Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Tender called for Albany wave energy project

    31/07/2017 3:30 PM
     
    • Tender for wave energy technology development project released today
    • Release a significant step forward for the wave energy project, which will drive employment in new industries in the Great Southern 

    A cutting-edge wave energy project in Albany is one step closer, with a request for proposals from industry released today on Tenders WA.

     

    This represents a significant step forward for the State Government's $19.5 million commitment to developing the Albany wave energy project and investing in renewable energy projects in Western Australia.

     

    The wave energy project includes a technology development project as well as the establishment of a Wave Energy Research Centre in Albany. These two elements combined will bring together State Government agencies, universities and industry to ensure that Albany's natural suitability for renewable energy is fully utilised.

     

    The project will put Western Australia at the leading edge of the emerging wave energy technology sector and create exciting job prospects for the local community.

     

    The request for proposal will be available on Tenders WA for three weeks, and can be accessed at http://www.tenders.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

     

    "Albany has first-class wave resources and is the right place to establish a hub for renewable energy research and development.

     

    "We expect this project will deliver a significant jobs boost, particularly in Albany.

     

    "The tender for development of wave energy technology is a solid step forward.

     

    "Renewables are a 21st century industry and we want Albany and Western Australia to be at the forefront of innovation and technology development in this sector; we want to be technology makers, not takers."

     

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