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JDR wins deal for offshore wind farm

August 2015

JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the offshore energy industry, has been awarded a subcontract by Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC) to supply submarine composite power cables and related accessories as well as termination and testing services for the Veja Mate offshore wind farm. 

The project has been developed with the support of K2 Management as technical, Green Giraffe as financial and CMS Hasche Sigle as the legal advisor on behalf of the owner consortium consisting out of Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Siemens Financial Services and Copenhagen Infrastructure II, a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

The Veja Mate offshore wind farm is located 115 km off the German coast, within the German Bight sector of the North Sea. The 67 x 6 MW Siemens supplied wind turbine generators will be inter-connected by an inner array grid of JDR-designed and manufactured 33 kV medium voltage alternating current submarine composite cables with a total length of up to 97 km. JDR will also deliver hang-offs, connectors and a range of other cable accessories. Additionally, JDR will be providing topside termination and testing services through their Global Services division. The full scope of the award will be manufactured and deployed from JDR’s Hartlepool facility.

David Currie, CEO, JDR, said: “This is an exciting win for JDR. We are proud to be working with Siem Offshore Contractors on this prestigious project and are delighted to continue our relationship within the German wind-farm industry.”

Lars Muck, managing director, SOC, described the offshore wind farm project as technically challenging and said JDR’s clear commitment towards “zero cable failures” and the assurance to support the SOC project team had played an important role in favour of JDR.”

JDR is a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry. Its products and services enable vital control and power delivery to offshore oil, gas and renewable energy systems.

The world’s major energy companies and subsea service providers depend on high-performance subsea control umbilicals and subsea power cables that operate in the world’s harshest offshore environments. JDR invests in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, technology and people to deliver these world-class subsea products.

“We have a proven track record of delivering client expectations and are totally committed to lifecycle customer service. We achieve this through our specialist engineering teams, experienced project management, integrated safety systems and a global service network that ensures 24/7 aftermarket support,” a JDR statement said.




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