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 […]

Optimising inter-array cable protection

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image of inter-array cable

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

JDR SHOWCASES NEW HIGH-VOLTAGE CABLE AT TECHNOLOGY DAY

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sub-sea high voltage cable demo

JDR, the leading UK based supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the offshore energy industry, has unveiled its new high-voltage inter-array cable and accessories at its latest customer technology day. The innovative 66 (72.5) kV cable technology will be critical to support the offshore wind industry as it moves to increased power transmission […]

JDR’S LEADING TECHNOLOGIES ON DISPLAY AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND

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JDR, the leading UK based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, has been highlighted in a new gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. The display – unveiled last night as part of the new ‘Energise’ gallery – includes samples of JDR’s cables and umbilicals. The technologies are featured […]

ENGINEERING AN APPRENTICESHIP – EMILY FRENCH

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Between 2014 and 2015 there were over 500,000 new apprentices in England alone. Apprenticeships provide young people the opportunity to combine practical training with study – all while earning a wage. For me taking on a subsea engineering apprenticeship was an exciting opportunity because it was an opportunity to have not only a job at […]

JDR AND BIBBY OFFSHORE SIGN FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR CABLE MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES

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Cable maintenance services contract

JDR, the leading UK based supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the offshore energy industry, has signed a framework agreement with Bibby Offshore for cable maintenance activities. Under the strategic alliance, JDR will provide cable maintenance services and offshore personnel, including high voltage and fibre optic cable jointers and associated competency systems. Bibby […]

JDR AWARDED STEEL TUBE CONTRACT

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JDR wins leeds steel contract

JDR, the leading UK based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by GE Oil & Gas, on behalf of operator ONGC, for the Vashishta & S1 project. The Vashishta & S1 fields are located in the KG Basin, 30 – 35 kilometres off the […]

JDR AWARDED IWOCS CONTRACT BY AKER SOLUTIONS SUBSEA DIVISION

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Contract sees first deployment of new reeler technology JDR, the leading UK-based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract for intervention, workover and control systems (IWOCS) by Aker Solutions Subsea Division. The project – which is scheduled for delivery in summer 2016 – will include […]