ABS Grants Approval in Principle for Floating OTEC Electric Power Generation Plant
ABS works with designers on innovative solutions that adapt to changing global energy demands
(Houston, March 10, 2015) ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has granted approval in principle (AIP) to Maryland-based OTEC International LLC (OTI) for its 5–7 megawatt ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) Floating Power Plant (FPP). The FPP is designed to generate consistent electrical power for a commercial utility grid in the world’s tropical and sub-tropical zones.
“Thermal energy conversion demonstrates considerable potential as a renewable energy source, and ABS is proud to partner with innovators like OTI on pioneering projects such as the OTEC FPP,” says ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. Read more…