Pipeshield nets Coastal Virginia offshore wind contract

by Tom Russell in Cables Equipment 11/02/2020 Pipeshield

Pipeshield International Limited, a Tekmar Group company, has secured a contract award from Seaway Offshore Cables to design, manufacture and supply scour and cable protection for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project off the East Coast of the United States.

Pipeshield's scope includes the supply 30 bespoke concrete mattresses and associated lifting equipment for the protection of subsea cables on CVOW. Pipeshield’s in-house technical design department have engineered a solution based on the patented N2 edge blocks, formed using heavy density minerals and a high-quality concrete mix.

A number of Tekmar Group’s companies are supporting the realisation of CVOW. Ryder Geotechnical, Agiletek Engineering and Tekmar Energy are providing subsea engineering services and cable protection solutions for the project.

Pipeshield’s sales manager Richard Prior said “We are delighted to have been awarded this project, mainly due to the significance of it. We see a huge opportunity in the emerging US offshore wind sector so to be part of one of the very first projects is very satisfying. We hope to be able to further share our specialist expertise of scour & cable protection with future US renewable energy projects.”

CVOW project is owned by Dominion Energy and is to be constructed by Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted. The 12 MW project is to be located in a federal lease area about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. It will feature two Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-6.0-154 turbines mounted on monopile foundations 8 metres in diameter.

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