Tekmar Energy’s CPS chosen to protect export and array cables on Saint-Nazaire

Following an award for the array cable scope in 2020, Tekmar Energy, a Tekmar Group Company, is pleased to announce that Prysmian Group has selected its Generation 10 Cable Protection System (CPS) to protect export cables on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, meaning the project’s entire subsea cable system will be protected with Tekmar Energy’s patented CPS technology.

Saint-Nazaire is a 480MW offshore wind farm located off France’s Atlantic Coast and owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge. It is the first commercial-scale wind farm installed in French waters.

The latest generation of Tekmar Energy’s TekTube® CPS will be deployed to protect the wind farms subsea export cables, whilst 160 TekLink® systems will protect the array cables. The CPS will be delivered in 2021 from the companies manufacturing facility in the North East of England, where significant investment has been made to ready the facility for Generation 10 production.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director at Tekmar Energy said “We are delighted that our industry-leading cable protection systems have been chosen to protect both array and export cables on Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, a project characterized by a challenging seabed that demands a robust and dependable cable protection solution”.

Group company Pipeshield International supplied concrete mattresses to protect the export cables at the shore landing area in 2020.

Generation 10

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.