Tekmar Energy has signed a contract with the world’s largest offshore wind developer Ørsted to provide Cable Protection Systems for Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.
Tekmar will provide their patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the wind farm, which when constructed will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Tekmar Energy will utilise its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the North East of England, for production of the CPS.
Hornsea Two is the sister project to Hornsea One and comprises of 165 turbines with a combined total capacity of 1.4 GW. Located in the North Sea 89 km (55.3 miles) off the Yorkshire coast, Hornsea Two will provide clean electricity to well over1.3 million homes and is set for completion in 2022.
For the project Tekmar will be providing 346 cable protection systems and a further 30 bellmouths, for both the array and export cables, protecting each and every subsea cable as they enter and exit the underwater foundations.
Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are delighted for Tekmar to be selected as the cable protection system and bellmouth supplier for Hornsea Two. This is one of the most significant projects in the industry to date. This continues Tekmar’s excellent relationship with Ørsted and is part of our 6-year framework for providing Cable Protection Systems on their future projects.”
Patrick Harnett, EPC Director for Ørsted, said: “Hornsea Two is a game-changing renewable energy project in terms of both size and cost. The North East continues to play an important role in manufacturing components for our portfolio of world-leading offshore wind farms, with hundreds of Cable Protection Systems, Transition Pieces and kilometres of array cables coming from the region.
As part of the project, Tekmar will be supplying their latest TekLink Generation 8 cable protection system for all inter array and export cables.