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Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson

OTEC International LLC chosen for Hawaii OTEC Demonstration

OTEC International LLC has been selected to build a 1 MW OTEC at NELHA, Hawaii. The RFI for this went out recently, with a very short deadline, so we were wondering if the choice wasn’t a given from the start. The main investor in OTEC International has also invested in Seasolar Power earlier.

The OTEC demonstration plant is planned to be built on six acres of NELHA’s Hawai’i Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) Park. The… Continue reading


The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) has published an RFI seeking submissions from firms and or government agencies interested in developing a 1 megawatt Ocean Thermal Energy (OTEC) project at its 870 acre Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST Park) in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii.

Interestingly enough, the RFI was published on 30 September 2011, all questions must be answered by 14 October and the submission must be in by… Continue reading

Curaçao Ecopark with SWAC and OTEC research

The Curaçao Airport Holding company are working on a an “industrial park for high-tech production and research facilities with a sustainable character” called an Ecopark and have recently signed an MOU with a German company, Bricks International to develop a draft plan for the Ecopark. The concept was designed (PDF file) by a Dutch company, Bluerise, which is a startup company in the OTEC technology-provider space. Interestingly enough, the Ecopark vision is focused around… Continue reading

BEC and OTE Corp. signs MoU for two OTEC plants in the Bahamas

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation and Bahamas Electricity Corporation has according to Green Technology World, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop two OTEC plants in the Bahamas. The press release claims these will be the

worlds first two commercially operational plants.

OTEC discussions on LinkedIn

On LinkedIn there is a discussion group about OTEC which has some momentum, and 71 subscribing members as I write this. I suggest you join it if you are interested in OTEC.

Bahamas would want OTEC

The Tribune reports on the National Energy Policy Committee’s second report, which talk about OTEC.

“Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) processes also represent an exploitable renewable resource,” the Committee’s report said. “As the Bahama Banks are characterised by steep drop-offs, most of the major islands have a location where OTEC technology would be feasible. However, this technology is at the experimental stage.”

We aren’t dead yet

So that was a fairly long hiatus. We are working on migrating OTEC News from Blogger to our own Wordpress installation. So you are going to see a few rough edges around here for a while. Don’t hesitate to send us stories at editor@otecnews.org Thanks!

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