Prysmian has selected Tekmar Energy’s Generation 10 Cable Protection System (CPS) for the export cables at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.
Tekmar will deliver the latest generation of its TekTube® CPS this year from its manufacturing facility in the North East of England.
In 2020, the company won a CPS contract for the wind farm’s inter-array cables with the French cable installation specialist Louis Dreyfus TravOcean, which will install the inter-array cables, also supplied by Prysmian.
“We are delighted that our industry-leading cable protection systems have been chosen to protect both array and export cables on Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, a project characterized by a challenging seabed that demands a robust and dependable cable protection solution”, said Russell Edmondson, Managing Director at Tekmar Energy.
Prysmian started installing the export cables for the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm last summer, using its cable-laying vessel Cable Enterprise. In total, the company will install 33 kilometres of submarine cables and 27 kilometres of underground cables to connect the wind farm to the French grid.
The 480 MW Saint-Nazaire, owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge, is located off Loire-Atlantique. Also known as Parc du Banc de Guérande, the offshore wind farm will comprise 80 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines manufactured in France and is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2022.