Technology made in Newton Aycliffe is heading to Taiwan as part of a major new subsea deal.
Aycloffe-based Tekmar Energy has revealed that subsea power cable provider JDR Cables, part of TFKable Group, have selected the Tekmar’s patented cable protection system (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm.
Formosa 1 Phase 2 is a project located 6km from the shore of Taiwan, consisting of 20 turbines and will provide a total of 122 MW in water depth of approximately 15-30m. The project is set for completion in 2019.
Tekmar will be providing approximately 60 cable protection systems and a further 60 hang off clamps which hold the subsea cable in place within the turbine transition piece.
Tekmar Energy managing director Russell Edmondson said: “We are delighted for Tekmar to be selected as the cable protection system and hang off supplier for Formosa 1 Phase 2.
“This continues Tekmar’s relationship with JDR Cables and furthers our position as the world market leader in offshore wind cable protection systems.”
The award also continues the success of Tekmar in the region, after being selected Formosa 1 Phase 1.
The project will mark Tekmar’s 67th project within the industry, retaining Tekmar’s record of having worked on more offshore wind projects than any other company worldwide.
JDR Cables projects director Paul Marsh said: “Cable protection systems are vital for protecting the subsea cables of offshore wind farm projects. We have worked with Tekmar for many years and Formosa 1 Phase 2 builds on our trusted relationship on this exciting project.”
As part of the project, Tekmar will be supplying their TekLink® cable protection system for all inter array and export cables.
The product will be produced within Tekmar’s state of the art manufacturing facility in the North East of England.
Tekmar Energy is one of Tekmar Group plc’s four primary operating companies, in addition to Subsea Innovation, AgileTek Engineering and Ryder Geotechnical.