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ASDF and WavEC join forces

Kevin de Cuba | November 2016


ASDF is pleased to announce that on November 18th it has signed a MOU with WavEC Offshore Renewables. WavEC Offshore Renewables is known as an international leader in the marine renewable energy sector by promoting the development of marine renewable energy as a suitable sector of new economic activity, supported by knowledge and innovation.

ASDF in its pursuit of linking people, ideas and action toward sustainable development in the American continent, has a strong commitment to help island and coastal communities in the region to address key energy, water, and food needs through holistic, innovative, integral and sustainable solutions.

Moreover, ASDF is leading the establishment of a platform to develop a Deep Sea Water Industry (DSWI) on the island of Aruba, Dutch Caribbean, and guides and facilitates the process of engaging with interested stakeholders and partners such as WavEC Offshore Renewables to dedicate efforts, expertise, and resources on identifying suitable, productive, and sustainable uses for the Deep Sea Water (DSW) resulting from a separately ongoing development of a Sea Water Air-Conditioning (SWAC) process in the island.  


ASDF and partners foresee a great opportunity of developing such Deep Sea Water Industry to promote innovation, job creation, and sustainable economic growth on Aruba and deem it a very suitable, sustainable, and applicable approach across other countries in the region.

"With this partnership between ASDF and WavEC Offshore Renewables we look forward to continue to work with other like-minded organizations to making the Deep Sea Water Industry initiative in Aruba and other regional marine solutions a reality" stated ASDF Director, Kevin de Cuba. ASDF and WavEC Offshore Renewables will collaborate and cooperate in other matters of common interest, such as the promotion of development of marine renewable energy projects to provide clean electricity, potable water, and other innovative and sustainable uses of marine resources for coastal communities throughout the Americas. Please click on the following links for more information about ASDF and WavEC Offshore Renewables.

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