UK contractor Tekmar Energy has launched a new time-cutting cable protection technology for the offshore wind power sector.
The TekTube system is designed to replace costly conventional steel J-tubes, a fabrication transferred from the offshore oil industry that protects power cables as they are routed by an installation vessel up through a foundation.
Instead, the Tekmar technology is secured to the wind turbine foundation, sealed and prepared in advance.
“Through capitalising on our energy and engineering experience, our dedicated R&D team have developed a ground-breaking solution which offers a major step change in cable operations," says Tekmar chief executive officer James Richie.
The company is also developing versions for jacket, gravity-base and floating foundations.