Port extends connection to renewables
03 January 2024
A LEADING manufacturer of subsea cables connecting the global offshore energy industry has reaffirmed its commitment to continued growth in Hartlepool by signing long-term contract extensions with PD Ports.
JDR Cables has been a tenant at Port of Hartlepool since 2008, creating a manufacturing facility that was later extended to comprise approximately 300,000 sq ft.
The company has now signed 15-year contract extensions with PD Ports, securing 280 jobs and continuing its position at the heart of Hartlepool’s growing offshore and renewables cluster.
This upgrade significantly enhances production continuous length capabilities by approximately 25%, positioning the facility to manufacture static array cables for fixed foundation wind and dynamic cables for the rapidly growing floating foundations wind applications.
With these investments and long-term agreements, the company is able to grow beyond its current 66kV product range, with plans to incorporate 132kV and 150kV cabling.