North East firm set to benefit from multi-million pound offshore wind contract

  • Tekmar Energy will provide 346 Cable Protection System units, all to be manufactured in North East England
  • Hornsea Two will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when complete in 2022
  • This contract is part of an ongoing framework agreement between Ørsted and Tekmar Energy
Tekmar Cable Protection System being installed on Ørsted’s Race Bank offshore wind farm

Tekmar Energy has signed a contract with the world’s largest offshore wind developer Ørsted, to provide Cable Protection Systems for Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. Tekmar will provide their patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for the wind farm, which when constructed will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Tekmar Energy, which employ 115 people, will utilise its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the North East of England, for production of the CPS.

Hornsea Two is the sister project to Hornsea One and comprises of 165 turbines with a combined total capacity of 1.4 GW. Located in the North Sea 89 km (55.3 miles) off the Yorkshire coast, Hornsea Two will provide clean electricity to well over1.3 million homes and is set for completion in 2022.

For the project Tekmar will be providing 346 cable protection systems and a further 30 bellmouths, for both the array and export cables, protecting each and every subsea cable as they enter and exit the underwater foundations.

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director of Tekmar Energy said: “We are delighted for Tekmar to be selected as the cable protection system and bellmouth supplier for Hornsea Two. This is one of the most significant projects in the industry to date. This continues Tekmar’s excellent relationship with Ørsted and is part of our 6-year framework for providing Cable Protection Systems on their future projects.”

Patrick Harnett, EPC Director for Ørsted, said: “Hornsea Two is a game-changing renewable energy project in terms of both size and cost. The North East continues to play an important role in manufacturing components for our portfolio of world-leading offshore wind farms, with hundreds of Cable Protection Systems, Transition Pieces and kilometres of array cables coming from the region.

Mr Harnett continued: “We are very proud to be a part of the ongoing offshore wind development in the region and we are committed to further developing a competitive UK supply chain that can support Ørsted’s projects in the UK and around the world.”

The cable protection project will mark Tekmar’s 76th project within the industry, retaining Tekmar’s record securing more than 75% of the global market in offshore wind cable protection

As part of the project, Tekmar will be supplying their latest TekLink® Generation 8 cable protection system for all inter array and export cables.

Tekmar Energy Limited is one of Tekmar Group plc’s four primary operating companies, in addition to Subsea Innovation Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited and Ryder Geotechnical Limited.

Tekmar Group’s vision is to be the partner of choice for the supply and installation support of subsea protection equipment to the global offshore energy markets.

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About Tekmar Group

Tekmar Group plc’s vision is to be the partner of choice for the supply and installation support of subsea protection equipment to the global offshore energy markets. The Group has four primary operating companies; these are Tekmar Energy Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited, AgileTek Engineering Limited and Ryder Geotechnical Limited.

Tekmar Energy is a global market leader in subsea cable, umbilical and flexible pipe protection systems. Tekmar have been trusted to protect billions of Euros worth of assets in the offshore wind, oil & gas, wave, tidal and interconnector markets since 1985:

Subsea Innovation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of complex engineered equipment and technology used in the offshore energy market. Its products include large equipment handling systems which operate on the back of pipelay installation vessels; emergency pipeline repair clamps (EPRC) which protect major oil and gas pipelines, and bespoke equipment for use in the construction of offshore energy projects:

AgileTek Engineering is an award-winning subsea engineering consultancy for offshore energy projects. AgileTek helps its clients de-risk projects through advanced computer simulation and analysis. AgileDat, a division of AgileTek, provides software development, cloud architecture and data analytics services.

Ryder Geotechnical provides expert geotechnical design and consulting services to the offshore wind and subsea oil and gas sectors. Services include offshore structure foundation design, geohazard assessment and subsea cable routing and burial assessment.

Tekmar Energy and Tekmar Group plc is headquartered in Newton Aycliffe in the United Kingdom; AgileTek operates from an office in London; Subsea Innovation have their head office and manufacturing centre in Darlington, United Kingdom; Ryder Geotechnical have their office in Newcastle, UK. Tekmar Group plc also has representation in South Korea, USA, China and the Middle East.

For further information contact: Steve Pugh, Head of Marketing and Strategy, Tekmar Group plc,

About Ørsted

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provides smart energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 5,600 people, including over 900 in the UK. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2017, the group's revenue was DKK 59.5 billion (EUR 8.0 billion). For more information on Ørsted, visit or follow us on FacebookLinkedInInstagram and Twitter.

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  • Preston cable specialist VolkerInfra embraces multi million pound opportunity from world’s largest offshore wind farm
  • Hartlepool’s JDR Cables wins multi-million pound contract for world’s biggest offshore wind farm
  • Balfour Beatty appointed to build onshore substation for world’s largest offshore wind farm
  • Mutli-million pound offshore wind cable contract sparks investment in Wrexham facility
  • Record-breaking order for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as Ørsted signs contract for world’s biggest offshore wind farm

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