Hartlepool firm lands ‘exciting’ oil industry contract

One of the JDR sheds.
One of the JDR sheds.

Delighted cable company bosses have welcomed a new contract for their Hartlepool plant – and described it as “very exciting”.

JDR, which provides cables for the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by Marathon Oil.

The Hartlepool plant will design and make about seven miles of power and static cables for the West Brae field, which is 140 miles north east of Aberdeen.

The Mail understands the contract will not create new jobs, but is being seen as an important contributor to keeping the factory busy this year.

All of the new project will be carried out at JDR’s Greenland Road site in Hartlepool.

The latest win comes just a month after the Mail told how JDR had a five-year strategy, which included expanding its capacity in Hartlepool.

JDR has taken up the option of a third building at its site on Hartlepool’s dockland.

Chief executive David Currie said: “This is a very exciting win for JDR and we are proud to partner with Marathon Oil on this prestigious contract.”