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“Bringing floating substations to commercial feasibility and utilizing serialization, industrialization and innovation to reduce the cost of floating wind”, said Ole Stobbe, Business Development Manager Northern Europe at Ideol, while speaking about what the company aims to do with a grant it recently received.
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.
Ideol Offshore and STX Europe Offshore Energy are developing a floating substation design for use on bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms starting at depths of 30 metres.
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.
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.
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.
The square ring-shaped floating foundation, the heart of the Floatgen floating wind project, was launched yesterday at the Port of Saint-Nazaire, France.
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.
French floating offshore wind developer Ideol has raised an additional EUR 8 million in financing to boost growth and accelerate international development.
Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric has partnered with Ideol to develop floating offshore wind energy projects in Irish waters using Ideol’s Damping Pool technology.
Marine renewables developer Atlantis Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French floating foundations designer Ideol to collaborate on a floating wind project off the UK. The collaboration will seek to initiate the development of a floating offshore wind project of up to 1.5 GW, with a pre-commercial phase of up to 100MW […]
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 […]
Japan’s Hitachi Zosen and France’s Ideol signed a contract to launch the construction phase of their 2-turbine offshore wind project in Japan on 13 June, 2016. Prior to this contract, the two companies signed an engineering agreement on 3 June 2015 for the design of both a concrete and a steel version of Ideol’s patented floating foundation […]
Ideol has raised more than EUR 3 million in the latest fundraising round, including capital from Tertium investment fund. The newly secured finances will be used to speed up the development of Ideol’s floating wind foundation. Ideol’s floating foundation can be constructed in concrete or steel. It is designed to be compatible with existing commercial offshore wind turbines without […]
The French floating foundation company Ideol has appointed two new professionals to boost its business in Northern Europe and Japan. Ole Stobbe has been appointed Business Development Manager for Northern Europe and Mutsumi Yamada is Ideol’s Country Manager for Japan. Stobbe has a degree in mechanical engineering and an experience from working in offshore wind for 13 years in a […]
Ideol and Group China Steel Corporation (CSC) have agreed to collaborate on floating offshore wind projects in Taiwan. The collaboration includes designing, engineering and constructing floating offshore wind turbines by using the Damping Pool technology, developed by the French floating foundation specialist. Areas that have been identified for the first offshore wind projects in Taiwan have water depths ranging […]
Following the signature of a technology partnership agreement in March, the French start-up IDEOL and the Japanese offshore wind leader Hitachi Zosen (HITZ) have signed an engineering agreement on June 3rd for the design of both a concrete and a steel version of IDEOL’s patented floating foundation adapted to Japanese sea conditions. The companies are […]
IDEOL, a fast-growing French start-up specialized in floating foundations for the offshore wind industry, and Hitachi Zosen (Hitz), a major Japanese industrial and engineering company, have signed an agreement for the design, engineering and construction of floating offshore wind turbines in Japan using IDEOL’s patented “Damping Pool” solution. “We are extremely pleased that one of […]
IDEOL has secured over 10M€ in funding this last December in order to finance its accelerated domestic and international growth. Three new investment funds (HPC CAPITAL, PACA INVESTISSEMENT and CPG) as well as three existing shareholders (the DEMETER 3 AMORCAGE Fund, the Emergence INNOVATION 1 Fund and the IO Group) have invested 3.8M€. 7.3M€ were […]
IDEOL, the fast-growing french start-up specialized in innovative floating foundations for the offshore wind industry, announced the appointment of Bruno Geschier as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. Bruno will bring his 20-year experience of international business development to IDEOL’s management team. Educated on both sides of the Atlantic, he started his professional career as entrepreneur […]
IDEOL, a company specialized in the design and installation of innovative foundations for the offshore wind industry, has secured a new funding round for the industrialisation of its floating platform solution based on the Damping Pool® patented system. The company is strengthened by the participation of two investment funds:, FCPR Demeter 3 Seed Fund managed […]
Based on the Damping Pool system and concrete fabrication, the IDEOL foundation solution enables to install wind turbine without the usual shallow water limitations, at costs more competitive than bottom-fixed foundation beyond 35-40 meters depth, where winds are better and noise/visual/fishing conflicts much lower. [mappress] Offshore WIND staff, January 25, 2013; Image: ideol-offshore
After two years of development, IDEOL announces the industrialisation of its floating offshore wind foundation and unveils its key features. The IDEOL solution represents a technological breakthrough from the current bottom-fixed foundation technologies. Thanks to the exceptional dynamic behaviour of the Damping Pool® system, developed and patented by IDEOL, the floating foundation is compatible with […]
IDEOL announces it has closed the financing of its innovative solutions development, and strengthened its advisory board with recognized experts from the offshore industry. Offshore wind is a buoyant sector: France is about to launch a first bidding for a 3 GW round, the United-Kingdom forecasts the installation of 32 GW before 2030, Germany sets […]
IDEOL, a company specialized in the development of innovative solutions for the offshore wind market, announces it has developed and patented two new concepts enabling to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind farms. – A floating platform on which to erect the wind turbines, with a construction costs divided by two in comparison with other […]
Quadran Energies Marines has applied for funding with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the EolMed floating offshore wind project in France. Quadran is seeking approximately EUR 50 million in the application that has been under appraisal since 21 March, EIB said. According to the bank, the project’s environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and permitting will be […]