Press & publications

press releases

News flash #6 France’s first offshore wind turbine produces electricity

News flash #5 Floatgen is installed !

News flash #4 Floatgen produces its first KWh

France inaugurates its first offshore wind turbine

News flash #3 : The construction and float-off of Ideol’s floating offshore wind foundation has been successfully completed

News flash #2 : A crucial step of Floatgen’s installation successfully completed

News flash #1 : France’s first offshore wind turbine: live construction cam and new dedicated website

The construction of France’s first offshore wind turbine is officially underway

Kick-off meeting for the renewed FLOATGEN project, leading the way in European deep offshore wind energy with the first floating wind turbine demo in France



The press kit is available here.


press contacts

Marie Bayard-Lenoir, Ideol's Communication Officer : - mob : +33 (0) 609 778 115

Valérie Chilard, Ecole Centrale de Nantes' Communications Director : - mob : +33 (0) 630 817 069


To learn more about this projet, you can read here the public available reports that have been produced from the very beginning of the project.



scientific publications

F. Borisade, T. Choisnet, P. W. Cheng, Design study and full scale MBS-CFD simulation of the IDEOL floating offshore wind turbine foundation, The Science of Making Torque from Wind, Munich, Germany, October 2016, Journal of Physics: Conference Series


F. Beyer, T. Choisnet, M. Kretschmer, P. W. Cheng, Coupled MBS-CFD Simulation of the IDEOL Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation Compared to Wave Tank Model Test Data, 25th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), USA, Kona, June 2015”