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Rotterdam, The Netherlands – 31 October 2008 – JDR Marine Cables


JDR to engineer and manufacture Airgun umbilicals and Lead-in cables for ultra-modern 3D seismic fleet. 

JDR, the renowned global provider of custom designed and manufactured marine cables, has been awarded the contract by the Polarcus Group based in Dubai U.A.E. for the supply of Airgun umbilical systems and Lead-in cable systems for their entire fleet of six new build, ultra-modern 3D seismic vessels.

The scope awarded to JDR includes the supply of 35 kilometres of Airgun umbilicals and 65 kilometres of Lead-in cable systems. The cable systems will be supplied from JDR’s new quayside facility located at Krimpen near the port of Rotterdam. The new facility, built in 2008, provides state-of-the-art manufacturing, coupled with industry leading research and design.

“JDR’s partnership with Polarcus further demonstrates our firm commitment to providing the most highly engineered ‘fit for purpose’ cable systems offered in the industry today,” stated Han van Veen, managing director of JDR Marine Cables B.V., ” Polarcus is building the world’s most pioneering and modern 3D seismic fleet and we are pleased JDR was chosen to provide the umbilical and cable expertise for the entire fleet. JDR’s extensive track record and commitment to pushing the boundaries of research and design is a very good fit for this project.”

The six vessel fleet will be completed over the next two years, with the first 12 streamer vessel operational in Q3 2009 and all six vessels operational within 2010.

About JDR

JDR is a leading provider of custom-designed and manufactured marine cables. JDR’s extensive portfolio of product research, design, engineering, manufacturing, and specialised testing and integration extend throughout the seismic and defence markets.  With facilities located worldwide, JDR also provides a range of research, design, engineering, manufacturing, specialised testing and integration services.

About Polarcus

Polarcus is a pure play marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, specializing in high-end towed streamer data acquisition from pole to pole. Polarcus is launching an ultra-modern fleet of initially 6 advanced seismic vessels designed by Norway’s Ulstein Design AS incorporating the innovative ULSTEIN X BOW® hull. The vessels are being built in Dubai, UAE, by Drydocks World – Dubai LLC.