With the increasing number of OTEC projects around the globe, more and more industrial companies increase their focus and product range towards OTEC. An example for this is the recent product update by Kobe Steel, Ltd and its announcement to provide high heat transfer titanium sheet specifically designed for OTEC plants.
Kobe Steel, Ltd. has developed a high heat transfer titanium sheet called HEET™ for use in plate heat exchangers, one of the important applications… Continue reading
Okinawa Prefecture has announced the start of the OTEC operation test at Kume Island on April 15th. The main aim is to examine the expected fluctuation of electricity supply caused by changes in weather, season, and sea temperature. The testing and research will be conducted with the support of Saga University until the end of 2014.
IHI Plant Construction Co. Ltd, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, and Xenesys Inc were entrusted to construct the 50 kilowatt plant… Continue reading
Today, Lockheed Martin has announced that it is working with Reignwood Group to develop an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot power plant off the coast of southern China. A memorandum of agreement between the two companies was signed in Beijing on Saturday. Following the ceremony, both companies met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry during his first official state visit to the People’s Republic of China.
The 10-megawatt offshore plant, to be… Continue reading
Today, Makai Ocean Engineering issued a press release announcing two endeavors in assisting the Navy to reach its alternative energy goals. The first is the design, planning and procurement of a 100-kilowatt turbine-generator for the Hawai’i Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Test Facility. The second project includes the installation and operation of this turbine-generator, as well as the design and testing of two new OTEC heat exchangers. “Makai Ocean Engineering is committed to… Continue reading
Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning to Begin Construction of Largest Seawater District Cooling System
Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning (HSAC) will utilize ocean thermal energy technology to provide air conditioning to as many as 40 large commercial buildings in the downtown area of Kakaako, Honolulu. The deep seawater infrastructure with a rated cooling capacity of 25.000 tons will cool up to 40% of the urban area on the island of Oahu. With a budget of $250 million dollars, the construction will begin shortly. Multiple companies have already signed contracts… Continue reading
An interesting article was recently published by the Manilla Bulletin Publishing Corporation.
Due to its geographical position near the equator, the use of ocean thermal energy can be very interesting in the seas and streets of the Philippines. Currently, the UK company Energy Island Bell Pirie Ltd. is planning to construct a 10-megawatt closed-cycle OTEC facility in Cabangan, Philippines as a pilot project. Ms. Latimer, director of Energy Island Bell Pirie, emphasized that OTEC has… Continue reading
OTEC International has published the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the proposed one megawatt demonstration plant at NELHA’s Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) Park at Keahole, Hawaii Island. The assessment which has been prepared at the request of NELHA, looks at the environmental implications at the facility’s proposed site. The comment period is open till August 22, 2012.
The proposed 1MWe OTEC facility will serve as a test platform for