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Tekmar bags cables protection contract for Chinese offshore wind project

CTBR Staff Writer Published 14 August 2017

Tekmar Energy has bagged a contract to protect array cables on a 400MW Chinese offshore wind project being developed by State Power Investment Company (SPIC).

The contract is for the Binhai North H2 Offshore Windfarm project for which the UK-based Tekmar will supply and install its cables and cable protection systems this summer.

Currently under constructionin the Jiangsu province, five hours north of Shanghai, the Binhai North H2 Offshore Windfarm project is slated to be completed and fully commissioned by the year end.

Tekmar offshore wind sales head Jack Simpson said: “Tekmar are extremely pleased to be working on this large and prestigious project in China. The Chinese Offshore Windfarm industry is still relatively new when compared to Europe however is set for ambitious growth in the future”.

A specialist in cable protection systems (CPS) for offshore windfarms, Tekmar had forayed in the Asian offshore windfarm industry with the supply and installation of its systems for the Formosa 1 demonstrator project in Taiwan last year.

The Binhai North H2 Offshore Windfarm project has been designed by Danish engineering group Ramboll which had won the contract for the same in May 2016. Its scope included designing a 400MW substation, 100 steel turbine foundations, breakers and cables, concept for the transformer among others.

For, Tekmar the contract for the 400MW offshore wind farm in Jiangsu happens to be its first-ever large assignment in mainland China.

Last month, Tekmar had won a contract to supply its 7th generation of TekLink CPS, bellmouths and cover disks from VBMS for the £2.5bn 714MW East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm being built by ScottishPower Renewables.

Image: Tekmar to protect array cables on the Binhai North H2 Offshore Windfarm project. Photo: courtesy of Tekmar Energy Limited.