Initial development of CETO began in 1999 with desk top research and design. Work on the design of the CETO technology platform commenced in 2003 with construction of the first prototype unit starting at the end of the same year. The CETO I prototype proved the concept of generating zero-emission power and freshwater from the ocean waves in 2006.
Between 2006 and 2008 CETO II prototypes were developed and tested in the waters of Fremantle, providing new commercial design concepts.
Recent work has focused on the design and manufacture of the commercial scale CETO unit (CETO III) and its testing in the waters off Garden Island in Western Australia.
- Scaled CETO III unit testing at Fremantle
- Detailed design and manufacture of commercial scale unit
- Deployment and test of commercial scale unit
- First commercial site selection & approvals
- Carnegie assumes 100% ownership of CETO
2006 to 2008 - CETO II - Pilot Plant (1/3rd scale)
- Pre-commercial design development
- Computational modeling development & virtual ocean
- Validation of computational models through in-sea trials
- Pre-commercial prototype array operating at Fremantle
- Carnegie Southern Hemisphere CETO licensee
2003 to 2006 - CETO I - Proof of Concept
- Prototype design, manufacture and deployment
- Technology demonstrator producing high pressure seawater
- Zero-emission power and desalinated water produced
1999 to 2003 - Pre CETO
- Initial investigations
- Scale models
- Wave tank and flume testing
Next Generation CETO 5 Unit