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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

Kick-off Ocean Energy Platform at Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (DUT) has kicked-off a new Ocean Energy Platform in order to increase research and education in Ocean Energy. DUT aims to play a major role in this upcoming renewable energy technology, including Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). The primary focus of this effort is the development and provision of knowledge needed to analyze and solve the key challenges of Ocean Energy. Specific Ocean energy challenges that will be addressed are related… Continue reading

ABS Grants Approval in Principle for Floating OTEC Electric Power Generation Plant

ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has granted approval in principle (AIP) to Maryland-based OTEC International LLC (OTI) for its 5–7 megawatt ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) Floating Power Plant (FPP). The FPP is designed to generate consistent electrical power for a commercial utility grid in the world’s tropical and sub-tropical zones.

The FPP design uses seawater to turn solar energy into power in a process known as OTEC.… Continue reading

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