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… Continue reading
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.
The Group’s recent business unit BARDOT Ocean provides Integrated Energy Solutions… Continue reading
The preparations for the 4th annual OTEC symposium are in full swing. The symposium will take place in the Netherlands on Tuesday October 25th and Wednesday 26th 2016. The symposium is hosted by Delft University of Technology and by the Offshore Energy Exhibition 2016, gathering most of the world’s expertise on offshore technologies. Different partners and sponsors, such as DCNS, Deltares, Bluerise and Technip, have already committed resources to support the symposium and the… Continue reading
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
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
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