Tekmar Energy has won a new contract from cable manufacturer Prysmian Group to supply its Generation 10 TekTube Cable Protection System (CPS) for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm in the UK.
The 450MW NnG project, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB, is located in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.
Once complete the project has the potential to generate enough renewable energy to supply power to around 375,000 Scottish homes.
The latest generation of Tekmar Energy’s TekTube CPS will protect NnG’s subsea export cables as they transition from the seabed through the dynamic zone.
The systems will be delivered in 2021 from the companies state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on Aycliffe Business Park, where significant investment has been made to ready the facility for Generation 10 production, which commenced at the beginning of this year.
Tekmar Energy managing director Russell Edmondson said: “We are delighted that Prysmian Group has selected our latest advancement in CPS technology for deployment on NnG.
“The award reflects the offshore markets continued confidence in our industry-leading cable protection solutions and is a testament to our teams’ commitment to continual product development.”
Since their launch in 2007 and 2013 respectively, Tekmar Energy has delivered over 8,800 TekLink and TekTube cable protection systems, installed on over 90 offshore wind projects worldwide, protecting over 30GW of subsea infrastructure.
Generation 10 brings together the latest advancements of these systems which are now cross-compatible and highly configurable to meet future project demands, including bigger turbines, larger cables, new climatic conditions, latest installation techniques, and utilising improved cable data.
Tekmar Energy is part of the Tekmar Group, which also includes Ryder Geotechnical, AgileTek Engineering, Subsea Innovation and Pipeshield International.