Robert J. Nicholson III Retires
Bob Nicholson (Robert J. Nicholson III) retires at the end of this year as President and Director of Global Market Development of OTEC International, LLC (OTI). We anticipate that Bob will continue to consult on OTI’s global development.
Bob has been involved with OTEC for more than three decades and has been with OTI since The Abell Foundation acquired exclusive license to J. Hilbert Anderson’s Sea Solar Power technology for ocean thermal energy conversion. In fact, Bob was responsible for the licensing of the Anderson’s technology to Abell.
When interest in renewables was dormant, Bob kept the promise of OTEC alive in the mind of utility industry leaders. He has been instrumental in bringing us to the point we are in negotiations with Hawaiian Electric Company and the Caribbean Utilities Company.
We deeply appreciate Bob’s substantial contributions and tireless efforts and we will miss Bob’s affable personality.
OTI’s Jonathan Ross Gets Published by RINA
OTI’s Chief Engineer and Naval Architect Jonathan M. Ross, P.E., Ch.Eng. has a paper Design Considerations for a Floating OTEC Platform published by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). Ross presented the paper at the Marine and Offshore Renewable Energy Conference in London this September.
The paper examines design considerations for a floating, ocean-based OTEC facility; the commercial viability of OTEC technology; design tradeoffs of ship-shape, semi-submersible, and spar designs; the unique challenges associated with the construction of an OTEC facility and how existing technologies can serve as a base for safe, and efficient placement and operation of OTEC equipment.
Please visit our website for a copy of the paper’s abstract and details on where to purchase the paper: OTI Publications