London calling for Hartlepool cable company

CONFERENCE DATE: Work under way at the JDR Cables plant in Greenland Road, Hartlepool.
CONFERENCE DATE: Work under way at the JDR Cables plant in Greenland Road, Hartlepool.

A CABLE company with a Hartlepool base has been invited to speak at a major industry conference.

JDR Cables, which has a plant in Greenland Road in Hartlepool, provides cables for two flourishing markets - the oil and gas industry and the wind energy sector.

One of its bosses is sharing their experience in oil and gas power cable technology development when he speaks at the 2014 Power Cables for Offshore Oil & Gas conference which is under way in London.

The talk is being given by Peter Worrall, who is JDR’s product director for subsea cables. He will include discussions on JDR’s latest work in medium and high voltage cables.

The Power Cables for Offshore Oil & Gas Conference, which is being held in Kensington, is dedicated to the rapidly expanding area of subsea cables for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Peter first joined JDR in 2008 as the technical director for subsea power cables. He then spent a very successful four years leading the JDR engineering team in developing innovative subsea cable and umbilical products.

He left to join an engineering team for two years, and returned to JDR this year with a new title of product director. Bosses say he has been instrumental in the design and implementation of many of JDR’s technical advancements.

JDR’s subsea power cables for oil and gas cover great distances and are designed to operate in “dynamic” subsea environments for years.

And by using its state-of-the-art design engineering and manufacturing capabilities, the firm is developing custom engineered systems at ever-increasing water depths and distances.

JDR has markets in Brazil, West Africa and a big option for North Sea trade. Its focus is on the niche umbilical trade and the Brazil trade is now coming to the Hartlepool plant.