JDR is to supply more than 95km of copper core inter-array cable and accessories for the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the east of England.

Manufacturing of the lines for the contract with cable installer VBMS will take place at the company’s UK bases in Cambridgeshire and Hartlepool.

Two JDR-designed inter-array cables, a 185mm2 copper conductor cable and a 500mm2 copper conductor cable, will be supplied in two continuous lengths. The lines will be XLPE insulated and type tested to IEC 60502-2 and CIGRE standards.

In addition, JDR is supplying pulling grips, hang-offs, connectors, fibre optic patch panels, cable cleats, three-month abandonment kits and subsea repair joints.

JDR chief executive Andrew Norman 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 inter-array cable partner for Dudgeon.”

Business Minister Matthew Hancock added: “I am delighted this contract has been awarded to JDR Cables, one of the UK’s premier offshore wind suppliers, demonstrating their success in a very competitive market.”

Dudgeon, which is being developed by Statoil and Statkraft, is located 32km off the North Norfolk coast in water depths of 18 to 25 metres.  It will feature 67 6MW Siemens turbines and construction is slated to start in 2015.