Tekmar Energy scores cable protection contract for German project

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 24/11/2021 Tekmar Energy
Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, has secured a contract award by Global Offshore to supply Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm 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 facility in the North East of England and delivered to Global Offshore in 2022.

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”.

Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm will have a capacity of about 257 MW and is located in the Baltic Sea, 19 km north-east of the island of Rügen, within the 12 nautical mile zone of the Federal State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Parkwind secured grid capacity for the project in the offshore wind auction in Germany back in 2018.  Offshore installation works are expected to start works in 2022. It is expected to be operational in 2023, and will be capable of generating enough green electricity for the annual power consumption of more than 290,000 homes.

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