By Paul Dvorak Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric and internationally recognized French floating offshore wind leader, Ideol, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop floating offshore wind energy projects in Irish waters using Ideol’s patented ‘Damping Pool’ technology. Gaelectric and Ideol are investigating several sites in Irish waters for both short term pre-commercial and long term commercial-scale projects, with an initial objective to develop a 30MW+ turbine array project, followed by a multi-GW commercial-scale extension on both Irish coasts.
Ideol’s innovative solution is at the heart of multiple demonstrations and pre-commercial floating offshore wind projects in France and Japan, including the Floatgen project
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