Tekmar Cable Protection Kit Installed Offshore Virginia

Tekmar Energy’s TekLink cable protection systems have been installed on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project (CVOW), the UK-based company said.

Tekmar Energy supplied Seaway 7 with TekLink cable protection systems and TekDuct cable crossing protection for the construction phase of the 12 MW demonstration wind farm.

”CVOW is the second offshore wind farm to be built in the USA and both are protected with our patented and industry-leading cable protection system,” Tekmar Energy said in a social media post.

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 wind turbine monopile foundations were installed at the site by Jan De Nul’s Vole au vent. The jack-up is currently in Halifax, Canada, loading the wind turbine components before heading back to the installation site.

The two-turbine project is 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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