More success for cable firm

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A CABLE firm has announced yet another piece of good news after completing a major project in Australia.

Hartlepool-based JDR, which makes underwater cables for offshore wind farms, has completed a complex project for the Australian oil and gas operator Santos.

JDR had to design, make and supply production cables and umbilical lines for the scheme to improve oil recovery at the Fletcher Finucane Project, off Western Australia.

The deal is the latest success for JDR and comes after significant new business wins for the group, which included the awarding of contracts from Swiber Offshore Construction, Otto Energy and Premier Oil in recent months.

And earlier this week, we told how JDR had won a deal to provide more than six miles of cables for a shallow water project in Nigeria.

The deal involves the design and manufacture of two subsea power cables for Total Ofon Phase 2 project.

Now comes the news of JDR’s successful work in Australia where it supplied more than 30 miles of cables and other lines - all designed by JDR’s in-house engineering team and made at JDR’s state-of-the art facility in Greenland Road, Hartlepool.

Sales director Gavin Rippe said: “JDR’s performance on this complex project scope validates Santos’ trust in us as a key provider of this critical equipment.

“We are delighted that Santos chose to work with JDR and look forward to our continued work as the project rolls out and we provide ongoing support through our excellent aftermarket services.”

Meanwhile, the company had another reason to celebrate.

JDR has won the Subsea UK Global Exports Award and the firm’s chief executive Andrew Norman picked up the honour at the awards dinner in Aberdeen.

He said: “We were shortlisted alongside very capable competition in Duco and receiving this award is a significant achievement for JDR.”