Tekmar joins Dudgeon with “multi-million pound” deal

Tekmar Energy's TekLink technology
Tekmar Energy's TekLink technology

Offshore cable protection firm Tekmar Energy has been awarded a “multi-million pound” project with Statoil and Statkraft on the Dudgeon Offshore wind farm.

The contract covers the provision of Tekmar’s TekLink mechanical latch cable protection system, which will be installed for the protection of subsea power cables at the East Anglia development.

The £1.5billion project’s installation contractor VSMC will also use Tekmar’s bespoke polyurethane bellmouths on the offshore substation foundation.

“We are pleased to be working with VSMC again on another prestigious project,” said James Ritchie, chief executive of Tekmar.

“Following our initial design work with the client, Statoil, it shows a strong trend towards the benefit of j-tubeless technology in monopile foundations.

“Further, this project will be manufactured within our new state of the art production facility in the North East of England following the exciting expansion Tekmar is undergoing.”

The award marks the 30th offshore wind project Tekmar Energy has been awarded and follows recent deal announcements of Cape Wind in the USA and Luchterduinen in the Netherlands.

The Dudgeon Offshore wind farm will be located 32 kilometres off the coast of Norfolk and is set to start generating electricity in 2017 at a maximum capacity of 402MW, which would power approximately 410,000 homes.