Advanced Composite Cold Water Pipe

Following our request for OTEC updates, Lockheed Martin provided us with a conference paper entitled “Selection and validation of a minimum-cost cold water pipe material, configuration, and fabrication method for ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) systems”.

The paper is an overview of the work done by Lockheed Martin on an advanced fiber composite cold water pipe (CWP) for a 100 MW offshore OTEC facility. For this scale of commercial plant, the CWP is not… Continue reading

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