Tekmar Cracks French Offshore Wind Market with Saint-Nazaire Order

Tekmar Energy Limited has won a contract from French cable installation specialist Louis Dreyfus TravOcean to supply TekLink® cable protection systems (CPS) for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.

Saint-Nazaire is a 480MW offshore wind farm set for construction off France’s Atlantic Coast and owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge. It will be the first commercial-scale wind farm installed in French waters.

Saint-Nazaire also marks Tekmar Energy’s first offshore wind project in France and the company’s first contract with La Ciotat-based Louis Dreyfus TravOcean.

Tekmar Energy will supply 160 patented TekLink® Mechanical Latch CPS to protect the 33kV inter-array cables manufactured by Louis Dreyfus TravOcean’s consortium partner Prysmian Group.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are thrilled to secure our first contract in France and pleased that Louis Dreyfus TravOcean has selected Tekmar Energy’s industry-leading TekLink CPS for Saint-Nazaire, a project characterised by its rocky seabed that requires the most robust and dependable cable protection solution.”

The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, also known as Parc du Banc de Guérande, will comprise 80 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines manufactured in France and scheduled to be operational in 2022.

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