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  • 27 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    Ideol’s concrete hulls for commercial-scale floating wind farms could be built and launched in at least five construction sites in California, with two being immediately suitable without any upgrades, the French company said. In addition, four sites were identified as suitable for wind turbine assembly and eight harbors are capable of storing mooring lines as […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    French floating offshore wind developer Ideol has raised an additional EUR 8 million in financing to boost growth and accelerate international development.

  • 17 June 2015

    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 […]

  • 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.

  • 7 July 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    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 […]

  • 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.

  • 10 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ideol and Taisei Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint development and promotion of concrete foundations for floating offshore wind in Japan using Ideol’s Damping Pool technology. According to Ideol and Taisei, floating offshore wind is a promising market in Japan as its potential is three times larger than that of bottom-fixed […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 12 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    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 […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    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 […]

  • 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. 

  • 31 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Grid Connection

    Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy (AOE) have unveiled the details of their market-ready universal floating offshore substation. Developed in cooperation with ABB, the floating offshore substation is designed for both bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind farms starting at depths of 40 metres. It is based on Ideol’s patented and shallow-draft Damping Pool® concept and on AOE’s […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Japanese utility JERA, French state-owned investment company ADEME Investissement, and Ideol have teamed up to develop commercial-scale floating offshore wind projects. The parties agreed on the key terms for the establishment of an investment vehicle dedicated to the financing of the development phase of at least 2 GW of projects using Ideol’s Damping Pool technology. According […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    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 […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 18 September 2012

    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 […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 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.

  • 13 November 2015

    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 […]

  • 13 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Ideol has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kerogen Capital to assess the benefits of using offshore wind to power oil & gas platforms. Ideol stated that the focus of the initiative will be to combine the Damping Pool, its floating offshore wind solution, with Kerogen’s international offshore oil & gas expertise and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]