Former train station to host Albany wave energy centre

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A wave energy research centre will be setup at the former Albany Visitor Centre, the State Government has announced.

The University of WA will run the $3.75 million centre at the former Albany train station in Proudlove Parade.

Premier Mark McGowan and Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan announce the home for the project in Albany on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr McGowan said the centre, which follows plans for a trial wave farm project off Sandpatch, will be operational within a few months.

“Albany is the perfect location to examine wave technology, and the new Wave Energy Research Centre will provide a facility for scientists from across the world to gather a deeper understanding of wave and offshore energy,” he said.

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