Every day, concrete endures attacks of all kinds (carbon dioxide from the air, chlorides, etc.). These aggressive substances corrode the concrete's metal reinforcements and cause deterioration. Unavoidable? Yes. Disastrous? No – not if you know exactly when to do renovation work.
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Wednesday May 17th, 2017
Floatgen honoured at the Energy Transition Trophies awards
The Floatgen project, the largest offshore wind turbine in France on which construction is soon due to be completed in the port of Saint-Nazaire, has won the Usine Nouvelle 2017 Renewable Energies Trophy for Energy Transition at the ceremony organised on Tuesday 16 May in the presence of Jean Jouzel, climatologist and former vice-president of GIEC.
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Floatgen ©Ideol[/caption] Porté par un consortium européen de sept industriels et organismes de recherche, Floatgen fait figure de première à plusieurs titres. Première éolienne en mer qui entrera en service en France mi-2017, elle est également le premier démonstrateur grandeur nature de la fondation flottante développée et brevetée par Ideol. « Ce projet est un […]
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UN experts have issued a chilling verdict: in cities and in the countryside, biodiversity is at death's door. The good news, as with climate change, is that it is not too late. Although natural areas remain the priority, urban planners and developers in the broad sense must learn to build, to rebuild cities and buildings that will let ecosystems flourish, where ecological continuity really comes into its own.
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