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OPT and Gardline Environmental Announce Agreement for Joint Development of Metocean Monitoring and Maritime Security Systems Solutions

PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT) and Gardline Environmental, Ltd announced today a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") to jointly develop innovative metocean monitoring and maritime security systems for prospective customers in the ocean observing and defense and security markets.

The MOU outlines a multi-phase effort which is the basis for ongoing collaboration between the two companies. Under this agreement, OPT and Gardline will work closely to investigate, develop, test and market advanced innovative solutions enabled by both companies' technologies.

OPT President and Chief Executive Officer, George H. Kirby stated, "We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Gardline to develop a joint monitoring solution for offshore applications. The lack of cost effective delivery of reliable offshore power has long been the cause of stifled innovation. This MOU represents an important step in our intensified efforts to accelerate PowerBuoy commercialization and market adoption. Gardline's expertise with systems integration, sensors and communications complemented by OPT's leadership in wave energy conversion technology paves the way for novel solutions in offshore markets. We are pleased that Gardline chose to work with OPT to provide advanced systems solutions to the offshore industry."

Gardline Environmental, Ltd is a market leader within the worldwide environmental services market and is part of Gardline Marine Sciences and the Gardline Group. Gardline has been successfully completing environmental, metocean, hydrographic, and geophysical surveys worldwide for more than 45 years, which has allowed the development of a high level of scientific and technical experience in the full range of marine environments.

Gardline's Metocean Business Manager, Adam Nicholls commented, "We are excited about working closely with OPT to create new, innovative applications and solutions that offer a potentially revolutionary improvement to current operational practices while reducing costs to clients within the metocean, security and defense markets."

About Gardline Environmental, Ltd

Gardline Marine Sciences is an international and multi-disciplinary marine service company at the forefront of marine management. Gardline combines high quality marine science, real world commercial acumen with the latest technology and software, research analysis and management tools, offering a full range of marine scientific services.

About Ocean Power Technologies

Headquartered in Pennington, New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies (Nasdaq:OPTT) is a pioneer in renewable wave-energy technology that converts ocean wave energy into electricity. OPT's proprietary PowerBuoy® technology is based on a modular design and has undergone periodic ocean testing since 1997. OPT specializes in cost-effective and environmentally sound ocean wave based power generation and management technology.

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CONTACT: Company Contact: Mark A. Featherstone, Chief Financial Officer of OPT Phone: 609-730-0400 Investor Relations Contact: Shawn Severson The Blueshirt Group Phone: 415-489-2198

Source:Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.