James Fisher Marine Services collaborates with world-leaders in wave technology.

JFMS has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with wave-energy developer, Carnegie Clean Energy Limited.

Under the terms of the MoU, JFMS will cooperate with Australian-based Carnegie to help progress geotechnical, mooring and foundation techniques, processes and systems to deploy Carnegie’s wave energy technology, CETO 6.

The work could include cooperation on a range of marine renewables areas where JFMS excels, including low-cost foundation design, subsea connectors, components and tooling, array planning, installation, operations & maintenance and offshore vessel selection.

Angus Nichols, project manager at CETO Wave Energy, said:

“CETO has the potential to revolutionise power and water production globally. We’re pleased to add JFMS to a number of academic, industry and research organisations around the world which we are collaborating with to help us develop our technology.”

Paul Scullion, managing director at JFMS projects division, said:

“Carnegie is one of the world’s leading wave-energy device developers and JFMS has world-leading expertise in the foundation design and installation of both wave and tidal energy devices, so I’m delighted with this commitment to work closely together.”

Carnegie’s CETO 6 technology, which has a target rated power of 1.5MW, is the platform that Carnegie will use for commercial wave energy arrays, which it plans to deploy at the Albany project in Western Australia.  


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CETO 6 is designed to deliver power to shore, where it can be used to power desalination plants or exported to the grid.