Carnegie has agreed terms to act as the as exclusive agent for MAK Water’s products throughout the South American market.
Carnegie has been active in desalination development for some years having first produced zero-emission desalinated water from earlier CETO prototypes and now from its desalination plant on Garden Island. The desalination plant is currently running off grid power and will shortly be integrated into Carnegie’s Perth Wave Energy Project.
The containerised reverse osmosis plant used in this project is supplied by local Perth based water treatment company, MAK Industrial Water Solutions (MAK Water). Carnegie and MAK Water recently won the Australian Water Association WA (AWA) award for Program Innovation for this project.
Now, Carnegie will look to identify and create water and waste water treatment opportunities throughout South America. The agreement has been announced at the Latin America Water Week 2015 in Santiago, Chile in a presentation delivered by Carnegie which also provided an update on the CETO technology as part of the Water and Energy conference program.
Carnegie CEO Dr Michael Ottaviano said: “This Agency Agreement with MAK Water for South America creates an opportunity for Carnegie to expand its business opportunities in an emerging market. Carnegie has developed a unique capability in technology commercialisation in the marine and clean energy space which combined with MAK’s strength in water treatment will create a compelling business opportunity in water treatment and desalination in South America.”
CETO wave energy driven seawater desalination has the potential to significantly and sustainably reduce the amount of electricity consumed, and hence the associated greenhouse gas emissions produced, by seawater desalination.
Image: Carnegie Wave Energy (Interior of CWE’s onshore facility on Garden Island.)