Newton Aycliffe-based Tekmar Energy has been awarded a large contract to protect array cables on the Binhai North H2 Offshore Windfarm project, in the Jiangsu province of China.
It comes after the successful supply and installation of its systems on the first project in Taiwan last year, the Formosa 1 demonstrator project.
The 400MW Binhai North H2 project is currently under contraction and aims to be completed and fully commissioned by the end of 2017. The cables and cable protection systems will be installed this summer.
The firm’s head of offshore wind sales Jack Simpson said: “We’re extremely pleased to be working on this large and prestigious project in China.
“The Chinese Offshore Windfarm industry is still relatively new when compared to Europe however is set for ambitious growth in the future.”
Tekmar has also recently completed the successful delivery of j-tube seals and bend restrictors for the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 project in the North Sea.
Oseberg Vestflanken 2 is located approximately 8km North-West of Oseberg field centre and includes Alpha, Gamma and Kappa oil and gas structures.
Working to an aggressive lead time, Tekmar successfully designed, manufactured, tested and delivered all products in time for the client’s planned installation date.
It’s been a busy year for Tekmar so far as the company continues to secure new contracts in the offshore wind industry including East Anglia ONE, Blyth Offshore and Arkona, while also experiencing significant growth in the oil and gas sector, particularly in the North Sea and the Middle East.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Tekmar, based on Aycliffe Business Park, is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of subsea cable, umbilical and flexible protection systems for the renewable energy and oil & gas industry.