Jan De Nul Group has selected Tekmar Energy’s Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the 219MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm.
Tekmar Energy stated that the contract is a continuation of its previous contracts at wind farms including Belwind, Belwind demonstration, Thornton Bank 2 and 3 and Borselle 1,2,3 and 4.
The Northwester 2 is the sixth wind farm to be located in North Sea off the Belgian coast and will be powered by 23 turbines. The wind farm will be located water depths of about 40m and is expected to be completed next year.
For this project, Tekmar will be supplying its latest TekLink Generation 8 cable protection system for all inter array and export cables.
Tekmar Energy managing director Russell Edmondson said: “We are delighted for Tekmar to be selected as the cable protection system supplier for Northwester 2.
“This continues Tekmar’s trusted relationship with Jan De Nul Group and furthers our position as the world market leader in offshore wind cable protection systems; marking Tekmar’s 66th project within the industry, taking the total number of systems over 6,700 and 22GW of protected subsea electrical infrastructure worldwide.”
The cable protection system will be manufactured at Tekmar’s facility in North East of England during this year.
AgileTek Engineering, a fellow Tekmar Group company, has supported the project using its proprietary AEL cloud system, offering verification of the cable protection system design via global analysis of the cables and CPS on the project.
Jan De Nul Group senior project manager Stan Logghe said: “Cable protection systems are vital for protecting the electrical infrastructure of offshore wind farm projects. We have worked with Tekmar for many years, on projects including Burbo Bank and Race Bank, and Northwester 2 builds on our strong and trusted relationship.”
Last November, Van Oord selected Tekmar for Borssele 2 offshore wind farm which will have a total capacity of 731.5MW to supply its Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch. Borssele 2 is a Dutch offshore wind farm owned by Ørsted and will be powered by 77 of Siemens Gamesa’s 8MW turbines.