Australia’s Carnegie Wave signs PPA with Navy for Perth project

The Colour raising ceremony on board HMAS Darwin and HMAS Perth during RIMPAC 2012 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.Mid Caption: Approximately 1100 Australian sailors, soldiers, airmen and women are participating on Exercise RIM-OF-THE-PACIFIC (RIMPAC 12) from 27 Jun 12 to 2 Aug 12 in the Islands of Hawaii. Two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) war ships HMAS Darwin, HMAS Perth and the submarine HMAS Farncomb will be conducting a range of exercises and live firing. The Australian Clearance Diving Team will be working with other nations conducting Explosive Ordnance Disposal and mine countermeasure activities in California and Hawaii. Also participating in the exercise are two AP-3C Orions, a S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter and the E7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) supported by Air Force personnel from Number 2 Squadron. Additionally 150 Army personnel from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR) with engineer, artillery and support elements are working with US Navy and US Marine elements in the Hawaii operating area. RIMPAC 12 is the world¿s largest multilateral live-fire maritime training exercise held around the Islands of Hawaii. There are 22 participating nations including Australia, Canada, France and Russia. Photo by CPL Chris Dickson1st Joint Public Affairs Unit

The Royal Australian Navy will buy wave power for its base on Garden Island

Carnegie Wave Energy has struck a landmark power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Australian Department of Defence for the electricity from its 2MW demonstration project in Perth.

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