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North-east cable protection system specialist wins its largest contract to date on Dogger Bank Wind Farm

17th December 2021 in Press releases, Project news, Supply Chain

  • Contract will support 170 jobs at the Darlington-based firm and more in the company’s UK supply chain.
  • More than 3,000 UK jobs now created or supported by construction and operation of Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

Tekmar Energy Limited has won its largest ever cable protection system (CPS) contract to support the first two phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

The Darlington-based provider of technology and services for the global offshore energy markets, secured a contract with Dogger Bank Wind Farm’s tier one contractor, DEME Offshore.

Part of the Tekmar Group, the company will design, manufacture and supply Generation 10 TekTube CPS to protect subsea inter array cables on the first two phases of the wind farm, Dogger Bank A and B, with a future option for Dogger Bank C.

All systems will be manufactured at Tekmar’s state-of-the-art facility in the north-east of England, supporting 170 jobs and further roles in Tekmar’s 100% UK-based supply chain.

Gary Howland, Tekmar Group Sales Director, said:

“As a company headquartered in the north-east of England, we are extremely proud to play a part in this hugely significant project for the region and look forward to working with DEME Offshore to successfully deliver the project.”

Dogger Bank Wind Farm Project Director Steve Wilson, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome this leading north-east manufacturer to the supply chain for the world’s largest offshore wind farm. To secure this contract on our ground-breaking development, Tekmar has demonstrated world-class capability and expertise. With more than 3,000 UK jobs now associated with the construction and operation of the wind farm, we can say with certainty that with the right support and the right opportunities, our offshore wind supply chain here in the UK is becoming increasingly globally-competitive.”

Due to its size and scale, Dogger Bank is being built in three consecutive 1.2GW phases; Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C. In total the wind farm is expected to generate enough renewable electricity to supply 5% of the UK’s demand, equivalent to powering six million homes.