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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 […]

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.

6 February 2018 Business & Finance

Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa and Sif Group currently hold the biggest slices of cakes in their respective fields, when looking at the total installed offshore wind capacity in Europe. 

31 December 2017 Contracts & Tenders

Germany Confirms Two Additional Offshore Wind Farm Links The German Federal Network Agency has added two more offshore wind farm connection systems to the revised Offshore Grid Development Plan (O-NEP) 2030. 32 Beatrice Foundations In Place Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Oleg Strashnov installed the 32nd of 86 jacket foundations on the 588MW Beatrice offshore […]

26 December 2017 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The 2MW Floatgen wind turbine, the first offshore and floating wind turbine to be installed off the French coast, has produced its first electricity in the port of Saint-Nazaire while undergoing tests.

23 August 2017 Business & Finance, Technology

Building a floating foundation in concrete has shown to be a cheaper solution, not only construction-wise but with O&M taken into account as well, since the material is much more durable at sea – as learned from the offshore oil & gas industry – according to Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Ideol.