This partnership will combine Ideol’s implementation and return on experience of permanent synthetic mooring solutions on floating offshore wind turbines and BBRG’s expertise in developing mooring products. It will also use BBRG’s production capabilities in Scotland in light of the ScotWind upcoming lease tenders and future floating offshore wind farms.
John Churchfield, CTO of Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group, said: “Since our day 1 interaction with Ideol, we realized that applying existing oil and 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 with the aim to maximize the local supply chain development in Scotland.