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Van Oord Contracts Tekmar Borssele 2 Offshore Wind Project

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 27, 2018

Image: Van Oord cable-laying vessel Nexus installing cables with Tekmar cable protection systems.

Image: Van Oord cable-laying vessel Nexus installing cables with Tekmar cable protection systems.

The subsea cables and engineering services provider Tekmar Energy announced that international marine contractor Van Oord has selected the patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink Mechanical Latch for the Borssele 2 (site III and IV) offshore wind farm.

According to a press release from the offshore wind cable protection systems company, Borssele 2 consisting of 77 turbines and a total of 731.5 MW, will go into construction off the coast of Zeeland, the Netherlands in 2020.

James Ritchie, CEO of Tekmar Group plc, said: “We are delighted that Van Oord has chosen Tekmar for Borssele 2. This continues our trusted relationship together following the successful award from Van Oord for Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3 earlier in 2018, and continues our success on Borssele following the award of Borssele I and II by Ørsted in July.”

As part of the project, Tekmar will be supplying their latest TekLink® Generation 8 cable protection system.

Jack Simpson, Director at Tekmar Energy, said: “We continue to innovate to help clients reduce cost and risk for the next generation of offshore wind farm developments.”

Jack continued: “Clients choose Tekmar due to our track record, commitment to HSQE and overall cost savings via lifetime product reliability and product performance during installation and operation.”

“Cable protection systems are a vital product for protecting the electrical infrastructure of the wind farm projects. To coin the phrase, the chain is only as strong as the weakest link. Tekmar are trusted on over 21GW of electrical infrastructure and remain the global leader in this area.”

The product will be produced within Tekmar’s state of the art manufacturing facility in the North East of England, which also recently became the first facility in the UK to achieve ISO 45001:2018 accreditation.

Borssele 2 mark Tekmar’s 65th project within the industry, taking the total number of systems over 6,200 and 21GW of protected electrical infrastructure worldwide.

Tekmar Energy Limited is one of Tekmar Group plc’s three primary operating companies, in addition to and Subsea Innovation Limited and AgileTek Engineering Limited.

Tekmar Group’s vision is to become the partner of choice for the supply and installation support of subsea protection equipment to the global offshore energy markets.

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