Author: Tom Howard

Tekmar awarded CPS supply contract for multiple offshore wind farms in China

Tekmar Group, a leading provider of technology and services for the global offshore energy markets, is pleased to announce a significant new contract award to supply 100 Cable Protection Systems (“CPS”) for use on multiple offshore wind farms in the Shangdong and Guangdong provinces of China. The contract value is for £1.6m and the systems are expected to be delivered through 2022.

Alasdair MacDonald, CEO of Tekmar Group, said: “This award is a continuation of our recent contract momentum and builds on our success in the important Chinese market. The contract reflects the hard work of our team in Shanghai and strengthens the Group’s presence in the region, supporting our global growth strategy.

Tekmar secures a significant CPS supply contract in the US

Tekmar Group is pleased to announce the award of a significant new contract to provide an integrated engineering solution, including Cable Protection Systems (“CPS”), for an offshore wind farm project in the US. The contract is expected to be delivered in 2023.

Alasdair MacDonald, CEO of Tekmar Group, said: “This landmark contract award strengthens our position in the US offshore wind market and represents an important milestone in expanding our geographical presence, a key driver of our growth strategy. The contract builds on our encouraging recent contract momentum, including the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, and highlights Tekmar’s range of in-house engineering capabilities to address complex engineering challenges and de-risk cable protection projects. We look forward to delivering on our part of this project.

Tekmar Energy awarded major CPS supply contract for the world’s largest offshore wind farm – Dogger Bank

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group company, a leading provider of technology and services for the global offshore energy markets, is pleased to announce a major contract award by DEME Offshore to supply Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK.

Dogger Bank is a 3.6GW offshore wind farm located 130km off the North East coast of England. The project is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni and is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, capable of generating enough renewable energy to power six million UK homes once fully operational.

Tekmar Energy has signed a contract with EPCI contractor DEME Offshore to design, manufacture, and supply Generation 10 TekTube CPS to protect subsea inter array cables on the first two phases of the wind farm, Dogger Bank A and B, with a customer option for the third phase, Dogger Bank C. The award is Tekmar Energy’s largest CPS supply contract to date.

All systems will be manufactured at Tekmar’s state-of-the-art facility in the North East of England which is located less than 50km from Dogger Bank’s export cable landfall site in Teesside for the third phase of the project. The first systems are expected to be delivered from August 2022 with production continuing into 2024.

The project is benefiting from Tekmar Group’s unique engineering capability and extensive industry experience, with Tekmar Energy working alongside sister companies Subsea Innovation, AgileTek Engineering and Ryder Geotechnical to design a holistic cable protection solution that is engineered to overcome the wind farm’s challenging site conditions.

Gary Howland, Tekmar Group Sales Director, said:

“As a company headquartered in the North East of England, we are extremely proud to play a part in this hugely significant project for the region and look forward to working with DEME Offshore to successfully deliver the project.”

DEME Offshore commented:

“Following a long pre-award engineering and tendering process, we trust to have found a major professional subcontractor for the delivery of the CPS products for this significant project and look forward to combine our forces on this project in the years ahead.”

Dogger Bank Wind Farm Project Director Steve Wilson, said:

“We are delighted to welcome this leading North East manufacturer to the supply chain for the world’s largest offshore wind farm. To secure this contract on our ground-breaking development, Tekmar has demonstrated world-class capability and expertise. With more than 3,000 UK jobs now associated with the construction and operation of the wind farm, we can say with certainty that with the right support and the right opportunities, our offshore wind supply chain here in the UK is becoming increasingly globally competitive.”

Dogger Bank Wind Farm facts:

  • The 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when completed in 2026
  • It is being built in three 1.2GW phases: Dogger Bank A, B and C
  • Dogger Bank A and B is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%). In November 2021 SSE Renewables and Equinor, 50:50 joint venture partners in Dogger Bank C, announced Eni will take a 20% stake in the third phase, with SSE Renewables and Equinor maintaining 40% stakes each. The deal is expected to complete in Q1 2022, subject to regulatory approval
  • SSE Renewables is lead operator for the development and construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Equinor will be lead operator of the wind farm on completion for its expected operational life of around 35 years
  • Financial Close on Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B was reached in November 2020, with Financial Close for Dogger Bank C reached in December 2021. Taken in aggregate, reaching Financial Close on all three phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm is the largest offshore wind project financing to date globally
  • Consent for Dogger Bank Wind Farm was granted in 2015
  • Each of the three phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm secured 15-year CfD contracts for 1.2GW of low carbon power for of low carbon power production in the UK’s third CfD Allocation Round, announced September 2019
  • In May 2021, Dogger Bank Wind Farm took another major step forward after passing a required delivery milestone under the UK’s Contracts for Difference scheme for low carbon power
  • Dogger Bank Wind Farm is located in the North Sea, with each phase more than 130km from the Yorkshire Coast
  • Onshore construction began in 2020 and is currently underway for Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, with offshore construction on Dogger Bank A due to begin in Q2 2022. First power is expected in Summer 2023 and Summer 2024 for Dogger Bank A and B, respectively, with commercial operations to follow around 6 months later
  • Onshore cable installation civils works for Dogger Bank C will start in Q1 2022, with construction of the onshore convertor station to commence in Q2 2022. Offshore export cable installation will commence in Q1 2024 with offshore platform installation to commence in Q2, 2024. Foundation installation will commence in Q3, 2024 while turbine installation will commence in Q2, 2025. First power is anticipated in Q3, 2025 and full power in Q1, 2026
  • Almost 3000 new UK jobs have been announced so far that will be supported by the construction and operation of Dogger Bank Wind Farm
  • These include up to 750 direct and around 1,500 indirect jobs associated with the set-up of a new world-class blade manufacturing facility on Teesside by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, with production due to start in 2023
  • 470 jobs are expected to be recruited by GE Renewable Energy across the north east of England in support of the delivery and operation of all three phases of the project. These will be made up of around 300 skilled roles for turbine installation and commissioning activities and 170 servicing roles at Port of Tyne under GE’s five-year Service and Warranty Agreements for Dogger Bank phases A, B and C once operational
  • At least a further 30 roles will be hired by Equinor as operator of the wind farm, based at the Port of Tyne or offshore
  • 170 new full-time UK-based jobs will be created by North Star Renewables in crewing and shore-based roles for the operation of the three-vessel service fleet for Dogger Bank Wind Farm
  • Up to 100 peak construction jobs will be created by Jones Bros. Civil Engineering, one of the UK’s leading civil engineering contractors, on the installation of onshore cable infrastructure for Dogger Bank A and B
  • Dogger Bank A and B has confirmed GE’s Haliade-X 13MW as the turbine powering the first two phases of the project. As the first order for the Haliade-X 13MW, installation at Dogger Bank A will be the first time the turbine is installed in the world
  • Installation of GE’s upscaled Haliade-X 14MW turbine at Dogger Bank C will be the first time the 14MW turbine is installed in the world
  • One rotation of the Haliade-X turbine blades can power one UK home for more than two days
  • The wind turbines will be installed on monopile foundations
  • Dogger Bank will be the first High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) connected wind farm in the UK due to its distance from shore, introducing new transmission systems to the UK and paving the way for other large offshore wind farms

