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4 July 2019

Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine installed offshore France, produced a total of 2.2GWh during the first half of 2019, thus exceeding expectations, according to Ideol. Based on the first operational results, Ideol reported that the 2MW Floatgen met and exceeded all expectations and faced wave heights of up to 6.2m at the Sem-Rev test site. According to the […]

5 February 2019 Operations & Maintenance

LOC Renewables has overseen the launch of the 2MW Floatgen turbine, the first offshore wind turbine installed in French waters. The company's Paris office supplied marine warranty surveying services (MWS) across the project, which started delivering electricity to the grid in September last year. LOC offered MWS services for a variety of activities, from concrete floater construction […]

4 July 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

The Floatgen floating offshore wind turbine is now ready to supply clean energy to the French electrical grid, after Mojo Maritime replaced a defective connection box at the SEM-REV test site, which was preventing an electrical connection to marine energy converters.

30 April 2018 R&D, Technology

The 2MW Floatgen floating wind turbine has been towed to the École Centrale de Nantes SEM-REV demonstration site off the Croisic, France. The Floatgen turbine left the Port of Saint-Nazaire on Sunday, 29 April and arrived at the site some 20 kilometres off the Croisic on Monday, 30 April, Centrale Nantes said. In the next […]

13 October 2017 Wind Farm Update

The Floatgen wind turbine is currently being prepared for deployment off Croisic at the École Centrale de Nantes SEM-REV demonstration site in France. This is both the first offshore and floating wind turbine to be installed off the French coast.

13 October 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Floatgen project partners are scheduled to inaugurate the 2MW floating wind turbine today, 13 October, after it was fully assembled at the Saint Nazaire port in France.

8 September 2017 Wind Farm Update

The 2MW Floatgen floating wind turbine project has reached another milestone with the installation of the transition piece onto the recently completed concrete floating wind foundation in the Port of Saint-Nazaire, France.

24 August 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

The square ring-shaped floating foundation, the heart of the Floatgen floating wind project, was launched yesterday at the Port of Saint-Nazaire, France. 

27 July 2017 Wind Farm Update

France-based offshore services provider Bourbon has completed the installation of the mooring system for the Floatgen wind turbine – first of its kind in France – at the SEM-REV site off Brittany. The turbine will be installed by the end of the year.

30 May 2017
26 May 2017

Euskalforging, the manufacturer of seamless rolled rings, has signed a contract to supply all the flanges for the foundation and the tower for the Floatgen project, a floating wind demonstration project in France.

15 March 2017 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The 2MW Floatgen floating wind turbine has started taking shape in the Port of Saint-Nazaire with over 50% of the construction works now completed, Ideol, the lead developer of the project, said.

11 October 2016 Wind Farm Update

French floating foundations designer Ideol will use a 2MW Vestas V80 wind turbine for the Floatgen project, the first of its kind in French waters, the company told Offshore WIND. ''The V80 wind turbine has effectively been delivered at Saint-Nazaire in June. The floating foundation construction is progressing well and, according to our initial planning, the […]

5 October 2016

French transport engineering company, OCTRA, has been contracted to supply the construction barges as well as associated equipment and skilled staff for the first building phase of the Floatgen project. The company will also work on the full float out of the 5,000-tonne caisson. OCTRA is supporting the Floatgen project together with her sister company Coordinadora and […]

12 September 2016 Wind Farm Update

The construction works on Ideol's Floatgen project have started this month, as announced in June,with the wind turbine and most of the mooring system components now unloaded at the Saint-Nazaire port and the barge on which the construction is taking place already in position at Quai des Charbonniers. Le Béon Manufacturing is supplying the material needed for anchoring Floatgen, based […]

1 June 2016 R&D, Technology

The construction of the first wind turbine to be installed off the French coast – Floatgen – was officially launched today. The 2MW offshore wind turbine, set to be put into operation for the first time in 2017, will feature the first full-scale demonstrator of the ring-shaped floating foundation developed and patented by Ideol and built by Bouygues […]

1 June 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), a French engineering school and research institution, has selected an international consortium led by Le Béon Manufacturing to supply the material needed for anchoring Floatgen, a floating wind turbine demonstrator developed by the French company Ideol. The concept is based on a concrete floater built by Bouygues Travaux Publics. ECN invited tenders […]

27 June 2019 Business & Finance

France's Ideol and the Japanese Shizen Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind project in Japan. The multi-megawatt floating wind project will comprise Ideol's Damping Pool technology located off the coast of Kyushu and will draw upon Shizen’s experience in local project development, Ideol said. Currently, Ideol and Shizen Energy are examining […]

6 June 2019 R&D, Technology

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has held an opening ceremony in Kitakyushu City to commemorate the start of demonstration operations for the Hibiki barge-type floating offshore wind power generation system. The system, the first of its kind in Japan, was installed at a sea depth of about 50 metres and is […]

30 May 2019 Business & Finance

The French Ideol has shared a video showing the construction methods of its floating foundation. The ring-shaped floating foundation, known as the Damping Pool, has been developed and patented by Ideol and built by Bouygues Travaux Publics. The foundation is being used for the Floatgen floating wind project which comprises a 2MW Vestas V80 turbine installed offshore France. The […]

21 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Six floating wind companies have called on the French Government to include up to 5GW of floating wind capacity in the country's revised multiannual energy program, to be brought online by 2030. 

22 October 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

French floating offshore wind specialist Ideol has received a EUR 2.5 million grant from the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 - SME Instrument programme.

19 September 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Floating offshore wind turbine Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine installed off the French coast, has started delivering electricity to the grid.

26 April 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

France-based Ideol and Japan's Acacia Renewables, Macquarie Capital's wholly owned subsidiary, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the first utility-scale commercial floating offshore wind farm in Japan.

26 April 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

France's Ideol has secured EUR 15 million funding from energy investor Kerogen Capital in order to accelerate the commercialization of its floating foundation solution in key geographies.

12 February 2018 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D

The results of the call for offshore wind tenders in the Dunkirk area in France will be released in March, said French Secretary of State Sébastien Lecornu.