Global OTEC Resources and Enogia SA are set to join forces on the development of a floating Ocean Thermal Energy conversion platform (OPEC). According to a statement released on Wednesday, both companies have signed a memorandum of understanding. To develop crucial subsystems required for the first floating OTEC installation of commercial scale that will be situated in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa.
This partnership is an important step toward providing tropical islands with energy security. Liberating them from expensive diesel fuel imports, and supplying baseload power from the ocean with zero CO2 emissions.
In this alliance, Global OTEC, a technology and project developer, and ENOGIA, a manufacturer of turbines and Organic Rankine Cycles (ORCs), combine their considerable knowledge in these fields. Furthermore, a conference in London was held in June after a site visit to ENOGIA’s factory in Marseille in February.
Expected date for the floating Ocean Thermal Energy conversion platform in Gulf of Guinea
The facility is expected to be installed in 2025. And produce electricity for local communities and businesses in Sao Tome and Principe. The floating OTEC platform, dubbed Dominique, will exploit temperature gradients of about 20 degrees Celsius. Plans for a future increase in capacity with the addition of new platforms are already in place.
Additionally, Global OTEC was founded to hasten the commercialization of a floating OTEC technology. In order to create zero-carbon, baseload, clean energy sources that have the greatest impact on enhancing the energy security of SIDS, LDCs, and coastal nations while also assisting the planet in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and eventually ending its total reliance on fossil fuels.
Furthermore, Enogia is a Leading producer of turbines for use in renewable energy applications. The company has a long history of innovation, creating and producing fuel cell air compressors. As well as ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) devices, which turn heat into energy.