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First wind farm on the south coast of England

JDR has been awarded a contract by energy company E.ON, alongside partners the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB), to supply its subsea cabling technology and services for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.

The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is the first wind farm off the south coast of England. Upon completion in 2018, the development will comprise of 116 turbines with a 400 megawatt capacity and will generate enough green electricity to power the equivalent of around 350,000 UK homes, this is equal to almost half of the homes in Sussex.

JDR will design and manufacture 142 km of 36 kV inter-array cables for the project. The scope of work also includes the supply of hang-offs, electrical t-connectors, inner cone connectors, cable cleats and a J-tubeless cable protection system specifically designed to optimize installation time and minimise the potential for cable damage during installation and throughout its operation.

JDR will pre-commission the entire cabling system from its industry-leading manufacturing facility in Hartlepool.

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