For more information about Dogger Bank Wind Farm visit www.doggerbank.com

About Tekmar Group:

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 Limited.

Tekmar Energy Limited is the market-leading provider of subsea protection systems for cables, umbilicals, and flexible products. The company is trusted to protect billions of pounds worth of subsea assets in offshore energy markets worldwide.

Tekmar Energy secures CPS supply contract for Arcadis Ost 1 Offshore Wind Farm

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, is pleased to announce a contract award by Global Offshore to supply Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in Germany.

Arcadis Ost 1 is a 257 MW offshore wind project developed by Parkwind. The project will be located in the Baltic Sea, northeast of the island of Rügen in Germany.

Under the supply contract, Tekmar Energy will design, manufacture, and supply its latest generation of TekTube CPS to protect the wind farms array cables as they transition from the seabed into the wind turbine foundation at 27 separate locations. The CPS will be manufactured at Tekmar Energy’s state-of-the-art facility in the North East of England and delivered to Global Offshore in 2022.

Tekmar Group’s comprehensive engineering capability and unrivalled industry experience make it uniquely positioned to deliver the optimum cable protection solution. This was demonstrated by Tekmar Energy working alongside fellow Group companies Ryder Geotechnical, Subsea Innovation and AgileTek Engineering to engineer and optimise CPS for Arcadis Ost 1.

Marc Bell, Managing Director at Tekmar Energy, said: “We are delighted that Global Offshore has selected Tekmar Energy’s Generation 10 CPS technology to protect Arcadis Ost 1. This project award demonstrates the industry’s continued confidence in our subsea protection solutions. We look forward to working with Global Offshore to ensure cost-effective and timely project delivery”.

Mark Gillespie, Managing Director at Global Offshore, part of the Global Marine Group, commented “With Tekmar Energy supporting the Arcadis Ost 1 project, we have a proven and reliable CPS partner. Global Offshore has full confidence in successful project delivery and is delighted to have Tekmar Energy onboard”.

Hellenic Cables awards cable protection supply contracts to Tekmar Energy

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, is pleased to announce the award of Bend Restrictor supply contracts by Hellenic Cables, the cables segment of Cenergy Holdings, for subsea cable projects in Denmark and Greece. 

The contract will see Tekmar Energy design, manufacture, and supply Bend Restrictors for the KBH02 “København02” submarine cable project in Denmark, to protect a 145kV cable system connecting the Amager waste-to-energy power plant to the Svanemølle substation in Denmark. Tekmar Energy will also supply Bend Restrictors to protect a 70km subsea power cable connecting the 330MW Kafireas II wind farm on Evia Island to mainland Greece.

The systems will be manufactured at Tekmar Energy’s Newton Aycliffe facility in North East England and delivered in Q3 2021.

About Tekmar Energy and Tekmar Group

Tekmar Energy Limited is the market-leading provider of subsea protection systems for cables, umbilicals, and flexible products. The company is trusted to protect billions of pounds worth of subsea 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 Limited.

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Tekmar Energy secures subsea protection and buoyancy order from Strohm

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, has secured a contract from Strohm to design, manufacture and supply a subsea protection and buoyancy solution for a Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (“TCP”) Jumper.

Strohm (previously Airborne Oil & Gas), the world’s first and leading manufacturer of fully bonded TCP, was awarded a contract earlier this year to supply a first-of-its-kind spoolable TCP Jumper to connect a subsea vehicle to the vertical transport system of a newly converted deep-water polymetallic nodule collection vessel.

