JDR, a subsea power cables and umbilicals supplier to the global offshore energy industry, plans to open a new European service support center in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Located on the River Tyne, the 4000 square meter facility that houses workshop, warehouse and offices, will act as the central base for JDR’s UK and European service operations.
Housing up to 50 staff, the center will be able to coordinate JDR’s service activities in the Middle East and Asia and will be a base for the sales and marketing teams, JDR informed.
The location was strategically selected for its proximity to projects in the North Sea and Europe, JDR’s Hartlepool facility and the local supply chain.
The facility is expected to provide clients with technical support for onshore and offshore activities associated with deployment, installation and commissioning, maintenance and repair, and decommissioning.
Ivan Coyard, JDR CFO, said: “Through this dedicated facility, we will set a new standard in service support, with project management, procurement and mobilization of equipment and personnel providing a one-stop shop. This will ensure product integrity and ultimately maximize operational uptime for clients.”
The full Newcastle facility is expected to be operational by the third quarter 2017.