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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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25/04/2018 to 26/04/2018 | Marseille
The internationaly-recognized event dedicated to floating offshore wind will be held in Marseilles next 25th...
26/06/2018 | Bremen
Bruno Geschier has confirmed his speaking engagement during the floating session of this event.
28/06/2018 to 29/06/2018 | London
Bruno Geschier will attend this forum organized in London. During this event, a panel discussion,...

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
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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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