France’s Ideol has signed a formal collaboration agreement with the Swedish Bygging Uddemann (BYUM) for the delivery of its concrete floaters for offshore wind.
Under the deal, BYUM will provide its know-how in serial production of concrete structures to fabricate the floating offshore wind platforms based on Ideol’s design.
The parties said they are committed to optimizing an Ideol-specific gantry slipforming solution that will be easily implementable by all construction companies.
“When we studied the numbers of floating offshore wind to be constructed within the next 10-15 years, and the option of making these floating structures in concrete, we realized a new potential application for our established and well proven Gantry Slipform production set-up,” said Henrik Magnusson, BYUM CEO.
“The perfect match came around when IDEOL presented their patented “Damping Pool” concrete solution. The scale and size of their concrete floater design fits perfectly with our Gantry Slipform set-up.”