Bonheur ASA unveils new renewables company Fred. Olsen 1848

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/11/2021 Fred. Olsen 1848

Bonheur ASA has announced the establishment of a new company called Fred. Olsen 1848 which will focus on development and commercialisation of new technologies related to renewable energy. The main technologies of Fred. Olsen 1848 are aimed at solving some of the industry key challenges within floating wind and floating solar.

“In Fred. Olsen 1848 we are determined to act now, and we aim to be the frontrunner in developing tomorrow’s technologies within renewables and thereby becoming the preferred partner for businesses and organisations looking for the right solution.” Sofie Olsen Jebsen, CEO, Fred. Olsen 1848

Fred. Olsen 1848 has developed the Mobile Port Solution, which is an offshore installation interface that uses jack-up installation vessels in sheltered waters for the integration of the turbine to the floating foundation structure.

The company is also developing Brunel, a concept for floating wind turbine foundations. It is designed for the next generation of wind turbines, with a modular approach, suitable for serial and automized production in the existing global supply chain allowing for instant scale-up and low cost. Fred. Olsen 1848 is also working on a solution for efficient maintenance of floating wind turbines.

“We are at an environmental crossroad today. Our lives will be shaped by which way and how fast we choose to go. For us, bringing the best new technology to market is not just about business, it’s also about our responsibility for future generations.” adds Sofie Olsen Jebsen.