Tekmar Energy has been chosen by Strohm to supply Bend Stiffeners, Ballast Modules, and Buoyancy Modules for the TCP solution to ensure it does not exceed load and bend design limitations. Tekmar Energy will manufacture the Bend Stiffeners and Ballast Modules at their Newton Aycliffe facility in the North East of England. DeepWater Buoyancy will manufacture the Buoyancy Modules in Maine USA under a recently signed agreement with Tekmar Group plc. All products will be delivered to Strohm in Q4 2021.

Gary Howland, Group Sales Director at Tekmar Group commented: “Tekmar Energy is delighted to have been chosen by Strohm to protect this exciting project. We look forward to working with Strohm and to strengthening our relationship. We are also thrilled to secure a contract in partnership with DeepWater Buoyancy. The award demonstrates how working together enables us to offer customers a broader range of solutions and technologies”.

Strohm Chief Operating Officer Martin van Onna said: “TCP is a lightweight, corrosion-free, versatile technology used to support many different applications across multiple underwater sectors in varying depths. Ensuring the stability and security of the TCP Jumper with a subsea protection and buoyancy solution that is completely reliable and equally as durable as our product, is extremely important to the success of the project. Tekmar is a market leader with a sustainability focus that aligns with our own energy transition strategy. We look forward to working together”.

About Tekmar Energy & Tekmar Group:

Tekmar Energy Limited is the market-leading provider of subsea protection systems for cables, umbilicals, and flexible products. The company is trusted to protect billions of pounds worth of subsea 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 Limited.

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About DeepWater Buoyancy:

DeepWater Buoyancy, Inc., located in Maine USA, provides subsea buoyancy products for offshore energy, oceanographic, military, and technology companies around the world. Customers have relied on the company’s products for over forty years, from the ocean surface to depths exceeding six thousand meters.

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About Strohm:   

Leading composite pipe technology company Strohm (formerly Airborne Oil & Gas) has the world’s largest track record for Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) after being the first to bring the technology to the Oil & Gas industry in 2007. TCP reduces total installed and life cycle cost for subsea flowlines, jumpers, and risers and has proven to reduce the CO2 footprint of pipeline infrastructures by more than 50%.

The company is committed to driving sustainability with its range of TCP solutions which enable clients towards their net-zero carbon emissions targets and support the renewables sector.

TCP is a strong, non-corrosive, spoolable, lightweight technology that is delivered in long lengths, resulting in a significant reduction of transportation and installation costs. TCP is installed using small vessels or subsea pallets, significantly reducing CO2 emissions. It is also 100% recyclable.

Strohm’s shareholders are Aker Solutions, Chevron Technology Ventures, Evonik Venture Capital, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Shell Ventures, Subsea 7, Sumitomo Corporation and the private equity investor, HPE Growth.

The firm’s manufacturing facility is located at its headquarters in IJmuiden in The Netherlands. Strohm also has offices in Houston (US), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

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Tekmar Energy’s Generation 10 CPS to protect Baltic Eagle

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, is pleased to announce a contract award from Van Oord to supply its Generation 10 Cable Protection System (“CPS”) for the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, Germany.

Baltic Eagle (476MW) is Iberdrola’s second offshore wind project in Germany, following the commissioning of OWF Wikinger in 2017 (also protected with Tekmar CPS). Once complete, Iberdrola’s projects will together form the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea with a combined installed capacity of 826MW.

Tekmar Energy’s scope of work comprises the engineering, manufacturing, testing and supply of its latest generation of CPS technology to protect subsea inter-array and inter-platform cables as they transition between the seabed, offshore turbines and offshore substation. The CPS will be delivered on behalf of EPC contractor Van Oord who has previously installed Tekmar Energy CPS on various offshore wind farms including Fryslan, Borssele and Deutsche Bucht. Tekmar Energy will manufacture systems and accessories at their Newton Aycliffe facility in the North East of England for delivery in late 2022.

Henk-Jan van Dijk, Project Director, Van Oord, commented “We are pleased to continue our strong working relationship with Tekmar Energy, a familiar, reliable and proven CPS partner.”

Russell Edmondson, Tekmar Energy’s Managing Director, said “We are delighted to secure this new award from Van Oord which strengthens our long-standing relationship that has delivered successful offshore wind projects over the years, particularly in Europe, which remains the largest market for offshore wind installations in the world. It is testament to our continued investment in CPS technology, to safeguard subsea assets in increasingly challenging environments.”

About Tekmar Group

Tekmar Group plc is a market-leading provider of technology and services to the global offshore energy markets. The Group’s primary operating companies are Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited, Tekmar Energy Limited, and Pipeshield International Limited.

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, is the market-leading provider of subsea protection systems for cables, umbilicals, and flexible products. The company is trusted to protect billions of pounds worth of subsea assets in offshore energy markets worldwide.

Tekmar Energy’s CPS to protect over 1,200MW of new offshore wind capacity in China

Tekmar Energy announces multiple Cable Protection System (CPS) supply contracts to protect over 1,200MW of new offshore wind generating capacity in China.

The contracts will see Tekmar Energy engineer, manufacture, and supply over 250 of its patented Cable Protection Systems for four new offshore wind farm projects in the region. The projects include Shandong South 4 (300MW) located on the Jiaodong Peninsula in Eastern China, Yangjiang Shapa – Phase V (300MW) located off Guangdong in the South China Sea, and Dafeng H8-2 (300MW) and Rudong-H2 (350MW) located off the coastal province of Jiangsu in Eastern China. The systems will be manufactured at Tekmar Energy’s Newton Aycliffe production facility in the North East of England and exported to China in 2021.

