Major boost for Littleport firm as it wins off-shore wind farm contract

JDR Cables

JDR Cables - Credit: Archant

Littleport business, JDR has won a contract to supply cables for a major new offshore wind farm in Norfolk.

JDR will produce 95 kilometres of copper core cable and a range of cable accessories for the wind farm, being built at Dudgeon.

The wind farm is located 32 kilometres off the UK coast in North Norfolk at water depths of between 18 and 25 metres.

With the farm will feature 67 turbines and is expected to create enough electricity to power more than 410,000 homes each year.

JDR’s cables will collect and transmit the generated power, prior to its export to mainland UK. Construction is expected to start in 2015.

The Dudgeon cables will be designed by JDR’s in-house engineering team in Littleport and manufactured at its Hartlepool facility.

Andrew Norman, JDR’s chief executive said: “The UK has led the global market for offshore wind developments. JDR has been involved right from the start with our work on the London Array and Greater Gabbard projects. We are now delighted to have been selected as cable partner for Dudgeon.”