Tekmar’s CPS for DONG Energy’s Race Bank OWF
Subsea cable protection specialist, Tekmar Energy won a contract with DONG Energy to supply 189 cable protection systems (CPS) on its Race Bank offshore wind farm in North Norfolk.
Tekmar will provide its TekLink mechanical latch system complete with the array and export cables and bellmouths.
The CPS systems will be delivered from the company’s manufacturing facility and headquarters in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
Jack Simpson, at Tekmar Energy, said: “Race Bank is an exciting development to be involved in and with such a high volume of CPSs required, it is a huge verification of our market-leading products and our commitment to continually advancing our suite of technologies. We take great pride in developing strong relationships with our clients to ensure the highest standards are met and as such, we are widely recognised as the CPS supplier of choice.
“It is also another endorsement of the North-east of England’s energy credentials. The region’s supply chain is starting to earn a reputation through increasing industry demand for the engineering, manufacturing and specialist capabilities that are rooted here.”
Located approximately 16.8 miles off Blakeney Point on the North Norfolk coast, Race Bank covers an area of around 75km² and has a capacity of up to 580MW which could generate enough electricity to power over 500,000 homes a year. The project could also realise a potential annual carbon saving over more than 830,000 tonnes of CO².