JDR demonstrates strong support for German Offshore Wind developments at EWEA Offshore 2013

: 11 November 2013: At EWEA Offshore 2013 JDR will demonstrate its strong track record in offshore wind energy projects; from inter-array power cables to full lifecycle project support.  JDR’s engineering team has led the development of inter-array cables for offshore wind operators across a range of important projects including Meerwind in Germany and the world’s two largest offshore wind farms, Greater Gabbard and London Array in the UK.

Andrew Norman, JDR’s Chief Executive Officer commented: “Germany and the UK are leading European offshore wind installations and JDR has been at the heart of these ventures.  Germany’s Energiewende is challenging our industry to evolve technology to improve performance and reduce the cost per kilowatt hour produced.  At JDR we are committed to enabling the next generation of wind power projects to deliver cost-effective renewable energy, using the latest advances in cable technology and manufacture.

“In the last five years JDR has become a global leader in the development of inter-array power cables for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy ventures.  We have an excellent track record in the design and manufacture of high quality products.  Alongside our technology investment, which is now focused on high voltage cables and specialist aftermarket support, we offer the complete package for renewables operators.”

JDR’s engineering expertise is based on in-depth understanding of the key development challenges in medium voltage dynamic and static products.  The team’s track record includes the new 80-turbine Meerwind Süd/Ost offshore wind farm, plus London Array and Greater Gabbard.  JDR’s experience also includes the first offshore 5MW turbine demonstrator cable for the Beatrice wind farm project in the Scottish North Sea, the world’s deepest water offshore wind farm, and the first offshore 6MW turbine cable for the Gunfleet Sands wind farm extension. JDR’s Inter-Array Cables are produced at an advanced, high volume manufacturing facility, alongside a deep water UK east coast sea facing port.

JDR supports offshore wind operators with a range of accessories and services, including its in-house designed Repair Joint.  This Repair Joint is the most qualified in the market and can be installed in the field by JDR’s in-house team of field technicians, part of the Group’s Aftermarket, Installation and Maintenance Services (AIMS). AIMS provides a range of specialist renewables services for JDR and non-JDR products.  Included is a complete asset management service and emergency repair service, with all field service employees offshore certified and MV and FO trained.

EWEA Offshore 2013 takes place from 19 to 21 November in Frankfurt, Germany.  JDR will be exhibiting at stand number 31C20.

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