Russell Edmondson, Tekmar Energy’s Managing Director, commented “We are delighted to announce four new CPS supply contracts in China, and thank our regional customers for their continued confidence in our industry leading CPS technology. We are proud to support this rapidly growing offshore wind market”.

About

Tekmar Energy Limited is the market-leading provider of subsea protection systems for cables, umbilicals, and flexible products. The company is trusted to protect billions of pounds worth of subsea 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 Limited.

Tekmar Energy to protect the Gode Wind 3 grid connection project

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group company, is pleased to announce a contract award from cable manufacturer ZTT to supply its Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for the Gode Wind 3 high-voltage grid connection project.

The 16km long submarine cable is scheduled for installation in 2023 and will connect the 242MW Gode Wind 3 Offshore Wind Farm to TenneT’s extra high-voltage grid via the DolWin Kappa HVDC converter station, and the associated DolWin 6 grid connection in Germany.

Tekmar Energy’s CPS and bespoke Bellmouths will be installed to protect the cable as it transitions from the seabed through the dynamic zone between the Gode Wind 3 Offshore Substation and the DolWin Kappa Platform. The products will be delivered in 2022 and 2023 from Tekmar Energy’s Newton Aycliffe manufacturing facility in the North East of England.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director at Tekmar Energy said, “we are delighted to have once again been chosen by ZTT to protect critical subsea infrastructure in Europe”.

About Tekmar Group

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.

Tekmar Energy Limited is the market-leading provider of subsea protection systems for cables, umbilicals, and flexible products. The company is trusted to protect billions of pounds worth of subsea assets in offshore energy markets worldwide.

Tekmar Energy secures its third CPS contract in China in as many months

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, is pleased to announce a new Cable Protection System (CPS) supply contract for an offshore wind farm project located off the Shandong Peninsula in North East China. 

The award follows two recently announced CPS supply contracts for offshore wind farm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in South East China.

Under the latest contract Tekmar Energy will supply its patented TekLink Mechanical Latch CPS technology to protect the project’s subsea array cables as they transition from the seabed through the dynamic zone to the topside hang-off position. The systems will be manufactured at Tekmar Energy’s production facility in the North East of England and exported to China in Q2 2021.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director at Tekmar Energy said, “We are delighted to secure another exciting CPS supply contract in China and to secure our market leading position in the region”.

Tekmar Energy secures new Cable Protection System supply contracts in China

Tekmar Energy is pleased to announce new Cable Protection System (CPS) supply contracts for two offshore wind farm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in southeast China. 

Under the contracts, Tekmar Energy will supply its patented TekLink mechanical latch CPS technology to protect subsea cables as they transition from the seabed through the dynamic zone at over 110 offshore turbine locations. The contracts have a combined value of over £2.5m and will be delivered from Tekmar Energy’s manufacturing facility in the North East of England and exported to China in 2021.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director at Tekmar Energy said “We are delighted to be supplying our industry-leading cable protection technology to additional offshore wind farm projects in China. We have now supplied our CPS and cable hang-off assemblies to 17 offshore wind farm projects in the region. The contract awards also reflect the hard work of our teams in Shanghai China and the UK”.

Tekmar Energy to protect Kaskasi cables

Tekmar Energy is pleased to announce a contract award to supply its TekLink® Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for the Kaskasi Offshore Wind Farm in Germany.

The Kaskasi offshore wind farm is a 342MW wind project located in the German North Sea. Construction work will start in Q3 2021 and the project is planned to be fully commissioned by 2022. Once fully operational, Kaskasi will be able to supply the equivalent of 400,000 households a year with green energy.

Tekmar Energy will supply the windfarm with their patented TekLink ® CPS to protect the export cables as they transition from the seabed through the dynamic zone. The systems will be manufactured at the company’s facility in the North East of England this year.

Russell Edmondson – Managing Director at Tekmar Energy said, “we are delighted to once again be supplying our leading CPS technology to protect a major European offshore wind farm project”.

 

Tekmar Energy secures TekDuct contract in Indonesia

Tekmar Energy has secured an order to supply a substantial quantity of TekDuct impact and abrasion protection system to protect subsea fibre optic cables in Indonesia. The products will be manufactured in the UK and delivered to the customer in Q3 2021.

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 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”.

Tekmar Energy’s Generation 10 CPS to protect cables on Neart Na Gaoithe

Tekmar Energy 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”.

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.

Tekmar Energy begins manufacturing Generation 10 CPS

Tekmar Energy has begun manufacturing its Generation 10 CPS for a number of recently awarded offshore wind projects in Europe.

The latest generation of our TekTube® system is already rolling off the production line following significant investment in our state-of-the-art production facility located in the North East of England, UK.

Tekmar Energy ships CPS for the Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind farm in China

Tekmar Energy has completed the production and shipment of inter-array cable protection systems for the Jiangsu Qidong Offshore Wind Farm, one of China’s biggest offshore wind projects to date.

The contract was awarded in late 2020 and required a quick turnaround to meet the customer’s offshore construction schedule which commenced Q1 2021.

The cable protection systems were produced at Tekmar Energy’s manufacturing facility in the North East of England with the final shipment dispatched to China in December.

Tekmar Energy secures major OPEX contract for offshore wind project

Tekmar Energy, a Tekmar Group Company, has secured a significant contract to supply its products to protect subsea cables on a major operational offshore wind farm project.

