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Tekmar’s cable protection for Gode Wind 3 grid connection

Tekmar Energy has secured a contract by cable manufacturer ZTT to supply its cable protection system (CPS) for the Gode Wind 3 high-voltage grid connection in Germany.

The 16 km long submarine cable is scheduled for installation in 2023 and will connect the 242 MW Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farm to TenneT’s extra-high-voltage grid via the DolWin Kappa HVDC converter station, and the associated DolWin 6 grid connection.

Tekmar Energy’s CPS and bespoke Bellmouths will be installed to protect the cable as it transitions from the seabed through the dynamic zone between the Gode Wind 3 offshore substation and the DolWin Kappa platform.

The products will be delivered in 2022 and 2023 from the company’s Newton Aycliffe manufacturing facility in the North East of England.

For the Gode Wind 3 connection, TenneT uses a three-phase cable with a conductor cross-section of 1,200 square millimeters the first time.

The cable will transport the almost 242 MW from the wind farm via just one cable system. The route also runs through the operational Gode Wind 1 wind farm.