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«Ideol’s floating [CONCRETE] offshore wind foundation has been successfully completed» (Windtech)

Expertise Hub VIDEO: Concrete Floating Foundations More Durable and Cost-Effective (Ideol):

«Building a floating foundation in concrete has shown to be a cheaper solution, not only construction-wise but with O&M taken into account as well, since the material is much more durable at sea – as learned from the offshore oil & gas industry» – according to Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Ideol. 

Video on «offshoreWIND.biz»

The construction of Ideol’s floating offshore wind sub-structure has been successfully completed by Bouygues TP and was floated-off in Saint-Nazaire’s Forme Joubert lock:  

After several months of construction near the Forme Joubert lock, the floating foundation – which will equip France’s first offshore wind turbine – was disengaged from the floating barges on which it was built before being towed back to the quay where the installation and the pre-commissioning of the wind turbine will occur next month. The towing to the SEM-REV test site off Le Croisic will occur later this autumn where the floating system will be connected to the grid and hooked-up to the mooring lines which were successfully pre-installed last month.

LIVE to Saint-Nazaire IDEOL-FLOATGEN construction site

 

«Recent HURRICANES and construction materials: The best results with CONCRETE?» (HWS)

Always concrete is the most resistant, reliable, etc… material.
Some of the pictures shown (Houston area after Harvey crossing) seems to talk about the “Three Little Pigs” story.

ROCKPORT, TX – AUGUST 26: A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. Harvey made landfall shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, just north of Port Aransas as a Category 4 storm and is being reported as the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Wilma in 2005. Forecasts call for as much as 30 inches of rain to fall in the next few days. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

ROCKPORT, TX - AUGUST 26: A damaged home is seen after Hurricane Harvey passed through on August 26, 2017 in Rockport, Texas. Harvey made landfall shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, just north of Port Aransas as a Category 4 storm and is being reported as the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Wilma in 2005. Forecasts call for as much as 30 inches of rain to fall in the next few days. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY == US-HURRICANE-HARVEY-SLAMS-INTO-TEXAS-GULF-COASTHarvey Hurricane 3_Autopista y barrera New-Jersey Harvey Hurricane 1B_Puentes en Houston