PIAFF&CO R&D PROJECT

Piaff & coBW Ideol is part of the PIAFF&CO project to improve knowledge of flying fauna - birds and bats - in the vicinity of offshore wind farms. The project will use unique feedback from Floatgen, our floating wind turbine in operation in France, and in situ data from the SEM-REV test site. 

The project is run by Centrale Nantes in conjunction with the Centre d'Écologie et des Sciences de la Conservation du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle and the St Nazaire offshore wind farm.

 

Piaff & Co BW Ideol
Gulls at rest on the platform of the FLOATGEN wind turbine

 

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BW Ideol teams up with Taiya Renewable Energy for both pilot and commercial-scale projects in Taiwan

BW Ideol has signed a partnership agreement with Taiya Renewable Energy for the joint development, subject to further due diligence and negotiation of the final agreements among the Parties, of a floating offshore wind pipeline including a 50 MW floating wind pilot-project and commercial-scale projects off Taiwan.

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World’s first offshore hydrogen plant soon powered by Floatgen

BW Ideol and Centrale Nantes welcome the launch of the world’s first offshore hydrogen production unit which will be powered by BW Ideol’s landmark floating offshore wind turbine operating successfully off France’s west coast since 2018.
This pioneering clean hydrogen project is led by Lhyfe, a leading producer and supplier of green hydrogen for mobility and industry.

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First helicopter evacuation exercise on a wind turbine in France !

On March 24, 2022, a first in France took place on the SEM-REV test site: a helicopter evacuation exercise of a floating wind turbine, FLOATGEN. This exercise in real conditions is the result of cooperation between CROSS Etel, Civil Security, SNSM, BW Ideol and Centrale Nantes.

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