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Bouygues Travaux acquires OO-STAR floating offshore wind foundation technology


Bouygues Travaux Publics is expanding its range of infrastructure solutions for offshore wind farms with the exclusive acquisition of OO-STAR floating foundation technology, owned by Floating Wind Solutions.

Bouygues Travaux Publics, which already owns the gravity foundation technology with the Fécamp offshore wind farm project, is acquiring this floating foundation technology on an exclusive basis.

OO-STAR is a patented concept of semi-submersible wind turbine foundation, originally developed by Dr.techn. Olav Olsen then transferred to Floating Wind Solutions (FWS), which Bouygues Travaux Publics has just acquired.

The hydrodynamic and structural behavior of the foundation is supposed to guarantee optimal performance of the turbine and high durability of the structure, allowing greater efficiency.

Bouygues Travaux Publics and Dr.techn. Olav Olsen now intends to combine their engineering and construction expertise to optimize the process of designing and implementing this technology, with the aim of providing an integrated, innovative and competitive solution for the wind market. floating offshore. The semi-submersible concrete foundations will be mass-produced quickly and cost-effectively, the company said.

“This acquisition reflects Bouygues Travaux Publics’ ambition in the wind power sector and confirms its desire to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities. This technological investment is an important step, as it gives us a significant technological advance to support the market more quickly in the necessary environmental transformation process”, said Philippe AmequinCEO of Bouygues Travaux Publics.

This technology can be adapted to a wide range of marine environments, reducing the carbon footprint of wind farm infrastructure and lowering operation and maintenance costs, the company said.

“Dr.techn. Olav Olsen has more than 50 years of expertise in developing infrastructure solutions in the oil and gas sectors and has been working on the development of OO-STAR technology for 10 years. We are delighted to establish this close partnership with Bouygues Travaux Publics and support them in the construction of competitive infrastructure solutions for the floating offshore wind market”, said Olav Weider, CEO, Dr.techn. Olav Olsen.

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