Tekmar awarded Van Oord contracts

TekmarTekmar Energy (Tekmar), a Cable Protection Systems (CPS) company for offshore wind farms has been awarded multiple contracts by Van Oord to supply their systems for both the Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3 projects.

Deutsche Bucht is a 252MW offshore wind farm owned by Northland Power which will consist of 31 8MW MHI Vestas wind turbines (8,4MW power mode). Located in the German Bight, 95km northwest of the island of Borkum, installation is planned to start in the second half of 2018. Tekmar will supply its CPS to protect the 35 inter-array cables planned on the project. The CPS is to be tailored for the project's various cable sizes and respective interface to the monopile foundations.

BorWin3 is a 900MW DC grid connection system of the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT. BorWin3 will convert three-phase electric power generated by offshore wind farms into direct current and transmit it 160km back to shore. Tekmar will supply its export cable protection system to protect the three export cables between the Hohe See offshore wind farm and BorWin gamma, the corresponding offshore converter platform of BorWin3. Tekmar is also supplying its systems to protect the 79 inter-array cables on the Hohe See offshore wind farm, as part of a separate contract.

Tekmar said, “These contracts mark our 61st and 62nd named projects working within offshore wind, taking the total systems supplied to well over 6,000 protecting over 20GW of electrical infrastructure around the globe. They also mark the 5th and 6th project that we have worked on with Van Oord, from the first project together taking place back in 2011.”

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