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Tentative Dates for the 8th International OTEC Symposium

The 8th International OTEC Symposium is tentatively scheduled to be held October 22-24, 2020 in Cancun Mexico. The organization for this year will be headed by Professor Miguel Alatorre of Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia (UNAM). More information and updates will be made as they become available.
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OTEC at upcoming Caribbean Marine Technology Forum

The Caribbean Marine energy Technology forum will take place in Granada on November 6th. Possible renewable marine energy sources will be the topic of interest. These include tidal power, wave energy and offshore wind energy, but the main focus will be on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC).

The Forum will be hosted by CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and co-hosted by the Government of Grenada and CCREEE (Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency).… 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

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

Vast potential for Ocean Thermal Energy in the Caribbean

CAF – The Development Bank of Latin America – has identified the potential use of deep seawater air conditioning (SWAC) systems in the Caribbean. Hotels and resorts are large consumers of electrical energy in Caribbean islands, and conventional air conditioning (A/C) systems account for around 40% of the total energy consumption in such buildings. SWAC uses deep cold seawater to replace the chillers used in conventional A/C systems, greatly reducing the electrical consumption and costs.… Continue reading

Akuo Energy, DCNS and Entrepose to work together to develop onshore OTEC plant for Martinique

Under the auspices of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Akuo Energy, DCNS and Entrepose (VINCI Construction) have announced the signing of a partnership agreement regarding an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) plant project on the island of Martinique, a project called NAUTILUS. Renewable marine power developer Akuo Energy will use technology from DCNS in the OTEC plant. Entrepose will carry out the engineering at sea.

The 5.7-megawatt onshore OTEC plant at Bellefontaine in Martinique will… Continue reading

Funding NEMO: Offshore OTEC project awarded in NER 300 program

Earlier this week, EU commissioner Hedegaard announced the results of the Second NER300 Call in a brief press conference. In this round, 1 bn Euro’s has been awarded to 19 projects in 12 countries. Akuo and DCNS’ offshore OTEC project, NEMO, was also awarded €72m Euro.

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NEMO is an ocean thermal energy project off the west coast of Martinique in the Caribbean Sea. A moored barge will be installed housing four turbo-generators. Each will… Continue reading

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