North East based marine engineering firm, Tekmar Energy, has strengthened its international standing after working with Hartlepool-based JDR Cables on a major offshore energy development.
Tekmar has supplied cable protection for the 80-turbine Meerwind wind farm, in the German North Sea. The cables were designed by JDR Cables and will help the wind farm power about 360,000 homes. Tekmar supported submarine power cable installer VSMC on the project, laying four cables every day, including eight of its unique protection systems.
The completion of the German deal comes as the firm, founded in 1985, prepares to protect cables on the Westermost Rough wind farm, off the coast of Hull. The 35-turbine development is being built by Dong Energy, who expect it to power 200,000 homes.
The firm has now installed more than 2,000 cable protection systems in the last five years, working on Denmark’s Anholt wind farm, which provides power for 223,000 houses, and designing watertight seals for the Teesside wind farm, off Redcar’s coast.
Earlier this year, Tekmar announced plans to return to the oil and gas market. It aims to generate revenue of £15m from its oil and gas operations by 2016 as part of wider ambitions to increase overall turnover from £22m to £50m.
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