4th International OTEC symposium demonstrates OTEC technology readiness and accelerated industry growth

09 November 2016 by Ocean Energy

This year’s edition of the annual International Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Symposium was held last week at the Technical University Delft in The Netherlands and gathered a diverse and international delegation with over 100 guests from 14 different countries.

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 technologies and industries, provided a perfect gathering place. Previous editions of the OTEC symposium were held in HawaiiKorea and Malaysia.

The OTEC symposium offered two days of interactive sessions, and hosted a wide variety of speakers including key players in the OTEC industry, experts in energy markets, NGO’s and finance experts from all over the world. The venue of the first day was the Science Center at TU Delft. This day focused on technology and current projects. The second day was held as an official side event of the Offshore Energy conference at the RAI convention centre in Amsterdam, where the focus was on the market, certification and the road ahead. The photos of the symposium can be found at the OTEC foundation facebook. The video recordings of the symposium will be available shortly.

Read more on the OTEC News Website.

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