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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.

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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

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

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

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