Wave Swell Energy’s 200 kW commercial demonstration project on King Island has officially commenced. Various activities have been initiated, including the final detailed design of the main structure, the turbine, and the electronic control system.

A comprehensive bathymetric and geotechnical survey is currently being conducted, the results of which will feed directly into the formal permitting and regulatory activities. A public consultation process will comprise a part of those permitting activities.

Actual construction will not begin for a few months yet, taking place on the Tasmanian mainland prior to the completed structure being transported to the project location near the town of Grassy on King Island. The project is expected to be operational by June 2020.