Tekmar Energy, a Tekmar Group company, is pleased to announce a contract award 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 in the North East of England, where significant investment has been made to ready the facility for Generation 10 production, which commenced at the beginning of this year.
Russell Edmondson, Managing Director at Tekmar Energy, 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 Limited is the market-leading provider of subsea protection systems for cables, umbilicals, and flexible products. The company has been trusted to protect billions of pounds worth of assets in offshore energy markets worldwide.
Tekmar Group plc works together to provide market-leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets. Tekmar Group’s primary operating companies are Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited, Tekmar Energy Limited, and Pipeshield International.