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: 16 March 2015 – JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the offshore energy industry, has expanded its footprint by establishing a new service and maintenance facility in Port Harcourt and Lagos, Nigeria in partnership with Royal Niger Emerging Technologies.  In the agreement, which also establishes a long-term trade partnership, the Product and Installation Service division of JDR is providing local content to the West African oil and gas market with Nigeria as its first location for services in the region.

JDR specialises in the design and production of steel and thermoplastic subsea production umbilicals, subsea power cables and Intervention Workover Control Systems (IWOCS) as well as having a team of highly technical on and offshore service support.  JDR offers support for pre-commissioning, inspection, maintenance and repair, both onshore and offshore.

JDR’s presence in West Africa has been steadily successful.  Recently they delivered a hybrid steel umbilical to the ABO 12 field, and have since invested in a technical test and repair container for umbilicals and reeler management.  In addition they have deployed equipment and skilled personnel for on and offshore support services in that region.

Charlie Backhouse, Product and Installation Services Director, commented: “We intend to be the supplier of choice in West Africa for JDR breadth of product and service.  Our relationship with Royal Niger has enabled us to accelerate this strategic vision and we are very proud to be working alongside them.”

Ivan Paoli, Executive Director for Royal Niger was keen to express confidence in JDR’s strategy for the region.  “Royal Niger has faith in JDR’s long-term strategy for West Africa.  The clear winner will always be the client who can assure themselves of fast, quality and effective service even in the most remote fields in the region, with a complement of local and expatriate personnel.”

 *JDR and Royal Niger Emerging Technologies will be co-exhibiting at Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference in Abuja, 16-19 March; Stand B10

About JDR
JDR is a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry. Our products and services enable vital control and power delivery to offshore oil, gas and renewable energy systems.
The world’s major energy companies and subsea service providers depend on high performance subsea control umbilicals and subsea power cables that operate in the world’s harshest offshore environments. JDR invests in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, technology and people to deliver these world-class subsea products.

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