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Tekmar Cable Protection System for Borssele 2

TekmarInternational 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 windfarm.

Borssele 2 consisting of 77 turbines and a total of 731.5MW, will go into construction off the coast of Zeeland, the Netherlands in 2020. James Ritchie, CEO of Tekmar Group, says, “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 1 by Ørsted in July.”

As part of the project, the company will be supplying their latest TekLink Generation 8 cable protection system. Jack Simpson, Director at Tekmar Energy, says, “We continue to innovate to help clients reduce cost and risk for the next generation of offshore wind farm developments. 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 windfarm 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 the 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.