February 1 (Renewables Now) - UK subsea protection equipment provider Tekmar Energy said on Thursday it has won a contract to deliver its cable protection system for the 219-MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgian waters.
The deal was awarded by offshore installation contractor Jan De Nul Group, which was hired as the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor to fabricate and install foundations for the 23 MHI Vestas turbines. The TekLink Generation 8 cable protection system will be used for all inter-array and export cables. The system will be produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in the North East of England during this year.
Northwester 2 SA, the project company that is owned 70% by Parkwind and 30% by Sumitomo Corp (TYO:8053) of Japan, in October 2018 raised about EUR 700 million (EUR 801m) in financing for the offshore wind project and said the scheme can enter construction in the spring of 2019. The wind park, itself, will be built 46 km (28.5 miles) off the coast of Zeebrugge, and is scheduled for commissioning next year.
Following completion, Northwester 2 will be the sixth offshore wind farm in the Belgian part of the North Sea.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.144)