JDR CHOSEN BY US WIND INC. AS CABLE PARTNER

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JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been selected by US Wind Inc., as the preferred cable partner for its first offshore wind project. The project is the 750MW Maryland Development project, with an expected contract value in excess of US $275 million. The project […]

JDR WINS MAJOR UMBILICAL CONTRACT

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JDR, a leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a major steel tube umbilical contract by Cameron Ltd, on behalf of operator ONGC, for the 11 Wells of Western Offshore project. The development involves subsea completion of 11 oil and gas wells located at ONGC’s […]

Optimising inter-array cable protection

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In the dynamic and often harsh offshore environment, wind farm developers need certainty that their inter-array cables can withstand the elements to safely transmit power to shore. These cables typically have a layer of steel armour to protect their internal components, but sometimes additional protection is needed to safeguard against failure in unforgiving environments. Especially […]

JDR BAGS GLOBAL EXPORTS GONG AT SUBSEA UK AWARDS FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

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Achievement cements company’s commitment to growth. JDR, a leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the global offshore energy industry, is celebrating today after winning the Global Exports category at the Subsea Expo Awards for the second consecutive year. The awards ceremony – hailed as the most prestigious in the subsea sector – […]

The subsea cable explainer

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In 1811 the first ever power-transmitting underwater cable was installed in the Isar River in Bavaria. Then in 1885, the first transatlantic telegram was sent by Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan via subsea cable. While the subsea cable industry has since grown significantly, those two 19th century achievements showed the concept of a subsea […]

JDR TO SUPPLY CABLES FOR EUROPEAN OFFSHORE WIND DEPLOYMENT CENTRE

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JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by offshore cable installation specialist VBMS, part of Boskalis, to supply 66kV inter-array and export cables for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Located in Aberdeen Bay, the innovative 92.4MW, 11-turbine development is […]

JDR AWARDED CONTRACT FOR DONG ENERGY’S HORNSEA PROJECT ONE WIND FARM

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JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy to supply subsea power cables for the Hornsea Project One. With a total capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), Hornsea Project One will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm and the […]

Tom Nightingale to join RenewableUK’s newly-created Communication Advisory Group

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Tom Nightingale, JDR’s Strategy and Marketing Manager, has been selected to join RenewableUK’s newly-created Communication Advisory Group. The group is being introduced by RenewableUK to act as a better link between its working groups, policy forums and Board. It will advise RenewableUK’s Board and senior management on strategic-level communication issues, messaging, communication styles and lobbying […]

Brad Rabone to join the EEEGR’s Offshore Wind Supply Chain special interest group steering group

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Rabone, JDR’s Head of Sales, Renewables – Europe, has been selected to join the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) Offshore Wind Supply Chain special interest group (SIG) steering group. The aim of the group is to share information and best practice, and to promote offshore wind business opportunities in the Southern North Sea and […]

JDR ANNOUNCES NEW EUROPEAN SERVICE SUPPORT CENTRE IN NEWCASTLE

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18 October 2016, Newcastle, UK: JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, today announces its plan to open a new European service support centre, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to deliver greater service value for clients and support anticipated growth. Located on the River Tyne, […]

Four things to know about US offshore wind

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James Young, Chief Technology Officer, JDR. Technology used in European offshore wind has matured significantly over the past decade through a strong pipeline of projects. And now the offshore wind industry in the United States is emerging. Last week, I spoke at the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum in Rhode Island about delivering commercial scale […]

JDR AWARDED CONTRACT FOR BEATRICE WIND FARM

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JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a subcontract by Siem Offshore Contractors GmBH to supply subsea power cables for Beatrice offshore wind farm. The 588 MW wind farm will be situated in the UK’s Outer Moray Firth, 18.4 kilometres (km) from shore, […]

TECHNOLOGY BLOG: 66KV (72.5KV) CABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Jeremy Featherstone, product development director, explains the subsea power cable system’s qualification programme 66 (72.5) kV cable technology is critical to support the offshore wind industry as it moves to increased power transmission between turbines at higher capacity offshore windfarms. At JDR, we have pioneered the design of inter-array cables in the offshore energy industry, […]

JDR ENGINEERS BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR HARTLEPOOL STUDENTS

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Last Friday saw JDR, a UK based supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the offshore energy industry, hold a unique educational showcase at its centre of excellence for engineering and manufacturing in Hartlepool. 200 local year ten GCSE pupils attended the event with representatives from Hartlepool’s five secondary schools. The showcase – which […]

JDR INVESTS IN NEXT GENERATION OF SUBSEA TECHNOLOGY

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New equipment to provide advanced, reliable and safe subsea connectivity JDR, the leading UK-based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, has unveiled a state-of-the-art horizontal lay-up machine (HLM) at its Hartlepool manufacturing facility. The HLM will enable JDR to provide the next generation of reliable and safe subsea connectivity […]