The contract includes work for Tekmar Energy’s sister companies Subsea Innovation and AgileTek Engineering, demonstrating the value of the Group’s combined offering to the offshore wind market.

The contract is valued in excess of £4.5 million and will be delivered in 2021.

Tekmar Energy secures VBR contracts in India and Australia

Tekmar Energy has secured two new contracts to supply VBR strings (Vertebrae Bend Restrictors) for subsea projects in India and Australia.

One of the VBR strings will connect to an ROV-activated J-Tube Seal that was supplied by sister company Subsea Innovation earlier this year, further demonstrating Tekmar Group’s complementary range of subsea technologies.

The project will be delivered from Tekmar Energy’s North East of England manufacturing facility in Q2 2021.

Tekmar Energy’s Generation 10 CPS is almost here

Tekmar Energy is readying it’s manufacturing facilities in the North East of England to commence production of Generation 10 cable protection systems (CPS) in early 2021.

Since their launch in 2007 and 2013 respectively, we’ve delivered over 8,800 TekLink® and TekTube® systems which are installed on over 90 offshore wind projects worldwide, protecting over 30GW of subsea infrastructure.

We are excited to be bringing together the latest advancements of these systems which are now cross-compatible and highly configurable in order to meet future project demands, including bigger turbines, larger cables, new climatic conditions, latest installation techniques, and utilising improved cable data.

Generation 10 is almost here

Tekmar Energy secures further contracts in the Middle East

Tekmar Energy is pleased to announce further contracts from key customers in the Middle East to supply J-tube centralisers and bend restrictor strings. The systems will be manufactured and delivered from our Newton Aycliffe facility in North East England in Q1 2021.

Tekmar Energy achieves three years without a lost time incident

On the 16th August 2020, Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group company, surpassed more than three years without a lost-time incident (LTI) at any of the company’s global offices and production facilities – a fantastic milestone for everyone at Tekmar Energy.

The health, safety, and well-being of the Tekmar family, our customers, and the environment in which we operate is paramount to everything we do. We are delighted to have achieved over half a million hours worked and delivered over 138 projects with ZERO lost time incidents across the company.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director said: “This fantastic achievement reflects the continued hard work and commitment from everyone at Tekmar Energy who have contributed to our positive safety position. As an organisation we have taken time out to listen to each other and reflect on the key success factors, lessons learned along the way, and debated what the next steps should be on our HSE journey. The feedback from this will be used to shape future strategy”.

About Tekmar Group

Tekmar Group plc work 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 Limited.

Development of Generation 10 is progressing nicely

The development of our Generation 10 cable protection systems (CPS) is progressing nicely.

For the first time, we are bringing the latest generation of our TekLink® and TekTube® CPS together and making them cross-compatible in the process. This will allow us to offer an even more tailored solution to meet the demands of future projects;

Bigger Turbines. Larger Cables. New Climatic Conditions. Latest Installation Techniques. Utilising Improved Cable Data.

Due for release in early 2021, we will continue to provide further updates as our exciting new development progresses.

Tekmar Energy secures multiple cable protection system contracts in China

Tekmar Energy is pleased to announce multiple contracts to supply cable protection systems for the Sheyang, Qidong, and Dalian Zhuanghe offshore wind farm projects in China.

The offshore wind farms have a combined total output of over 300MW, and once constructed will power over 150,000 households in the Jiangsu and Liaoning Provinces.

Tekmar Energy’s cable protection systems will be deployed to protect subsea array and export cables as they transition from the seabed into the foundations.

Jack Simpson, Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are delighted to secure additional supply contracts in China. Tekmar Energy has now supplied our cable protection systems and hang-off assemblies to 15 offshore wind farm projects in the region. The new awards reflect the hard work of our team in Shanghai, China, and demonstrate the industries continued confidence in our subsea products”.

ABOUT TEKMAR GROUP

Tekmar Group plc is a group of five companies focused on providing market-leading subsea services and technologies to global offshore energy markets. The group’s primary operating companies are AgileTek Engineering Limited, Ryder Geotechnical Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited, Tekmar Energy Limit, and Pipeshield International Limited.

Tekmar Energy secures subsea telecoms supply contract in the Middle East

Tekmar Energy has secured another TekDuct contract from a key telecoms customer in the Middle East, demonstrating their continued confidence in our market-leading products and services.

Tekmar Energy will supply over 1,900m of TekDuct for the protection of subsea fiberoptic cables. The quick turnaround project will be delivered from our primary manufacturing facility in the North East of England, UK.

Tekmar Energy secures VBR contracts in Norway and India

Tekmar Energy has been awarded multiple contracts from a leading subsea products and services provider to deliver a total of 22 VBR (Vertebrae Bend Restrictor) trains of varying lengths to protect subsea umbilicals on offshore oil and gas fields in Norway and India. The systems will be designed and manufactured at our state-of-the-art production facility in the North East of England, UK. The projects will be delivered in 2020

Generation 10 is coming

At Tekmar Energy we’ve been busy developing the latest generation of our industry-leading TekLink® and TekTube® cable protection systems, due for release in early 2021.

Building on our experience gained over the past 15 years supplying 90 offshore wind farms with over 8,700 systems, Generation 10 is our most advanced cable protection system yet.

Generation 10 is coming…more information to follow!

Our most advanced cable protection system yet!

