Hartlepool firm wins £30million wind farm deal

One of the JDR sheds. (IRN
One of the JDR sheds. (IRN

A Hartlepool firm has won a £30million deal to supply dozens of cables for an offshore wind farm.

JDR, based at Greenland Road, will provide the cables for Galloper Wind Farm.

It has been sub-contracted by the project’s array cable installation contractor, VBMS in an overall deal worth around £100m. JDR will produce 56 sub-sea inter-array cables for the Galloper offshore wind farm, off the coast of Suffolk. Progress on the offshore wind farm is ramping up ahead of planned construction later this year.

The cables will be made next year at the Hartlepool plant which has a workforce of more than 180 people.

JDR chief executive David Currie said: “Our experience and expertise in the renewables industry has grown considerably in recent years including the supply of cables for Galloper’s sister wind farm Greater Gabbard.

“Awards such as Galloper form the basis of our continued investment in talent - in both developing our current workforce as well as our ongoing support of the JDR apprenticeship and graduate programmes.”

Galloper offshore wind farm is an extension of the existing and fully operational Greater Gabbard Wind Farm off the coast of Suffolk.

The wind farm represents an expected investment potential of more than £1.3 billion.