July 2009


Oregon Wave Energy Trust announced today that Sound & Sea Technology (SST) of Lynnwood, WA was awarded a contract to study wave energy device anchoring and mooring techniques applicable to the full range of wave energy devices that might be installed in Oregon waters in the future. For the OWET contract, SST teamed with National Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) of Northumberland, UK and with Fugro West.

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently awarded Lockheed Martin an $8.12 million contract to further develop Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology, which leverages the temperature difference between warmer water at the ocean’s surface and colder water below to produce renewable and reliable power. Under the contract, SST will work with a Lockheed Martin-led industry team to develop critical OTEC system components and further mature its design for an OTEC pilot plant, an incremental step in developing large-scale utility plants. A key part of maturing the plant design includes developing an interface between the system’s cold water pipe and the platform.