World’s first floating wind farm Hywind officially open
The 30 MW floating farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, has started its operation and is now delivering electricity to the Scottish grid. The world’s first floating wind farm will power 20,000 homes, and is leading the way to future wind farm developments.
As stated by Statoil’s EVP Irene Rummelhoff, “Knowing that up to 80% of the offshore wind resources are in deep waters (+60 meters) where traditional bottom fixed installations are not suitable, floating offshore wind is expected to play a significant role in the growth of offshore wind going forward.”
BARDOT Group has supplied the buoyancy modules
for Hywind’s power cables, which were provided by Nexans. Each module, rated for 120m of water depth, provides around 400kg of buoyancy. The buoyancy modules integrate BARDOT’s in-house DeepFloat® syntactic foam technology, and provide flotation assistance in the dynamic sections of the power cables.
Grand Prix VIE for Igor Le Blan and BARDOT Group
Congratulations to Igor Le Blan, who won the “Grand Prix VIE” United Kingdom and Ireland 2017!
The prize rewards the participants of the French International Internship Programme (VIE) for their successful work achievements in their company.
Organized by Business France – the national agency for the international development of French economy, and the French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCE) – directors and executives of the French business community – the Award programme highlights the success of French subsidiaries set up abroad and promotes development of international trade.
BARDOT Group opened its regional office in London in January 2016, appointing Igor Le Blan as Business Development Engineer for Europe and Africa. Since then, several projects were won in the region, with the latest being for Hywind project
in Scotland, the World’s first floating wind farm which has just started production last month.
BARDOT GROUP will be exhibiting at ADIPEC 2017 in Abu Dhabi to highlight its latest subsea equipment & services
We would like to cordially invite you to meet our experts and discover our SURF (Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines) functions, Integrated Energy Solutions, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) systems, Water Intake systems for cooling and Sea Water Air-Conditioning (SWAC).
BARDOT Group opens new regional office in Abu Dhabi
Latest addition to its worldwide network, the Abu Dhabi branch for Middle-East is now fully operational and ready to address the needs of clients in the region. The office is located in the Emirate’s new strategic area of Capital Centre, just next to ADNEC Exhibition Center where BARDOT exhibits at ADIPEC every year.
After catering for many projects in the Arabian Gulf and more particularly the successful Zakum project, BARDOT Group is to establish a permanent presence in the Middle-East. This will undoubtedly improve the relations and contact with its current and future local partners, and will facilitate the monitoring of local projects.
Representing this entity is Mr Mickaël Faivre, who was the field engineer for Zakum project and project engineer in France. His experience of the local market has already given him the essential keys to develop business opportunities in the GCC countries and around.
Through this new regional hub, particular attention will be paid to the Saudi Arabian market, as a cooperation agreement with a major local player has been signed recently.
Xavier de Lastic, 35, a graduate of Sciences Po Paris in 2008 (Master's Degree in Finance and Strategy), graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Law in the framework of the extension of the activities of the international group Bardot based in La Ciotat, From the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Licenciatura of Spanish law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2005, will assume from 1 September 2017 the financial engineering of the major innovative projects of underwater energy infrastructures of the group.
After starting his career at Banque Populaire's Inspection Générale and working as an analyst in BBVA bank in Paris, Xavier de Lastic worked from 2008 to 2011 within Egis Projects (Caisse des Dépôts Group) as Chargé d'affaires of Structured Finance. In 2012, he took on the position of Head of Financing for the Aloe Energy Group in renewable energies.
Xavier de Lastic will be in particular Head of Finance and Legal of the project development companies of the Bardot Group, the "BD X".
Assisting the installation of a Conventional Buoy Mooring CBM system
BARDOT Group has once again demonstrated its expertise in construction and marine operations by assisting the installation of a Conventional Buoy Mooring (CBM) system in Madagascar.
The project was executed by Bardot Offshore Operations, the latest branch of BARDOT Group, specialized in onshore and offshore construction operations.
A safety-focuses operation and great team led to the successful completion of the project.