30 Oct 2020

French and swedish team up to optimize serial production of concrete floaters

Ideol and Bygging Uddemann (BYUM) combine their world leading and fully complementary knowhows and 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.

Ideol, a recognized leader in floating offshore wind, and BYUM, a reputable solution provider for serial production of concrete structures, have both a demonstrated track-record of collaborating with major international construction and EPCI companies, each time aiming to ensure the highest levels of local content in the construction process.

At a moment where commercial-scale floating wind is fast accelerating and where solid delivery reliability is more than ever expected by developers and financiers alike, Ideol and BYUM are hard at work furthering their past and present joint efforts optimizing an Ideol-specific gantry slipforming solution that will be easily implementable by all the leading construction companies across the globe. 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.

Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of IDEOL:

“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. We are very pleased to team up with Bygging Uddemann, another world leader in his field that has recognized the tremendous potential of floating offshore wind and of Ideol’s unique high-local content and highly competitive solution.”

Henrik Magnusson, CEO of Bygging-Uddemann:

“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 Slipform 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. As strategic partners, with our combined international experience and knowhow, we are very confident that we have the best on-time and on-budget package available on the market.”

For more information: IDEOL press release