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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

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

Indian Navy plans to go green with OTEC at Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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

3rd International OTEC Symposium

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

Kick-off Ocean Energy Platform at Delft University of Technology

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

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