MAK Water is currently producing the first ever wave powered desalination plant in the World. This highly innovative project has been selected as a Program Innovation finalist for the upcoming AWA WA Water Awards.
Using hydraulic power generated from the ocean, the plant produces drinking water from sea water. The environmental benefits of this project are massive as the drinking water is produced in arid coastal locations using an entirely renewable energy source – the ocean swell.
Commonly desalination plants are powered by electricity and/or diesel generators. The MAK Water desalination plant is able to operate on either mains electricity, or wave energy, or both. When operated using wave energy, the ocean swell creates hydraulic pressure in a closed loop system resulting in zero-emission desalinated freshwater, from sustainable resources and renewable energy. The plant is based on Garden island, a naval base off the coast of WA and will supply drinking water to the WA water grid.
The Hon Mia Davies, Minister for Water will publicly announce category winners at the WA Water Awards Gala Dinner, Friday 28 November 2014.
For more information on this project, please contact us.