Maximizing local content, cost competitiveness and optimizing the entire process from construction to installation, maintenance and decommissioning have been the company’s key priorities since day one.
This has lead to the development of an innovative and easily scalable floating technology: the Damping Pool®.
A proven technology ready for commercial deployment
With 2 full-scale demonstrators in operation and multiple pre-commercial and commercial-scale projects across the globe including 1GW under development in Scotland, BW Ideol is a highly competitive and leading floating wind co-developer & technology provider.
BW Ideol and ADEME Investissement create a joint offshore floating wind development company
BW Ideol, a global leader in offshore floating wind, and ADEME Investissement, a state-owned French financier of innovative infrastructure projects, have today entered into a final agreement for a EUR 40 million funding by ADEME Investissement of BW Ideol's project development activities.
BW Ideol teams up with Elawan Energy for multi-GW floating offshore wind projects in the Iberian Peninsula
BW Ideol has signed a Head of Terms with Elawan Energy, an ORIX company based in Spain, for the joint development of a multi-GW floating offshore wind pipeline off Spain and Portugal, subject to further negotiation of the final agreement between the Parties.
Launch of the Velella R&D project aiming at reducing the environmental impact of floating wind turbines
With a French Government grant of 5.7 million euros (as part of the “France 2030” program implemented by ADEME following the “DEMO Tase” call for projects), Velella has for objective to qualify several technology bricks & innovative methods needed to prepare the deployment of commercial floating wind projects under the best economic, social & environmental conditions.
This project will be a first in the MRE sector: each innovation will be driven by an eco-design approach, from life cycle analysis to recyclability and impact on the underwater environment. The Velella R&D project brings together multiple internationally recognized industrial and academic players: BW Ideol, as consortium and project leader, Centrale Nantes, the OPEN-C Foundation, IFREMER, ENSTA Bretagne and IVM technologies.