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JDR banks project win in Azerbaijan for BP

: Hartlepool, UK. JDR, the global subsea cable supplier and servicer owned by the TFKable Group, has won a contract to manufacture and supply a 5.5km 33kV fiber optic power cable and a steel tube subsea isolation valve (SSIV) umbilical, for a platform project, offshore Azerbaijan.

The 33 kV fiber optic power cable will connect an existing platform to the new platform to provide power share and communication services. The use of this cable means there is no need to install a gas turbine on the platform – providing environmental benefits. The SSIV umbilical will connect from the topside to the subsea isolation valve that exports oil from the well, providing the operator with critical control of the valve.

The agreement will see JDR package and ship the products via the Eurasia canal to the Caspian Sea using a bespoke eight metre cable installation reel. JDR will design the power cable and umbilical specifically to fit the vessel, which has size limitations due to the narrowing of the canal.

Rory Graham, Sales Manager at JDR, commented, “We’re delighted to announce a contract win in Azerbaijan as this is our first project win directly with this client. It’s brilliant to be expanding our global footprint and to supply our technology to help achieve the project goals. This contract award is a testament to our flexibility and ability to meet the design requirements of our clients. The transportation limitation is one we have overcome before and, with our technical expertise, we can ensure delivery will be smooth and efficient.”

The cables, junction boxes and SSIV umbilical will be manufactured at JDR’s state-of-the-art facility in Hartlepool. The cores for the power cable will be manufactured at TFKable’s Bydgoszcz plant in Poland. Delivery of the products to the project is scheduled for May 2021.


About JDR Cable Systems

JDR’s world-leading solutions bring power and control to energy systems in the global offshore oil, gas and renewable industries. For more than 25 years, we have built our success on our technical expertise and reliability. Every market we enter, every customer we serve, and every project we deliver benefits from exactly the same dedication to technical quality, service and support.

In designing, manufacturing, delivering, installing, and supporting subsea power cables and umbilical systems, our engineers and manufacturers are committed to providing products and services of the highest quality. We deliver consistently reliable solutions through our specialist engineering and experienced project management teams. Our 24/7 service and support throughout the product lifecycle meets even the most complex and demanding project requirements.

About TFKable Group

TFKable Group is a leading global producer of wires and cables, with major production facilities in Europe and sales offices globally. With their HQ in Poland, TFKable Group employs approximately 4,000 people and consists of several trading companies, with a significant number of production plants around Europe and a Cable Waste Recycling Department in Poland. TFKable Group offers 25,000 types of wires and cables, which are sold in 80 countries. With a consistent growth strategy based on client portfolio diversification, TFKable Group has cemented its position as a world leader in the cable business, with significant further development potential.

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