Tekmar Energy has signed a contract with the world’s largest offshore wind developer Ørsted, to provide Cable Protection Systems for Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.
Tekmar will provide their patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for the wind farm, which when constructed will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Tekmar Energy, which employ 115 people, will utilise its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the North East of England, for production of the CPS.
Hornsea Two is the sister project to Hornsea One and comprises of 165 turbines with a combined total capacity of 1.4 GW. Located in the North Sea 89 km (55.3 miles) off the Yorkshire coast, Hornsea Two will provide clean electricity to well over1.3 million homes and is set for completion in 2022.
For the project Tekmar will be providing 346 cable protection systems and a further 30 bellmouths, for both the array and export cables, protecting each and every subsea cable as they enter and exit the underwater foundations.
Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are delighted for Tekmar to be selected as the cable protection system and bellmouth supplier for Hornsea Two. This is one of the most significant projects in the industry to date. This continues Tekmar’s excellent relationship with Ørsted and is part of our 6-year framework for providing Cable Protection Systems on their future projects.”
Patrick Harnett, EPC Director for Ørsted, said: “Hornsea Two is a game-changing renewable energy project in terms of both size and cost. The North East continues to play an important role in manufacturing components for our portfolio of world-leading offshore wind farms, with hundreds of Cable Protection Systems, Transition Pieces and kilometres of array cables coming from the region.
Mr Harnett continued: “We are very proud to be a part of the ongoing offshore wind development in the region and we are committed to further developing a competitive UK supply chain that can support Ørsted’s projects in the UK and around the world.”
The cable protection project will mark Tekmar’s 76th project within the industry, retaining Tekmar’s record securing more than 75% of the global market in offshore wind cable protection
As part of the project, Tekmar will be supplying their latest TekLink® Generation 8 cable protection system for all inter array and export cables.
Tekmar Energy Limited is one of Tekmar Group plc’s four primary operating companies, in addition to Subsea Innovation Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited and Ryder Geotechnical Limited.
Tekmar Group’s vision is to be the partner of choice for the supply and installation support of subsea protection equipment to the global offshore energy markets.
Image credit: Tekmar Energy, Image caption: TEKMAR CABLE PROTECTION SYSTEM BEING INSTALLED ON ØRSTED’S RACE BANK OFFSHORE WIND FARM