Newton Aycliffe subsea cable protection specialist Tekmar Energy has been awarded a major contract to provide its sixth generation TekLink mechanical latch systems at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm on the north-west coast of England.
Tekmar will provide site operator DONG Energy with 65 systems including one export and nine bellmouths for the 32-turbine, 258MW Liverpool Bay development with Tekmar supplying its sixth generation TekLink system for the first time. The installation work is due to start in early 2016.
The installation contract is with dredging and marine construction specialist, Jan de Nul (JDN), and will see Tekmar working with DONG Energy for the sixth time, underpinning the company’s industry reputation as the partner of choice.
Chief executive James Ritchie (pictured above) said: “Burbo Bank Extension is an important contract for Tekmar for a number of reasons.
“It is the first project of its kind to use Vesta 8 MW turbines and to implement the sixth generation of TekLink which reinforces our track record for continually developing steadfast products that are meeting the market demand for more efficient and cost-effective solutions.
“It also builds on our relationship with JDN in that while it will be the first time we will have worked with them on a major offshore windfarm array cable project, we were recently involved together on an oil & gas project in Qatar.”
With more than 30 years’ experience, Tekmar is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of subsea cables, umbilicals and flexible protection systems for the renewable energy and oil & gas industry.