Tekmar to supply cable protection system for Formosa I Phase II

Image Caption: Tekmar Cable Protection System being installed on an offshore wind project. Source: Tekmar

August 13 (Renewables Now) - UK-based Tekmar Energy Ltd announced today it has been selected as the cable protection system and hang off supplier for the 120-MW Formosa I Phase II offshore wind project in Taiwanese waters.

The company has received the order from subsea power cable provider JDR Cables, part of TFKable Group. Under the terms of the contract, it will deliver 60 cable protection systems and a further 60 hang off clamps. The firm will be supplying its TekLink cable protection system for all inter array and export cables, it noted.

This will be Tekmar’s 67th project within the industry. It previously got a job on the 8-MW Formosa 1 Phase 1 as well. The products for Phase 2 will be manufactured at the company’s facility in the North East of England.

Formosa 1 Phase 2 will consist of 20 units of Siemens Gamesa’s 6-MW turbines. It has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) in place under Taiwan’s feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme.

The investors behind the project are the renewables unit of Swancor Holding Co Ltd, Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX:MQG), Denmark’s Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) and JERA Co, which is a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power (TYO:9501) and Chubu Electric Power (TYO:9502).

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