Carnegie goes to Cornwall
Carnegie has opened an office at Pool Innovation Centre near Redruth and plans to move into the Hayle Marine Business Park following its completion later this year.
Construction of the array featuring three 1MW Ceto6 devices is scheduled to commence in 2017. First power is expected by 2018.
Carnegie UK chief Tim Sawyer said: “We have already started to work with Cornwall’s extensive supply chain as we seek to move the project forward.
“We anticipate employing 10 UK employees over the next 12-18 months and expand as we deliver a subsequent commercial project.”
Wave Hub director Claire Gibson added: “The location of Carnegie in the region will present a significant opportunity for the local supply chain, as the majority of fabrication and engineering will be completed locally.”
The company has been supported by Invest in Cornwall, a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Cornwall Council, hosted by Cornwall Development Company.