From concept to reality

History & values

Since 2010, from the very moment the company was founded, we have considered that floating wind is the future of offshore wind. An obvious potential , but a sizeable challenge.


The founders’ philosophy

Tchernobyl, Deepwater Horizon, Fukushima… Our planet suffers from an energy policy enherited after the glorious 30 with noticeable signs of this suffering becoming increasingly visible.

In 2010, when Ideol was created, our founders Paul de la Guérivière and Pierre Coulombeau were convinced that to counter climate change and prepare the future’s energetic mix, offshore wind was a solution, but that floating wind – featuring unlimited depth and harmless for the coastal landscape – would rapidly become essential.

 

Oceans across the world offer a free and unlimited source of renewable energy. The world's most abundant and best wind ressources are located further offshore and at depths beyond 50 m.

 

Ideol was therefore founded with a single aim: introduce innovation to the segment of foundations for offshore wind turbines and especially in the segment of floating foundations in order to greatly reduce the cost of offshore turbines. 

 

3 years of  development... then business

The engineers and experts collaborating with us have used their vast experience of the offshore industry and renewable energies to develop a floating breaktrough technology for offshore turbines, based on our parent patent: Damping Pool®.  After a series of tank tests, Ideol launched the development of its first prototype (Floatgen) and was then contacted by the Japanese gouvernment to engineer two other demonstrators. The wheels were turning!

Ideol today: innovation and community involvement

Since 2016, Ideol has also worked on a pre-commercial project in France (Eolmed) along with several pre-commercial and commercial projects worldwide. Today our activities are guided by two core values: innovation of course, that guides our daily work, but also commitment, to both the planet and humankind. For example, each year we organise a competition for associations with a major social impact, during which, together, we select the associations that we support both by funding and a day of voluntary service. 

 

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Industry leaders sign floating offshore wind strategic partnership and develop new product

IDEOL, an internationally recognized leader and pioneer in floating offshore wind, and BRIDON-BEKAERT ROPES GROUP (BBRG), the world’s premier supplier of mission-critical advanced cables and ropes, have signed a strategic partnership aiming at developing a new industry-transforming synthetic mooring solution to meet the fast accelerating floating offshore wind market’s cost-reduction, capacity and lead-time expectations.

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French and Japanese Leaders Team Up to Develop Commercial Scale Floating Offshore Wind Projects

JERA (Japan’s largest utility company), ADEME INVESTISSEMENT (a 100% French State-owned investment company aiming at financing innovative infrastructure projects) and IDEOL (a global leader in floating offshore wind) have 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 patented Damping Pool® technology.

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