At Tekmar Energy we’ve been busy developing the latest generation of our industry-leading TekLink® and TekTube® cable protection systems, due for release in early 2021.

Building on our experience gained over the past 15 years supplying 90 offshore wind farms with over 8,700 systems, Generation 10 is our most advanced cable protection system yet.

Generation 10 is coming…more information to follow.

Tekmar Energy bolsters management team with the appointment of new directors

Tekmar Energy, a Tekmar Group company, is delighted to announce the appointment of Marc Bell as Director of Operations and Leanne Wilkinson as Finance Director.

Marc is an industry professional with over 20 years technical and operational management experience.  Marc previously held positions as Director of Operations with JDR Cables, Head of Offshore Operations with Siemens Gamesa and Global Operations Manager with Technip.  During this period, he has developed a wealth of experience within the Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy sectors working for and alongside Operators, Windfarm Developers, EPICs, O&M Operators, OWM’s and supply chain manufacturers.  As a lean practitioner and certified six sigma black belt Marc has delivered numerous business change programs via an integrated approach of lean, six sigma and operational excellence methodologies.

Leanne is a CIMA Qualified Accountant with over 20 years’ experience as a senior finance professional and business leader.  Leanne’s previous roles have been across manufacturing and technology sectors and included a lead finance and integration role in the acquisition from Serco to Cubic Corporation. Leanne has sound commercial and operational knowledge and awareness built up across portfolios of live contracts and bids.  In addition to significant experience gained in strategic business planning, Leanne also has a strong record of process improvements, managing change and adherence to financial controls and group reporting processes.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are delighted to welcome Marc and Leanne to the Tekmar family during this exciting period of growth. They bring a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to the company which we can draw on to help align our operations and process with Group strategy”.

ABOUT TEKMAR GROUP

Tekmar Energy is part of Tekmar Group alongside Ryder Geotechnical, AgileTek Engineering, Subsea Innovation Limited and Pipeshield International Limited. Tekmar Group works together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

Tekmar Group awarded significant contracts to supply subsea asset protection technology in the Middle East

Tekmar Group companies Tekmar Energy and Pipeshield International today announce multiple contracts to supply subsea asset protection and stabilisation technologies to energy companies and tier one contractors in the Middle East.

The combined scopes of work include the design, engineering manufacturing and supply of over 6,000m of TekDuct, over 3,000 ballast modules, 300 bespoke concrete mattresses, vertical restrictors and centralisers for the protection and stabilisation of subsea pipelines, umbilicals and power cables.

Working together under the Tekmar Group umbrella, Tekmar Energy and Pipeshield International have combined their unique yet complementary product offering to provide an increased value proposition to customers in the Middle East, whilst taking advantage of the Group’s regional presence and local manufacturing capability to deliver their technologies.

The recent project awards are a positive step forward for the Groups expansion strategy in the Middle East, with the goal of becoming a leading provider of subsea technologies and services for offshore energy projects in the region.

Alasdair MacDonald, Executive Chairman of Tekmar Group said: “Since Pipeshield’s acquisition in 2019, the Pipeshield team has integrated well within the Tekmar Group and are now supplying multiple projects alongside other Group companies around the world. It is great to see Tekmar Energy and Pipeshield International combining their shared knowledge and experiences to secure and deliver work together in the Middle East”.

To learn more about how Tekmar Group can support your offshore project please visit www.tekmargroup.com.

About Tekmar Group

Tekmar Group plc work 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 Limited.

Tekmar Energy secures first major CPS contract in Japan.

Tekmar Energy, a Tekmar Group Company, is delighted to announce a contract award from Sumitomo Electric Industries to supply the patented TekLink® Mechanical Cable Protection System (CPS) for the Akita and Noshiro offshore wind farms in Japan.

The wind farms, which are set to be the first utility-scale offshore wind project in Japan, will be delivered by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation, a special purpose company set up by a consortium led by Marubeni.

Located at the ports of Akita and Noshiro in the coastal zone of Akita prefecture, the wind farms will feature 33 turbines and have an expected combined output of 139MW. The project will supply around 130,000 homes once complete in 2022.

Tekmar Energy will supply the project with 64 patented TekLink® Mechanical Latch CPS and cable hang-off arrangements to secure and protect the inter-array cables from the foundation hang-off point to the point at which they are buried in the seabed.

Jack Simpson, Director at Tekmar Energy said: “This is another significant award for Tekmar Energy which marks our first major CPS contract in Japan. We look forward to working on the Akita and Noshiro projects and to support the growing Japanese offshore wind sector”.

ABOUT TEKMAR GROUP

Tekmar Energy Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside, Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited and Pipeshield International Limited. Tekmar Group work together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

Tekmar Group strengthens its presence in the US offshore wind sector with multiple group companies working on CVOW.

Tekmar Group is pleased to announce the involvement of its operating companies; Ryder Geotechnical, Agiletek Engineering, Tekmar Energy, and Pipeshield International in the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project (CVOW) on the East Coast of the US.

The 12 MW CVOW project is the first offshore wind project in US federal waters. This significant project includes the deployment of two 6MW commercial-scale offshore wind turbines that will help to determine the best practices for future offshore wind projects located on the East Coast.

Ryder Geotechnical, who specialises in geotechnical design and analysis, was the first group company to support the project, delivering a Cable Burial Risk Assessment (CBRA) on behalf of Ørsted in 2019. The CBRA was performed during the design stage of the project to quantify the risk to the subsea export and array cables from external sources.

