JDR Cables hails commitment to Hartlepool with PD Ports contract extension

Subsea supplier JDR Cables has committed to its Hartlepool base for another 15 years, in a move it says will support the local workforce.
The power cable and umbilicals maker has extended a contract with hosts PD Ports for its 300,000 sqft flagship site, where it employs 280 people. PD Ports said the move – along with investment in recent years – will mean the firm can build on its 66kV product range to offer 132kV and 150kV cabling.
JDR has been at the Port of Hartlepool for past 15 years, during which time it has established itself as key supplier to the offshore ener …