A floating wind specialist and a slipforming technology firm have partnered to optimise serial production of concrete floaters.

offshore wind floaters

A new agreement will guarantee the on-time and on-budget delivery of Ideol’s concrete floaters for offshore wind. Photo: Ideol/ Bygging Uddemann

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.

Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of IDEOL, stated: “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.”

Gantry slipforming solution

Ideol and BYUM will optimise an Ideol-specific gantry slipforming solution that can be easily implementable by all major construction companies globally. Particular attention will be paid to meet the same levels of on-time, on-budget delivery achieved by global leaders using BYUM’s solutions on hundreds of emblematic infrastructure projects representing well over 3000 floating concrete structures to date.

Henrik Magnusson, CEO of Bygging-Uddemann, said: “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 Slipfporm production set-up. The perfect match came around when IDEOL presented their patented “Damping Pool”® concrete solution. The scale and size of their concrete floater design fits perfectly with our Gantry Slipform set-up.”

By Rebecca Jeffrey