Contract with Orsted for 1386MW offshore wind farm to protect array and export cables.

Orsted has selected UK outfit Tekmar Energy to provide cable protection systems for the 1386MW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm off the east coast of England.

Tekmar will provide its TekLink Generation 8 Mechanical Latch system for the project.

This will comprise 346 cable protection systems and a further 30 bellmouths, for both the array and export cables.

The systems will be manufactured at the company’s facility in the north-east of England.

Tekmar Energy managing director Russell Edmondson said: “We are delighted for Tekmar to be selected as the cable protection system and bellmouth supplier for Hornsea 2.

“This is one of the most significant projects in the industry to date.

“This continues Tekmar’s excellent relationship with Orsted and is part of our six-year framework for providing cable protection systems on their future projects.”

Orsted EPC director Patrick Harnett said: “Hornsea 2 is a game-changing renewable energy project in terms of both size and cost.

“The North East continues to play an important role in manufacturing components for our portfolio of world-leading offshore wind farms, with hundreds of cable protection systems, transition pieces and kilometres of array cables coming from the region.

“We are very proud to be a part of the ongoing offshore wind development in the region and we are committed to further developing a competitive UK supply chain that can support Orsted’s projects in the UK and around the world.”