MacDermid to supply fluids for Carnegie marine hydrokinetic project

Global fluid firm MacDermid Offshore Solutions has signed an agreement with Carnegie Wave Energy to provide hydraulic fluid for Carnegie’s marine hydrokinetic project in west Australia.

MacDermid said the project will make use of its WECS Fluid, which is a newly designed water-based formula.

“We are very fortunate to be in a position to design and produce an environmentally friendly hydraulic fluid that will be incorporated in a system focused on a renewable energy source,” MacDermid Vice-President of Research and Development Simon McManus said.

The project will be located off the Perth coast and use Carnegie’s “CETO” generating system. The system uses a fully submerged buoy that relies on the vertical motion of waves to drive a pump, which in turn delivers pressurized water to an onshore turbine via a submerged pipeline. reported in July that Carnegie Wave Energy had ordered foundations for the project’s foundation.

Carnegie and partner Triton Renewable Energy had completed tests of a CETO unit off Bermuda’s south shore in May 2012.

The project is being funded by a number of entities and low emissions energy development programs. Carnegie said installation of the foundation will begin by the end of this year.

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