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5th International OTEC Symposium

The 5th International OTEC Symposium will be held at the beautiful island of La Réunion, from 7th to 9th November 2017. La Réunion is an overseas French Island situated in the Indian Ocean with a working Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) land-based pilot, co-funded by NAVAL Energies and the Regional Council.

  • OTEC Policies & Finance
  • OTEC Project & Opportunity
  • OTEC  Technology
  • Scientific Challenges
  • Environmental & Social Impacts
  • OTEC standardisation and… Continue reading

Future OTEC standard making progress within IEC TC114

An international guidance document on OTEC is making significant development progress. This document will benefit the whole OTEC community, providing guidance to designers and project developers, and reassuring investors, insurers and national authorities.

The guidance document -IEC TS 62600-20- will be a Technical Specification developed within the Technical Committee TC114 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The document will cover land‐based, shelf‐mounted and floating OTEC plants which generate electrical power. It will be applicable to… Continue reading

Bureau Veritas approves KRISO Ocean Thermal Energy Converter

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued its first Approval in Principle for an Ocean Thermal Energy Converter (OTEC). The approval applies to a 1MW plant developed by the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) which will be built for installation off the coast of South Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, in the South Pacific Ocean.

Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice-President and Head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas, says, “OTEC… Continue reading

MMT and Reach Subsea to Work on NEMO Project for DCNS

Sweden’s MMT and Reach Subsea have been awarded a contract for the OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) NEMO project by French naval defense group DCNS.

The project is jointly developed by DCNS and its partners with purpose to characterize the geophysical and geotechnical context of the area of an offshore power plant with a floating platform and a potential cable route to the town of Bellefontaine in the western coast of Martinique’s Island in the… Continue reading

Indian Navy plans to go green with OTEC at Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Indian Navy plans to go green by setting up a mega OTEC plant to power its base in the ecologically sensitive Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The project aim is to generate 20 MW of power for the naval facilities and the air base on the island. DCNS, French industrial group that specialises in naval defence and energy, has performed and presented a pre-feasibility study to the Indian Navy for deploying offshore OTEC plants at… Continue reading

3rd International OTEC Symposium

The 3rd International OTEC Symposium 2015 was held from September 1 to September 2, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (IOSKL 2015). Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) hosted the symposium to share valuable information on OTEC from academic and industrial sectors. About 200 OTEC experts and participants from all over the world including France, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Sudan, Sweden , and USA have participated in the symposium giving brilliant thoughts to the OTEC… Continue reading

World’s largest OTEC plant connected to grid

HONOLULU, HI – Makai Ocean Engineering celebrates the completion of the world’s largest operational Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant with a dedication ceremony held Friday, August 21 at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA).

The OTEC power plant uses the temperature difference between the ocean’s cold deep water and warm surface water to generate clean, renewable electricity that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The NELHA-sited plant… Continue reading

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