IDEOL and BBRG ink floating offshore wind

In: Windfarms
04/09/2020
IDEOL and BRIDON-BEKAERT ROPES GROUP (BBRG) have signed a partnership aimed to develop a new synthetic mooring solution to for floating offshore wind developments.

This partnership aims to combine IDEOL’s experience of permanent synthetic mooring solutions on floating offshore wind turbines and BBRG’s expertise in developing innovative mooring products while taking advantage of BBRG’s presence and production capabilities in Scotland in light of the ScotWind upcoming lease tenders and future floating offshore wind farms off the coast of Scotland.

Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of IDEOL, stated that “ Mooring solutions and offshore installation have a significant impact on a project’s CAPEX and OPEX and it is imperative for IDEOL to leverage its pioneering efforts with synthetic mooring and further reduce the LCOE of floating wind. Collaborating with Bridon-Bekaert is another great example of IDEOL teaming up with internationally recognized industry leaders capable of providing local employment and offering local value creation.  In light of our commitment to offer the highest level of local content in Scotland, we are particularly happy with this partnership.”

John Churchfield, CTO of Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group, added: “Bridon-Bekaert has a long tradition of manufacturing both synthetic and steel mooring lines for the offshore oil and gas industry. Since our day 1 interaction with Ideol, we realized that applying existing oil & gas cable technology leads to unnecessary high system cost. Today, we are proud to be at a point where we can convert all our cumulated application insights into the development of a custom rope concept fit for the specific operating environment of floating wind.”

IDEOL recently teamed up with Elicio and BayWa r.e. to submit proposals for the ScotWind tender launched by Crown Estate Scotland.


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