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Japan Supported Project toward Development of Advanced Hybrid OTEC in Malaysia

The Japan Science and Technology Agency last month announced seven new SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) projects for FY2018 including a collaborative research program between the Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

SatrepsThe collaborative research is entitled “Project for Development of Advanced Hybrid Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Technology for Low Carbon Society and Sustainable Energy System: First Experimental OTEC Plant of Malaysia.”

This study is aimed at… Continue reading

6th International OTEC Symposium Okinawa

The International OTEC Symposium is the world’s largest international conference on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). Since the first conference in Hawaii in 2013, it has been held annually in Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands, and France. Two days of unique and interactive sessions provides the framework for networking and collaboration among the wide variety of international speakers and participants. From key players in the OTEC industry and energy markets, finance experts and government representatives from… Continue reading

5th OTEC Symposium

The 5th International OTEC Symposium took place on Reunion Island on November 7-9, 2017. This gathering follows the previous four in Hawaii, Malaysia, South Korea, and the Netherlands. Reunion Island is a French territory off Madagascar and hosts the Naval Energies and Technical University of Reunion’s OTEC prototype. We appreciate this year’s organizers for their hard work bringing off this successful event.

Symposium_reunionAttendees and presenters were indeed international, with France, South Korea, Malaysia, England, USA,… Continue reading

OTEC moves a step closer in Cayman Islands

Plans for a floating power plant that will harness solar energy stored in Cayman’s coastal waters are moving forward following the completion of an environmental impact study according to an article in Cayman Compass

The owners of OTEC Cayman Ltd., in Grand Cayman this week for a renewable energy conference, told the Cayman Compass their consultants have completed the required environmental studies, which will be submitted to the Environmental Assessment Board in the coming weeks.… Continue reading

Japan and the Netherlands strengthen ties in OTEC research and technology development

On February 8, TU Delft signed an agreement with Japan to formalize its collaboration on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and other ocean energy solutions, including tidal, wave and current energy. The signing ceremony was part of a seminar on ocean energy at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo. The seminar, during which Ambassador Aart Jacobi gave a complementary speech and witnessed the signing ceremony, gathered about fifty researchers and industry… Continue reading

4th International OTEC symposium demonstrates OTEC technology readiness and accelerated industry growth

This year’s edition of the annual International Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Symposium was held last week in the Netherlands and gathered a diverse and international delegation with over 100 guests from 14 different countries, see the picture.

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Bluerise and the OTEC Foundation were the proud hosts and organizers of this year’s edition. The Netherlands widely recognized as a global hub for of maritime and water management related… Continue reading

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.

Bardot-300x236The Group’s recent business unit BARDOT Ocean provides Integrated Energy Solutions… Continue reading

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