Tekmar Reveals Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project Roles

Tekmar Group has revealed the involvement of its operating companies in the 12 MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in the U.S.

Tekmar Energy supplied Seaway 7 with TekLink cable protection systems and TekDuct cable crossing protection for the construction phase of the project.

AgileTek Engineering performed product design verification analysis on behalf of Tekmar Energy.

Pipeshield International, which Tekmar bought in 2019, was also awarded a contract from Seaway 7 to design, manufacture and supply 30 bespoke concrete mattresses and associated lifting equipment for the protection and stabilization of subsea cables.

Ryder Geotechnical was the first group company to support the project, delivering a Cable Burial Risk Assessment (CBRA) on behalf of Ørsted last year.

The CBRA was performed during the design stage of the project to quantify the risk to the subsea export and inter-array cables from external sources.

“We are delighted to be part of one of the very first projects in the US. The emerging US offshore wind sector is a big opportunity and we hope to be able to share our leading services and technologies with future US renewable energy projects,” said James Richie, Tekmar Group’s CEO.

CVOW, developed by Ørsted and Dominion Energy, will comprise two Siemens Gamesa 6 MW turbines installed some 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

The two turbines are expected to provide the operational, weather, and environmental experience needed for the 2.6 GW development in the adjacent 112,800 ha lease site, expected to be operational by 2026.

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