Tekmar to protect Baltic Eagle
Baltic Eagle (476MW) is Iberdrola’s second offshore wind project in Germany, following the commissioning of OWF Wikinger in 2017 (also protected with Tekmar CPS). Once complete, Iberdrola’s projects will together form the largest offshore wind complex in the Baltic Sea with a combined installed capacity of 826MW.
Tekmar Energy’s scope of work comprises the engineering, manufacturing, testing and supply of its latest generation of CPS technology to protect subsea inter-array and inter-platform cables as they transition between the seabed, offshore turbines and offshore substation. The CPS will be delivered on behalf of EPC contractor Van Oord who has previously installed Tekmar Energy CPS on various offshore wind farms including Fryslan, Borssele and Deutsche Bucht. Tekmar Energy will manufacture systems and accessories at their Newton Aycliffe facility in the North East of England for delivery in late 2022.
Henk-Jan van Dijk, Project Director at Van Oord, comments, “We are pleased to continue our strong working relationship with Tekmar Energy, a familiar, reliable and proven CPS partner.” Russell Edmondson, Tekmar Energy’s Managing Director, adds, “We are delighted to secure this new award from Van Oord which strengthens our long-standing relationship that has delivered successful offshore wind projects over the years, particularly in Europe, which remains the largest market for offshore wind installations in the world. It is testament to our continued investment in CPS technology, to safeguard subsea assets in increasingly challenging environments.”