Tekmar delivers cable protections for SeaMade wind farm

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Tekmar Energy has completed shipping its TekLink cable protection systems to the 487MW SeaMade offshore wind farm currently under construction off the coast of Belgium.

Cable protections systems have been delivered to DEME Offshore, which has already completed laying export cable for the wind project. Export cables transmit electricity produced at the wind farm.

Under a contract with DEME Offshore, the Tekmar Group company has delivered 136 patented TekLink Mechanical Latch cable protection systems and bellmouths for application on both J-Tube and J-Tubeless inter-array cable pull-ins.

The systems were manufactured at the company’s facility in Newton Aycliffe UK.

AgileTek Engineering, a Tekmar Group Company, has performed engineering and design verification for the systems from its offices in London, UK.

“SeaMade is Tekmar Energy’s 8th offshore wind project in Belgium and our 80th offshore wind project worldwide. This project sees Tekmar Energy continuing to provide industry-leading protection solutions to the European offshore wind market whilst further strengthening our relationship with long-standing customer DEME,” said Jack Simpson, Director of Tekmar Energy.

DEME installs two substations for SeaMade wind farm

Recently, offshore services firm Deme Group has completed installing two offshore substations for the offshore wind farm.

The substations, weighing 1,200 tonnes each, form the core of the offshore wind farm.

The offshore substations transport the power generated by the SeaMade wind farm to shore through Elia’s Modular Offshore Grid (MOG).

Turbine installation is yet to begin at the wind farm that is located in the Belgian part of North Sea.

Powered by 58 of Siemens Gamesa’s 8.0-167DD 8MW wind turbines, the SeaMade offshore wind farm will generate enough electricity supply for 485,000 Belgian homes.

The offshore wind farm integrates two windfarm sites known as Mermaid and Seastar.