DNV-GL approval for Tekmar’s latest TekLink CPS

Tekmar Energy, the market leading specialists in cable protection systems (CPS) for the Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) industry are pleased to announce DNV-GL has independently reviewed and approved the latest version of its patented TekLink Cable Protection System (CPS) and Bellmouth Accessories.

The approval from DNV-GL encompasses the full range of Tekmar’s patented TekLink CPS and Bellmouths for both ‘J-tube’ and ‘J-tube less’ applications. To date Tekmar have supplied in excess of 4,500 cable protection systems on over 42 OWF projects making them the CPS provider of choice for leading developers, installers & cable manufacturers.

Tekmar recognise the importance of continuous improvement and working closely with key industry stakeholders to drive efficiency improvements within their products and services. As such, Tekmar carries out ‘generational’ development programmes where knowledge and data is drawn from delivered projects and stakeholders in order to continually develop their offering, with their most recent programme reaching ‘7th generation’.

Within this 7th generation development programme Tekmar engaged with DNV-GL to further establish its rigorous design & engineering standards adopted across its product offering. Alongside this workstream Tekmar also successfully completed their ‘quick-connect’ Articulated Bend Restrictors offering accelerated assembly on the vessel during offshore installation, a new Cable Hang-Off assembly allowing significant time saving for both temporary and permanent works, full scale thermal testing demonstrating the CPS is not a limiting factor for cable output performance and their recently wet-trailed Monopile ROV Removal Tool for CPS decommissioning.

Receiving these new DNV-GL approvals clearly establishes Tekmar Energy as the only current CPS provider to have a full suite of DNV-GL accreditation across its organisation including its Business Management System, Production & Projects Facilities, Engineering Analysis (Orcaflex), and design and testing of the CPS itself.

James Ritchie, CEO for Tekmar Energy said, “working with DNV-GL and receiving their endorsement demonstrates our commitment to the rigorous standards we adopt at Tekmar. Having recently established a new state of the art manufacturing facility, these certificates confirm why Tekmar Energy is the leading provider of CPS within the OWF market.

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 & gas industry.