GICON launches website for its floating offshore foundation, the SOF

www.gicon-sof.de online since March 10th, 2015 ----Detailed information on Germany's first floating offshore foundation ----Ongoing construction coverage for the first full-scale SOF prototype ----Learn more about the GICON SOF at EWEA Copenhagen

Today the GICON Group launched a stand-alone website dedicated to the GICON SOF – Germany's first Floating Offshore Foundation. At www.gicon-sof.de, users find detailed information on the SOF's numerous technical and economic advantages as well as a timeline and impressions from the development and fabrication phase. Content is provided both in German and English.


The website will closely follow the manufacturing and installation of the SOF prototype. Fabrication of the first full-scale model started in July 2014. The work is being performed by GICON Group company ESG Edelstahl und Umwelttechnik Stralsund GmbH. In Fall 2015, the SOF will be installed off the Ger- man Baltic Sea coast in order to conduct extensive technical testing as well as ecological monitoring. An additional site in the North Sea is currently under development to test a full-scale 5-6 MW proto- type under North Sea conditions. The target is to start serial production of the GICON SOF by 2017.

Visitors to the EWEA conference in Copenhagen have the chance to learn more about this ground- breaking innovation at GICON's stand in Hall E, E-F64.

The GICON Group is a privately owned engineering company with 350 employees and 150 contract associates, providing engineering services to German as well as international clients. The company has seen year-on-year revenue growth, achieving 31.3 Million Euros in 2014. Profits are consistently in- vested in ongoing research and development to provide the innovations which ensure stability and growth of the GICON Group.

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