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“I wish Floatgen fair winds and following seas.” With these words Catherine Chabaud, the christener of Floatgen, France's first offshore - and floating - wind turbine, described the event which...
As floating offshore wind is about to enter into an era of commercial-scale deployment, Ideol announces it has raised over 8 million euros in new funding, welcoming in particular two...
Ideol has been designated as one of the most promising company in Europe (from all sectors) in the latest Red Herring Top 100. Ideol is by the way the only...

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25/01/2018 | Tokyo
The Asia Wind Energy Association is organizing the 3rd Asia Offshore Wind Day in Tokyo...
21/03/2018 to 22/03/2018 | Ostend
Bruno Geschier will attend this forum organized in Ostend. During this event, a conference will...
25/04/2018 to 26/04/2018 | Marseille
The internationaly-recognized event dedicated to floating offshore wind will be held in Marseilles next 25th...

The first French offshore floating wind turbine, Floatgen, is pictured during its inauguration in the port of Saint-Nazaire

Reuters - 13/10/2017

Turning point for Ideol and floating wind

Windpower Offshore - 13/10/2017

France inaugurates Floatgen floating wind demo

Renewable now - 13/10/2017

French floating wind flagship raises its sails

Recharge - 13/10/2017
"The ocean is not our last chance to combat climate change, but it definitely is our best chance” – Patricia Ricard… 1 day 20 hours ago
Great success for launching event in Tokyo 6 days 3 hours ago
Read this article about France's energy mix published in , Ideol's CEO being interviewed 1 week 1 day ago
RT : Read Exclusive: aims to deploy five-turbine pilot by 2020… 1 week 5 days ago
Rendez-vous lundi 4/12 au Nautic pour la conférence "Osons l'Océan / L'Avenir sera Bleu" organisée par… 1 week 6 days ago
RT : ‘More and more skeptics are coming onboard’: ’s Geschier 1 week 6 days ago

Key figures

  • 1specialty : floating foundations
    for the offshore wind industry
  • 4patents families
    including "Damping Pool®"
  • 2full scale demonstrators
    under construction
  • 7entrepreneurship,
    innovation and environnement awards
  • 13nationalities represented
    in the team
  • 30million euros
  • 65people,
    essentially engineers
  • 2015First commercial contract

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