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: JDR, a leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the global offshore energy industry, is celebrating today after winning the Global Exports and Young Emerging Talent categories at the Subsea UK Awards.


The awards ceremony – hailed as the most prestigious in the subsea sector – took place at the AECC in Aberdeen last night. Attended by over 600 industry professionals, the highly-coveted awards highlight the achievements of individuals and companies throughout the subsea industry, and bring together peers in mutual celebration of the UK’s leading position on the global stage


JDR took home the Global Exports Award for its successful global exports strategy and its adaptability to foreign markets, and the Young Emerging Talent Award, which recognises an individual under the age of 35 who has significantly contributed to the development of the subsea sector. Robert Weeks, lead engineer at JDR, was presented with the award for his contribution to the development of subsea umbilical design calculation tools.


Weeks says: “It’s an absolute privilege to be recognised by my peers in the industry. At JDR, I have the fortune of working alongside a number of very talented individuals who, in sharing their experience, have enabled me to develop my own skills and expertise, and make a real contribution to the industry.”


David Currie, CEO at JDR, adds: “These awards are a fantastic recognition for the whole JDR team. Over the past year, we have continued to secure and deliver a large number of overseas projects, which we can only achieve with the hard work and dedication of our employees. Special thanks also go to Robert and all of our young engineers who continue to help JDR position for future growth.”


JDR recently announced its contract with Marathon Oil for the design and manufacture of power and static subsea umbilicals with accompanying hardware for the West Brae field. The company is exhibiting at Subsea Expo 2016 on stand 81 in Aberdeen this week.