Tekmar awarded major CPS supply contract for world’s largest offshore wind farm
17 December 2021
Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group company, a leading provider of technology and services for the global offshore energy markets, is pleased to announce a major contract award by DEME Offshore to supply Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK.
Dogger Bank is a 3.6GW offshore wind farm located 130km off the North East coast of England. The project is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni and is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, capable of generating enough renewable energy to power six million UK homes once fully operational.
Tekmar Energy has signed a contract with EPCI contractor DEME Offshore to design, manufacture, and supply Generation 10 TekTube CPS to protect subsea inter array cables on the first two phases of the wind farm, Dogger Bank A and B, with a customer option for the third phase, Dogger Bank C. The award is Tekmar Energy’s largest CPS supply contract to date.
All systems will be manufactured at Tekmar’s state-of-the-art facility in the North East of England which is located less than 50km from Dogger Bank’s export cable landfall site in Teesside for the third phase of the project. The first systems are expected to be delivered from August 2022 with production continuing into 2024.
The project is benefiting from Tekmar Group’s unique engineering capability and extensive industry experience, with Tekmar Energy working alongside sister companies Subsea Innovation, AgileTek Engineering and Ryder Geotechnical to design a holistic cable protection solution that is engineered to overcome the wind farm’s challenging site conditions.
Gary Howland, Tekmar Group Sales Director, said: "As a company headquartered in the North East of England, we are extremely proud to play a part in this hugely significant project for the region and look forward to working with DEME Offshore to successfully deliver the project.”
DEME Offshore commented: "Following a long pre-award engineering and tendering process, we trust to have found a major professional subcontractor for the delivery of the CPS products for this significant project and look forward to combine our forces on this project in the years ahead.”
Dogger Bank Wind Farm Project Director Steve Wilson, said: "We are delighted to welcome this leading north-east manufacturer to the supply chain for the world’s largest offshore wind farm. To secure this contract on our ground-breaking development, Tekmar has demonstrated world-class capability and expertise. With more than 3,000 UK jobs now associated with the construction and operation of the wind farm, we can say with certainty that with the right support and the right opportunities, our offshore wind supply chain here in the UK is becoming increasingly globally competitive.”