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First Commercial OTEC by Bardot Ocean

BARDOT Group, a French SME specialised in subsea engineering and equipment manufacturing for offshore energy, has signed a contract for the first commercial OTEC system to be installed in an eco-resort in Maldives. The contract was signed between the two parties in presence of the Minister of Environment and Energy of Maldives, Mr Thoriq Ibrahim.

The contract includes Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation works.

The Group’s recent business unit BARDOT Ocean provides Integrated Energy Solutions… Continue reading

Register now for the 4th annual OTEC symposium !

The preparations for the 4th annual OTEC symposium are in full swing. The symposium will take place in the Netherlands on Tuesday October 25th and Wednesday 26th 2016. The symposium is hosted by Delft University of Technology and by the Offshore Energy Exhibition 2016, gathering most of the world’s expertise on offshore technologies. Different partners and sponsors, such as DCNS, Deltares, Bluerise and Technip, have already committed resources to support the symposium and the… Continue reading

Vast potential for Ocean Thermal Energy in the Caribbean

CAF – The Development Bank of Latin America – has identified the potential use of deep seawater air conditioning (SWAC) systems in the Caribbean. Hotels and resorts are large consumers of electrical energy in Caribbean islands, and conventional air conditioning (A/C) systems account for around 40% of the total energy consumption in such buildings. SWAC uses deep cold seawater to replace the chillers used in conventional A/C systems, greatly reducing the electrical consumption and costs.… Continue reading

Akuo Energy, DCNS and Entrepose to work together to develop onshore OTEC plant for Martinique

Under the auspices of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Akuo Energy, DCNS and Entrepose (VINCI Construction) have announced the signing of a partnership agreement regarding an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant project on the island of Martinique, a project called NAUTILUS. Renewable marine power developer Akuo Energy will use technology from DCNS in the OTEC plant. Entrepose will carry out the engineering at sea.

The 5.7-megawatt onshore OTEC plant at Bellefontaine in Martinique will… Continue reading

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