Tekmar Energy, who specialises in subsea protection solutions, has since supplied Seaway 7 with TekLink® cable protection systems and TekDuct cable crossing protection for the construction phase of the project. AgileTek Engineering, who specialise in advanced engineering analysis, performed product design verification analysis on behalf of Tekmar Energy.

CVOW is one of several recent contracts awarded to Tekmar Energy by Seaway 7 and marks a clean sweep for the company in the US offshore wind sector, having previously supplied cable protection systems for Block Island offshore wind farm.

Pipeshield International, who specialises in concrete stabilisation and protection solutions, was also awarded a contract from Seaway 7 to design, manufacture and supply 30 bespoke concrete mattresses and associated lifting equipment for the protection and stabilisation of subsea cables on the wind farm.  Pipeshield’s in-house technical design department has developed a solution incorporating heavy density minerals, a high-quality concrete mix and their patented N2 edge blocks to provide the industry’s most stable mattress.

James Richie, Tekmar Group’s CEO said “We are delighted to be part of one of the very first projects in the US. The emerging US offshore wind sector is a big opportunity and we hope to be able to share our leading services and technologies with future US renewable energy projects. CVOW is also another great example of Tekmar Group’s complementary technologies and services working together to support multiple stages of an offshore project”.

ABOUT TEKMAR GROUP
Tekmar Group plc work 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 Limited.

ABOUT SEAWAY 7
Seaway 7 is the Renewables business unit of Subsea 7. An experienced partner for the installation of offshore wind farm projects as well as specialist heavy lifting and cable installation services. Seaway 7 Offshore Cables, is a leader in the field of submarine cable installation, inspection, repair and maintenance serving renewable energy and oil & gas sectors as well as utility markets since 2003.

Tekmar Energy and Subsea Innovation rally to protect the NHS in the fight against COVID-19

Tekmar Group companies Tekmar Energy and Subsea Innovation, who specialise in bespoke offshore equipment and subsea protection systems for the global offshore energy sectors, have joined forces to manufacture PPE for NHS workers in the North East of England.

Like many organisations across the UK, Subsea Innovation and Tekmar Energy have responded to the coronavirus pandemic and have begun manufacturing protective face shields for front line NHS workers at their facilities in Darlington (Subsea Innovation) and Newton Aycliffe (Tekmar Energy).

Last week, Subsea Innovation designed, prototyped and began manufacturing the protective face shields using their engineering expertise and 3D printing technology. Recognising the limitations of using 3D printers to produce the face shields in quantity, the design team developed a design that can be cast in polyurethane and manufactured in greater numbers with sister company Tekmar Energy.

Supply chain partners Arthur Jackson & Co and Maddisons kindly machined bespoke aluminium moulds within a 24-hour period at the end of last week. This allowed Subsea Innovation and Tekmar Energy to set up production lines over the weekend and start producing key components alongside ongoing production activities for their offshore energy clients.

Subsea Innovation and Tekmar Energy are now producing between 150 and 200 protective face shields a day and will distribute them at no cost to local NHS trusts. A design pack for the face shield is available to anyone wanting to join in or to provide components (please contact [email protected]).

James Richie, Tekmar Group CEO says, ‘Tekmar Group is fortunate in that we have the capability to expand our operations and produce protective face shields for the NHS during this period of unprecedented demand. The Tekmar family are driving this initiative forward and they continue to demonstrate fortitude, determination and compassion during these difficult times’

ABOUT TEKMAR GROUP

Tekmar Energy Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited and Pipeshield International Limited. Tekmar Group works together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

Tekmar Energy delivers CPS for SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, has completed the delivery of TekLink® cable protection systems to DEME Offshore for the SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium.

SeaMade is a 487MW offshore wind farm currently under construction off the coast of Belgium and integrates two windfarm sites known as Mermaid and Seastar. Once complete SeaMade will be the single largest wind farm in Belgium, supplying renewable energy to 485,000 homes and offsetting 600,00 tonnes of COemissions a year.

Tekmar Energy was awarded a contract from long-term customer DEME Offshore to supply 136 patented TekLink® Mechanical Latch cable protection systems and bellmouths for application on both J-Tube and J-Tubeless inter-array cable pull-ins. The systems were delivered in January 2020 from the company’s manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe UK.  Engineering and design verification was performed by Tekmar Group Company, AgileTek Engineering from their offices in London, UK.

Jack Simpson, Director of Tekmar Energy said: “SeaMade is Tekmar Energy’s 8th offshore wind project in Belgium and our 80th offshore wind project worldwide. This project sees Tekmar Energy continuing to provide industry-leading protection solutions to the European offshore wind market whilst further strengthening our relationship with long-standing customer DEME”.

ABOUT TEKMAR GROUP

Tekmar Energy Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside, Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited and Pipeshield Limited. Tekmar Group works together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

Tekmar Energy awarded a milestone CPS contract in France to protect the country’s first offshore wind farm.

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, is delighted to announce a contract award from French cable installation specialist Louis Dreyfus TravOcean (Subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group), to supply TekLink® cable protection systems (CPS) for Parc du Banc de Guérande Offshore Wind Farm (Saint-Nazaire).

Saint-Nazaire is a 480MW offshore wind farm set for construction on France’s Atlantic Coast and owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge. Saint-Nazaire will be the first commercial-scale project installed in French waters and marks a significant milestone for the French offshore wind industry.

