Newton Aycliffe-based Tekmar Energy has been awarded a contract to work on an on offshore project in the German Baltic Sea.
Tekmar, leading specialists in cable protection systems (CPS), will supply 130 of its patented TekLink CPS to E.On’s project at the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm.
The cable protection systems, along with j-tube bellmouths for the Electrical Offshore Substation, will be manufactured in Tekmar’s new state-of-the-art production facility on Aycliffe Business Park.
Manufacturing is expected to be completed in late 2017 ready for offshore installation in 2018.
Arkona marks the 15th Offshore Wind array cable project Tekmar and VBMS have worked on together.
As of May 2017 Tekmar reached a track record of 52 Offshore Windfarm projects representing over 5,800 systems supplied into the industry across three different continents.
CEO James Ritchie said: “Tekmar are thrilled to be working with VBMS on this project which further cements our relationship and contributes to our many years of experience working together.”
This news comes after Tekmar were also recently awarded contracts in 2017 to supply the Blyth and Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farms, as well as the 400MW Binhai Phase 2 project in China.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Tekmar is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of subsea cable, umbilical and flexible protection systems for the renewable energy and oil and gas industry.