- Published: 05 June 2014 05 June 2014
Tekmar Energy has won a contract on the first US offshore wind farm, Cape Wind. At Cape Wind, Tekmar will design, manufacture and supply over 200 of its TekLink cable protection systems (CPS) for the project’s inter-array and export cables.
Tekmar will also supply its polyurethane bellmouth and internal cable guide cones which are attached to the foundations and offer additional support and protection to the power cables. Once the project goes into construction, Tekmar will also be providing support offshore during live operation by overseeing the installation of its products. The Cape Wind project will be utilising a new installation technique known as “pre-installation” which involves deploying a small support barge to install the cable protection systems ahead of the main cable installation. This enables a smaller, more cost-effective vessel to be utilised for cable installation. The Cape Wind project is being constructed off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The project consists of 130 Siemens’ 3.6MW offshore wind turbines with a total nameplate capacity of 468MW and when completed.