The WA State Government via the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has released a tender for new wave energy technology.
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.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan expects the job will deliver a significant job boost to Albany.
“Albany has first-class wave resources and is the right place to establish a hub for renewable energy research and development.
“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,” said Ms MacTiernan.
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