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Newton Aycliffe, UK - 12 March 2020: Tekmar Energy Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, is delighted to announce a contract award from French cable installation specialist Louis Dreyfus TravOcean (Subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group), to supply TekLink® cable protection systems (CPS) for Parc du Banc de Guérande Offshore Wind Farm (Saint-Nazaire).
Saint-Nazaire is a 480MW offshore wind farm set for construction on France’s Atlantic Coast and owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge. Saint-Nazaire will be the first commercial-scale project installed in French waters and marks a significant milestone for the French offshore wind industry.
Saint-Nazaire also marks Tekmar Energy’s first offshore wind project in France and the company's first contract with La Ciotat based Louis Dreyfus TravOcean. Tekmar Energy will supply 160 patented TekLink® Mechanical Latch CPS to protect the 33kV inter-array cables manufactured by Louis Dreyfus TravOcean’s Consortium partner Prysmian Group, the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry.
Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are thrilled to secure our first contract in France and pleased that Louis Dreyfus TravOcean has selected Tekmar Energy’s industry-leading TekLink CPS for Saint-Nazaire, a project characterized by its rocky seabed that requires the most robust and dependable cable protection solution.”