DCNS roadmap on OTEC

Emmanuel Brochard
DCNS Ocean Energy Business Unit, France

Keywords: OTEC, industrial, turnkey, onshore and offsore power plants, commercial

DCNS is a wolrd leader in naval defence, expanding to Ocean Energy with concrete projects (floating wind turbines, wave, tidal, OTEC). Our objective on OTEC: to turn OTEC to onshore and offshore supplying wrapped EPC contracts for turnkey industrial solutions, with commitments of performance and availability of the power plants. To reach such goal, DCNS invests in R&D with a full dedicated team which achived major milestones in the past years : -OTEC feasability study in La RĂ©union Island -OTEC feasability study in Tahiti -design, construction and operation of a full size OTEC land based prototype in La RĂ©union French island -pre-dimmensionning of a 10MW offshore OTEC power plant for Martinique Frenh island Later in 2013, DCNS will announce a full scale OTEC onshore project. An offshore power plant project will be annouced in 2014.

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