LITTLEPORT, Cambridgeshire — JDR Cable Systems has begun construction for its new subsea cable manufacturing facility in Cambois, near Blyth, Northumberland.
The 69,000-sq-m factory will be operational by 2024. The £130 million (US$150 million) project will deliver vital subsea cable manufacturing technology to the offshore wind market and is providing 171 local jobs for the construction phase of the project. The project is supported by His Majesty’s Government and the Secretary of State as part of the BEIS Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Support Scheme.
When complete, the facility will include a new catenary continuous vulcanization line, making it the only facility in the UK capable of full start-to-finish manufacturing of high-voltage subsea cables for offshore wind farms to support the growing global renewable energy market.