Atlantis teams up with JDR
Five-year deal includes possible R&D facility in Scotland
Tidal power developer Atlantis has agreed a five-year collaboration agreement with JDR Cable Systems, effective from 31 December.
The two companies will look to develop solutions for storage, installation, monitoring, connection, termination and testing of offshore subsea cables, as well as advancing the engineering design of the cables.
They will also agree targets for health, safety, and environmental and quality performance.
Atlantis and JDR will also explore opportunities to establish a subsea cable R&D facility in Scotland, to service and advance the Atlantis portfolio of tidal power projects in the country.
Atlantis chief executive officer Tim Cornelius said: “Building on a strong partnership forged during the construction phase of Phase 1A, this agreement will have a positive impact on all of our future project developments, the first of these being the 6MW Phase 1B of MeyGen which we are aspirant of commencing construction in 2016.
“JDR supplied the subsea cables for MeyGen Phase 1A, which remains on track to execute its final offshore installation and commissioning program in 2016.
“By working with JDR we hope to benefit from optimum cable design, ensuring that the cable supply chain is established and achieving a reduction in costs for the entire tidal industry.”
JDR CEO David Currie said: “I am excited to support the collaboration of the JDR and Atlantis teams in our endeavours to focus on cost reduction and reliability of cable development for this important sector of offshore energy.”
Image: MeyGen cable reel loading in Hartlepool (Atlantis Resources)