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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G20 Ideol

Paul de la Guérivière will represent France at the G20 Entrepreneurs' Summit

Ideol has just been selected to be part of the French delegation of the next G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20YEA) which will take place in Fukuoka (Japan), on May 16th and 17th. This is the 11th Summit organized on the sidelines of the G20 Summit of Heads of States. 600 young entrepreneurs will represent their respective countries and jointly develop recommendations for growth, employment and innovation for a sustainable society. These recommendations will be submitted at the end of the G20 YEA to the governments of each state.


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Floating wind

The EU rewards Ideol with €2.5 million to finance the industrialization and commercial development of its technology

Ideol has just received a €2.5 million grant from the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 - SME Instrument programme. This funding is outstanding since this very selective programme only rewards 5% of the candidate projects.

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Exhibitions & conferences

6th Asia offshore Wind Day

  • Seoul

The Asia Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is organising the 6th Asian Offshore Wind Energy Day in Seoul on 9 May 2019. The event will bring together key players in the Asian offshore wind industry.

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FOWT'19

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  • Montpellier

The world's largest event dedicated to floating wind turbines will be held in Montpellier and will focus on the 1st GW.

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