JDR wins power cables deal from Jan De Nul in Taiwan

JDR Cable Systems, a supplier of subsea power cables to the offshore energy industry, has won a deal from Jan De Nul to supply subsea power cables 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. Taipower in association with a consortium of Jan De Nul is developing the project.

Hitachi is the project’s main contractor.

Jan De Nul will install 21 5.2MW offshore wind turbines during the phase one of the project deployment. The total capacity of the project will be approximately 110MW. The project will be completed in 2020.

Richard Turner, chief executive officer at JDR, said: “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.”

JDR, the TFKable Group company, will manufacture 65km of array and export cable to transmit power from the wind turbines to the shore. The company will manufacture 33kV cables at JDR’s facility in Hartlepool, UK, supported by its group facility in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

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.”