JDR to supply cables for US offshore wind farm project

JDR will soon be taken over by TFKable
JDR's operations in Hartlepool.

Subsea cable firm JDR will set up a base in Maryland to support an offshore wind project off the US east coast.

JDR, which has a facility in Aberdeen, said it would supply and install cables for the $275million Maryland Development project for US Wind Inc.

A final investment decision on the 187 turbine project is expected next year.

JDR will establish a storage and mobilisation facility in Maryland and will open a project management and engineering office.

JDR chief executive David Currie said: “The USA is a growing market opportunity and of strategic importance for the offshore renewable industry.

“This contract award demonstrates customer confidence in JDR as the leading cable partner of choice.

“We are extremely proud to be selected by US Wind Inc. for the full cable package. Our offering will play an important role in ensuring its success.”

Paul Rich, director of project development for US Wind Inc, said: “We are proud to be a local, Maryland-based company bringing a new industry to the state along with thousands of manufacturing jobs for generations, as we establish the hub for offshore wind manufacturing for the entire east coast of the US.”