Bouygues Travaux Publics expands tech for offshore wind farms
By Catrin Jones13 September 2022
Bouygues Travaux Publics is reported to be expanding its range of infrastructure solutions for offshore wind farms, with the acquisition of the OO-STAR floating foundation technology.
The technology, owned by Floating Wind Solutions (FWS), can be adapted to a wide range of marine environments, reducing the carbon footprint of wind farm infrastructures and lowering operating and maintenance costs.
OO-STAR is a patented semi-submersible wind turbine foundation concept, originally developed by Dr.techn. Olav Olsen, and then later transferred to Floating Wind Solutions. The hydrodynamic and structural behaviour of the foundation is said to guarantee optimal performance of the turbine and high durability of the structure.
Bouygues Travaux Publics and Dr.techn. Olav Olsen now intend to collaborate on the design and the implementation process of this technology, with the aim of providing an “integrated, innovative and competitive solution for the floating offshore wind market”.
Philippe Amequin, CEO, Bouygues Travaux Publics, says, “This acquisition reflects Bouygues Travaux Publics’ ambition in the wind energy sector and confirms its commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its activities. This technology investment is an important step, as it gives us a significant technological advance to accompany the market more quickly in the necessary environmental transformation process.”