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Allseas acquired OTEC Specialist 'Bluerise' in pursuit of renewables market

Author: https://www.nauticuslive.com | Date created: 11/07/2019

Allseas acquired OTEC Specialist 'Bluerise' in pursuit of renewables market

Allseas planned to market the Netherlands based specialist developer of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology 'Bluerise', concepts to deliver renewable energy solutions.

Switzerland based World-leading contractor in offshore pipeline installation, heavy lift and subsea construction market 'Allseas' acquired Bluerise, a specialist developer of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology that delivers renewable energy solutions. 

Bluerise is based in Delft, the Netherlands, and has been researching and developing OTEC technology for 9 years, designing systems that utilize the natural temperature difference in the ocean between cold deep water (5°C) and warm surface water (25°C) to generate clean electricity. 

Allseas planned to utilize its offshore expertise and record of deep-water technologies to further enhance the Bluerise concepts and accelerate the implementation of OTEC technology for renewable energy projects, taking it to next level. 

Allseas said, OTEC generates renewable energy by harnessing the heat in ocean surface water to evaporate liquids with a low boiling point (such as ammonia). The vapour drives a turbine that generates electricity. After the vapor transfers its energy, a heat exchanger condenser cools the vapour, turns it back into liquid and a pump conveys it to the heat exchanger evaporator to repeat the cycle. 

Furthermore, Bluerise technologies includes, Seawater District Cooling (SDC) application, to use cold deepwater for cooling and water production. 

OTEC, with its vast offshore energy potential and scalability, matches well with the company’s capabilities. Allseas looks forward to continuing the work performed by Bluerise, founded by Berend Jan Kleute and Remi Blokker, and making OTEC a success, Allseas added.

Allseas determined to foster the use of renewable energy sources. 

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