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
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
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, 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
Following the successful OTEC symposium in Hawaii and Korea, the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia will host this years International OTEC Symposium. The 2-day Symposium will be held on September 1st and 2nd 2015, back-to-back to the 2015 International Conference on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology (ICFCHT 2015) at the same venue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
An Exhibition on OTEC, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and SmartGrid will also be held at the same venue throughout… Continue reading
In Memory of Dr. John Pina Craven
When the editor of OTEC News asked me if I would like to write an article in memory of Dr. John Pina Craven, I jumped at the opportunity and said, “Yes of course”. Having closely known Dr. Craven during my 35 year working career at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) I felt honored and qualified to be given the opportunity to celebrate the… Continue reading
The French island La Réunion is to receive €150m funding to deploy a seawater cooling project to power its air-conditioning, announced Monday, October 27.
The project will involve the construction and operation of a system to draw cold water at 5°C from a depth of 1,000m from the Indian Ocean and supply public and private facilities on the 2,500km² island. These include the regional hospital, university and the industrial and commercial areas of the… Continue reading