Hartlepool cable firm celebrates big offshore wind farm contract

Some of JDR's cables.

Some of JDR's cables.

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A Hartlepool based company has been awarded a contract a major European offshore wind contract.

Firm JDR landed the deal with E.ON to supply its subsea cabling technology and services for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm off the south coast.

Upon completion in 2018, the development could provide enough electricity to supply energy to around 300,000 homes.

The contract commenced in May 2015 and is expected to last 17 months, will see JDR design and manufacture cables for the project.

David Currie, CEO of JDR, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded a major European offshore wind contract for the Rampion project.

“We are committed to supporting the growth of the renewable energy industry, and thrilled to be a key supplier for England’s first south coast offshore wind farm.

“Our clients trust us to deliver reliable technology solutions and our subsea power cables operate successfully in some of the world’s harshest offshore environments.”