Port Fairy project
The Port Fairy Pilot Wave Energy Project involves the design, construction, installation and testing of a full-scale bioWAVE pilot plant equipped with a 250kW O-Drive module. Design and project development were completed during 2012-2014. The bioWAVE unit was constructed during 2014-2015, and project installation (including onshore equipment, subsea cable, bioWAVE and O-Drive) was completed during 2015-2016. The project is scheduled for operation and testing during 2017. Data acquired from the project, and experience gained, will be used in the further commercialisation of the bioWAVE and O-Drive concepts.
- The bioWAVE pilot project is located near Port Fairy, Victoria Australia, with full exposure to Southern Ocean swell;
- The project is intended to test and demonstrate the bioWAVE and O-Drive technologies at a full-scale grid-connected site for up to 12 months;
- Funding for the project has been provided by BPS, ETIS (Vic. Government), and ARENA (Aust. Government).