Tekmar nabs cabling deal for 402-MW Dudgeon wind farm
Aug 26, 2014 - British subsea engineering firm Tekmar Energy said yesterday it had won an order to supply cable protection systems (CPS) for the 402-MW Dudgeon wind farm in UK waters.
The contract was awarded by Dutch offshore wind cable installer Visser and Smit Marine Contracting (VSMC), which is handling the main cabling works for the project. The proposed offshore wind farm is owned by Norwegian utilities Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) and Statkraft AS through a 70/30 partnership.
Tekmar did not disclose the value of the deal but said it was in the “multi-million pound” range. Under its terms, the company will deliver its TekLink Mechanical Latch Cable Protection System for the plan’s monopile foundations, while its bespoke polyurethane bellmouths will be used on the offshore substation foundation.
The Dudgeon offshore wind farm will be built off the coast of Norfolk in eastern England, powered by Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) turbines. Turbine installation is scheduled to start in early 2017. When up and running, the complex is expected to produce enough electricity for as many as 410,000 homes annually.
At the very start of July, Statoil and Statkraft announced they have taken a final investment decision on the GBP-1.5-billion (USD 2.5bn/EUR 1.9bn) project.
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