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Floating Offshore Wind Energy: French and Swedish Team Up to Optimize Serial Production of Concrete Floaters

La Ciotat, France - The companies Ideol and Bygging Uddemann (BYUM) have signed a formal collaboration agreement aiming at further guaranteeing the on-time and on-budget delivery of Ideol’s concrete floaters for offshore wind, building on existing and proven construction methods.

Accordingt to Ideol, which belongs to the leading companies in floating offshore wind, and BYUM, which is specialized as a solution provider for serial production of concrete structures, the companies both have a demonstrated track-record of collaborating with major international construction and EPCI companies.

At a moment where commercial-scale floating wind is fast accelerating, Ideol and BYUM are working on optimizing an Ideol-specific gantry slipforming solution that will be easily implementable by all the leading construction companies across the globe.

“Developers and financiers require strong evidence of on-time and on-budget delivery before committing the billions required to build and operate offshore wind assets. This collaboration will enable us to offer such reliability for one of the preferred serial construction methods our teams have identified and optimized to meet tomorrow’s project needs”, says Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of Ideol.

“When we studied the numbers of floating offshore wind to be constructed within the next 10-15 years, and the option of making these floating structures in concrete, we realized a new potential application for our established and well proven Gantry Slipform production set-up”, says Henrik Magnusson, CEO of Bygging-Uddemann. “As strategic partners, with our combined international experience and knowhow, we are very confident that we have the best on-time and on-budget package available on the market”, he adds.

Source: IWR Online, 11 Jan 2021