Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion


Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion or OTEC is receiving worldwide interest and SST has been instrumental in developing the concepts and designs for a prototype floating plant.

  • System concept development
  • Desktop studies
  • Site selection
  • Site surveys
  • System trade analysis
  • System designs
  • Permitting support
  • GIS charting and analysis
  • Loading, anchor and mooring analysis
  • Mooring system design
  • Micropile & conventional anchor design
  • Transmission cable route planning
  • Dynamic riser cable specification  
  • Cable termination design
  • Shore landing design and plan (HDD)
  • Mechanical design
  • Corrosion control
  • Materials analysis
  • Integration and test planning
  • Installation design, planning and support
  • Maintenance planning
  • Operations planning

SST provided systems engineering, site survey, anchor and mooring analysis and design and mechanical design to the Lockheed Martin Ocean Thermal Energy (OTEC) pilot project for the US Navy.


SST planned and accomplished an 1100 meter deep bathymetric and sidescan survey with challenging slopes for a proposed OTEC pilot plant for the US Navy off Pearl Harbor on Oahu.