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JDR wins second offshore wind contract for major project in Taiwan

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JDR Cable Systems , the leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, owned by the TFKable Group, has been selected by Jan De Nul to supply subsea power cables and accessories for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Wind Farm Phase One.


The project is located off the coast of Fangyuan in Changhua County in Central Western Taiwan. It is being developed by Taipower with a consortium of Jan De Nul and Hitachi as the project’s main contractor. Phase One will see the installation and commissioning of 21 5.2MW offshore wind turbines giving a total capacity of approximately 110MW.

Richard Turner, Chief Executive Officer at JDR, says: “We’re thrilled to be selected to participate in a Taiwanese project for the second time. The region itself has exciting prospects with the growth of its offshore market and as Taiwan becomes an increasingly popular choice for investors and developers. We’re delighted to be a part of the local success story and to bring not just our technology, but our experience to the developers and supply-chain in the region.

“And we don’t just provide a product, we provide support and reliable service to our customers globally. So, this project really aligns with our growth strategy and localisation in Taiwan, where our aim is to work alongside local partners to share knowledge, skills and expertise.”

JDR will design and manufacture 65km of array and export cable to transmit power from the wind turbines to the shore. The 33kV cables will be manufactured at JDR’s state-of-the-art facility in Hartlepool, UK, supported by its group facility in Bydgoszcz, Poland, before being shipped to Taiwan for installation by Jan De Nul. The project is targeted for completion in 2020.

Wouter Vermeersch, Manager Offshore Cables at Jan De Nul, says: “We knew JDR could deliver on time and work alongside us as a strong partner with a high reliability record. We both have Taiwanese growth plans so our business goals align well.

About JDR Cable Systems
JDR’s world-leading solutions bring power and control to energy systems in the global offshore oil, gas and renewables industries. For more than 20 years, we have built our success on our technical expertise and reliability. Every market we enter, every customer we serve, and every project we deliver benefits from exactly the same dedication to technical quality, service and support.

In designing, manufacturing, delivering, installing and supporting subsea power cables and umbilical systems, our engineers and manufacturers are committed to providing products and services of the highest quality. We deliver consistently reliable solutions through our specialist engineering and experienced project management teams. Our 24/7 service and support throughout the product lifecycle meets even the most complex and demanding project requirements.

About TFKable Group
TFKable Group is a leading global producer of wires and cables, with a significant number of production plants around Europe and a Cable Waste Recycling Department in Poland and sales offices globally. With their HQ in Poland, TFKable Group employs approximately 4,000 people and consists of several trading companies. TFKable Group offers 25,000 types of wires and cables, which are sold in 80 countries. With a consistent growth strategy based on client portfolio diversification, TFKable Group has cemented its position as a world leader in the cable business, with significant further development potential.