Tekmar Energy to supply the full cable protection suite on the world’s first 66kV Offshore Windfarm being constructed by EDF Energy Renewables


Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the market leading specialists in cable protection systems (CPS) for Offshore Windfarms has been awarded a contract by VBMS to supply its 7th generation of TekLink CPS, bellmouths, cover disks and hang-offs on Blyth Offshore Windfarm, the world’s first 66kV Offshore Windfarm. The wind farm is wholly owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles and is being built by EDF Energy Renewables.

Nexans will supply the cable which will be installed along with the CPS by VBMS in the summer of 2017.

The CPS, bellmouths, cover disks and hang-offs will be manufactured in Tekmar’s state of the art production facility in the North East of England, closely located to the actual windfarm site in Blyth.

Tekmar who are known as the market leader for cable protection systems having supplied over 5,800 systems across 52 projects, are now also becoming increasingly known for their innovative hang-off design which offers better protection of the cables and also helps improve the install process.

Jack Simpson, Head of Offshore Wind Sales at Tekmar said, “The Blyth Offshore Windfarm, being the first 66kv project is particularly significant for Tekmar, and the industry as a whole. This may mark a new standard moving forward, helping further reduce the overall cost of energy”.

With more than 30 years’ experience, Tekmar is the market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of subsea cable, umbilical and flexible protection systems for the renewable energy and oil & gas industry.