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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BWIdeol

BW Offshore invests in Ideol creating floating offshore wind champion

Transaction highlights:

- BW Offshore to invest EUR 60 million in Ideol S.A., creating BW Ideol, a global integrated floating offshore wind company with proven technology and market-leading capabilities
- BW Offshore expects to own ~50% of BW Ideol post a contemplated capital raise and listing as a separate company on Euronext Growth
- Targeting completion of the private placement and listing by end-March with BW Offshore as an anchor investor and industrial partner
- BW Offshore’s experience in developing and operating offshore production systems and capital markets access is highly complementary to Ideol’s floating offshore wind IP and expertise
- Creating a strong platform for a floating offshore wind business with accelerated growth potential as a technology and EPC provider, and developer and operator of wind power projects

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Port of Cromarty Firth

Port of Cromarty Firth agrees to partnership with global leader in floating offshore wind

Port of Cromarty Firth has signed a Letter of Intent with IDEOL, a global leader in floating foundations for offshore wind, which could create well in excess of five hundred new Scottish construction jobs.

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Current and future challenges for floating offshore wind

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This conference is organized by WFO (World Forum Offshore Wind).

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8th Asia Offshore Wind Day

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The 8th Asia Offshore Wind Day will be organized by the Asia Wind Energy Association (virtually) on 2-3 March, 2021.

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