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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Ideol floating wind

Ideol’s floating wind turbine technology is fully validated and confirms its outstanding performance

The first operational results of the 2 MW Floatgen floating wind turbine, equipped with the Ideol floating foundation and installed on the Sem-Rev test site (Atlantic Coast of France), meet and even exceed expectations. Ideol's patented technology is now fully validated and ready for commercial-scale deployments.

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Ideol Shizen Energy

Ideol and Shizen join forces in Japan to develop a commercial-scale floating wind farm

Ideol and Shizen Energy, a leading Japanese renewable specialist, have expressed a formal intention to collaborate on the development of a commercial-scale floating wind project located off Kyushu using Ideol’s technology. This agreement was signed in Tokyo today by Mr Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of Ideol, and Mr Masaya Hasegawa, Representative Director of Shizen Energy, during the state visit of Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Economy, attended the signing ceremony.

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WindEurope Offshore 2019

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WINDMission Greece 2019

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Bruno Geschier has been invited to speak at this conference to be held in Greece the 14th and 15th of October.

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