Saint-Nazaire also marks Tekmar Energy’s first offshore wind project in France and the company’s first contract with La Ciotat based Louis Dreyfus TravOcean. Tekmar Energy will supply 160 patented TekLink® Mechanical Latch CPS to protect the 33kV inter-array cables manufactured by Louis Dreyfus TravOcean’s Consortium partner Prysmian Group, the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are thrilled to secure our first contract in France and pleased that Louis Dreyfus TravOcean has selected Tekmar Energy’s industry-leading TekLink CPS for Saint-Nazaire, a project characterized by its rocky seabed that requires the most robust and dependable cable protection solution.

ABOUT TEKMAR GROUP

Tekmar Energy Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside, Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited and Pipeshield Limited. Tekmar Group work together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

ABOUT LOUIS DREYFUS TRAVOCEAN

Louis Dreyfus TravOcean, a marine Contractor specialized in cable installation and protection, is part of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group, a French family group providing tailor-made industrial maritime solutions and integrated services from ship design to maritime operations.

Tekmar Energy secures double award for Danish Krieger’s Flak Offshore Wind Farm

Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, is delighted to announce contract awards from Global Marine Group and JDR Cables for the supply of TekLink® cable protection systems and cable hang-off assemblies for Danish Krieger’s Flak Offshore Wind Farm (DKF).

DKF is a 600 MW wind farm under construction in the Baltic sea. Once in full production it will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm and increase the country’s yearly electricity production from wind by 18%, powering roughly 600,000 homes.

Tekmar Energy has been selected by Global Marine Group to supply 150 patented TekLink® Mechanical Latch cable protection systems to protect the subsea array cables as they interact with the monopile foundations from the seabed to surface. Additionally, Tekmar Energy has been chosen by JDR Cables to supply 151 patented sealed hang-off clamps to secure the cables at the top of the foundations.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are pleased to be working with Global Marine Group and JDR Cables on DKF. All three companies have bases in the North East of England, so this project is a great showcase for the UK supply chain and its leading position in the delivery and installation of subsea array cable systems”.

Tekmar Energy Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited and Pipeshield Limited. Tekmar Group works together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

Tekmar Energy to supply CPS for Windpark Fryslân

Tekmar Energy has announced that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for Windpark Fryslân.

Windpark Fryslân is a 382MW near-shore windfarm comprising 89 wind turbines. It is located six kilometers off the Frisian coast in the Netherlands. Once constructed it is expected to power around 500,000 households in the region and will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm in inland water.

Tekmar Energy is providing 167 cable protection systems for the infield array cables, providing full protection from topside hang-offs through to burial into the seabed.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are delighted that Tekmar has been selected for Windpark Fryslân. This continues our trusted relationship with Van Oord and furthers our position as the world market leader in offshore wind cable protection systems”

The product will be produced in Tekmar Energy’s state of the art manufacturing facility in the North East of England.

Tekmar Energy Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited and Pipeshield Limited. Tekmar Group works together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

Tekmar Energy support DeepOcean on WindFloat with rapid delivery of cable protection

Tekmar Energy has completed a quick turnaround project in under four weeks for client DeepOcean and its ultimate client Hengtong Group. This impressive achievement was important not only due to the quick turnaround but also due to the volume of over 6.5km of protection weighing over 6.5t of TEKTHANE® polyurethane (PU) – the durable subsea product on which many of Tekmar Energy’s products are based.

Tekmar Energy was supporting the EDP WindFloat Project off the coast of Portugal, which aims to develop innovative technology to the exploitation of wind potential at sea at depths of more than 40m. Many industry analysts see floating offshore wind as the future of the industry and the next game-changing step in its evolution. This project supported by both Tekmar Energy and DeepOcean shows the companies are leading at the forefront of the industry.

James Ritchie, CEO of Tekmar Group plc, said: “We are proud of this project not only due to the successful completion by Tekmar Energy, but also as it demonstrates the world-leading capabilities in the region, and as Chairman of EnergiCoast I am keen to shout about the expertise in the North East of England”.

On working together on the project DeepOcean, said: “We have always had a very good relationship with Tekmar Energy and enjoy working together. Having this cluster of expertise in the North East aids our ability to react and tackle the future industry challenges together.

Tekmar Energy Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited and Pipeshield Limited. Tekmar Group works together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

Tekmar Energy secures major award from Seaway 7 for Yunlin offshore wind farm

Tekmar Energy continues its expansion into the Asia offshore wind market with a substantial award in Taiwan from repeat client Seaway 7 for wpd’s 640MW Yunlin project.

The project is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2021, using 80 x 8MW Siemens Gamesa turbines. Tekmar Energy will be supplying 150 of their patented Tekmar Cable Protection Systems (CPS) which protect the subsea power cables as they transition from the offshore structures into burial.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “The contract award on the Yunlin project continues our relationship with Seaway 7 following successful completion of the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland and our recent award on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm.”

The contract is one of Tekmar’s largest non-EU projects to date.

Jonathan Linton, Package Manager at Seaway 7 said: “The success of the offshore industry relies on performance, innovation, and collaboration to deliver successful projects. We are especially proud of the Yunlin project and looking forward to working with Tekmar Energy who are delivering a key part of this excellent project.”

Tekmar Energy Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside Ryder Geotechnical Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited and Pipeshield Limited. Tekmar Group works together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.

Seaway 7 is the Renewables and Heavy Lifting business unit of Subsea 7.

This award was disclosed to the public market under RNS No 5567J