Ideol and Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group (BBRG) have entered a strategic partnership to develop a new synthetic mooring solution for the floating offshore wind market.
According to the parties, the goal is to meet the floating offshore wind market’s cost reduction, capacity and lead-time expectations.
“Mooring solutions and offshore installation have a significant impact on a project’s CAPEX and OPEX and it is imperative for IDEOL to leverage its pioneering efforts with synthetic mooring and further reduce the LCOE of floating wind,” said Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of Ideol.
“Since our day 1 interaction with Ideol, we realized that applying existing oil & gas cable technology leads to unnecessary high system cost. Today, we are proud to be at a point where we can convert all our cumulated application insights into the development of a custom rope concept fit for the specific operating environment of floating wind,” added John Churchfield, CTO of Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group.
This new partnership with Bridon-Bekaert is expected to take advantage of BBRG’s presence and production capabilities in Scotland in light of the upcoming ScotWind tenders and future floating offshore wind farms.