Major deal in India for Hartlepool firm

Carl Pilmer from JDR.

Carl Pilmer from JDR.

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A Hartlepool firm has won a major deal to supply more than 32 miles of cable to India.

JDR has won a deal which has been described as a “major steel tube umbilical contract.”

JDR Cables at Hartlepool.

JDR Cables at Hartlepool.

The contract has been secured with an organisation called Cameron Ltd, on behalf of operator ONGC. It involves work for 11 oil and gas wells which are found at ONGC’s Western Offshore fields in India.

Delighted bosses at the Greenland Road-based firm said it was an indication of JDR’s world renown.

Carl Pilmer, JDR Sales Director Oil and Gas, said: “We are extremely proud to be awarded this complex umbilical work scope, which highlights our world-leading expertise in the supply of specialist umbilicals and cables to the offshore energy industry.”

JDR will provide project management, engineering and manufacture of 11 cables measuring more than 32 miles.

We are extremely proud to be awarded this complex umbilical work scope, which highlights our world-leading expertise in the supply of specialist umbilicals and cables to the offshore energy industry

Carl Pilmer

Chief executive David Currie said: “This contract confirms our position as the partner of choice for advanced and innovative technologies connecting the offshore energy industry. Our expert people and track record of technology leadership and reliability, have been essential to securing this project. We are delighted to be supporting Cameron and ONGC on this major subsea project.”

The cables will be made on JDR’s helical assembly machine in Hartlepool and should be ready to be delivered later this year.

JDR employs more than 200 workers at its Greenland Road site. It supplies cables, umbilicals and services for industries including offshore wind farms.

It is an award-winning firm which won the Global Exports category at the Subsea UK Awards in Aberdeen earlier this month.

JDR is the current holder of the Hartlepool Business of the Year title. It won the crown at last May’s Hartlepool Business Awards where it was also chosen as the winner of the manufacturing category.

Last year, the Hartlepool Mail revealed JDR’s five-year strategy. Chief operating officer Richard Turner said at the time that steady growth was envisaged in 2016 with “growth, development and expansion in 2017 and beyond”.