French floating wind specialist Ideol has signed an agreement with Bygging Uddemann (BYUM) in Sweden, a leader in the field of slip-forming of concrete structures, to develop construction methods for floating foundations
With a focus on ensuring concrete floating foundations can be delivered reliably, on time and in large numbers, the companies plan to work together to optimise an Ideol-specific gantry slip-forming solution that will be easily implementable worldwide. BYUM slip-forming solutions have been used on many infrastructure projects around the world.
Ideol chief executive Paul de la Guérivière said, “Developers and financiers require evidence of on-time and on-budget delivery before committing the billions required to build and operate offshore wind assets. Collaboration with BYUM will enable us to offer reliability for one series construction.”
BYUM chief executive Henrik Magnusson said, “When we studied the number of floating offshore wind structures to be constructed in the next 10-15 years, and the option of making these structures in concrete, we realised it was a new potential application for our established and well-proven gantry slipform production set-up.
“It is a perfect match for Ideol’s ‘Damping Pool’ concrete solution. The scale and size of their concrete floater design fits perfectly with our gantry slipform set-up. We are confident we can provide the best on-time and on-budget package available to the market.”
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