JDR lands US offshore bounty
US Wind names preferred supplier for Maryland offshore project
US Wind has selected JDR Cable Systems as preferred supplier for the 750MW Maryland offshore wind project.
State regulators are reviewing the developer’s application for offshore renewable energy credits for a 250MW first phase. Also in the running is the 120MW Skipjack project by Deepwater Wind.
JDR's scope of work for US Wind would include project management, engineering and manufacture of 122 miles of inter-array cable, 112 miles of export cable and cable accessories.
US Wind president Riccardo Toto said: "We're interested in putting together a whole new offshore wind industry right here, in Maryland, and bringing JDR here is a big piece of that puzzle."
UK-headquartered JDR would also provide cable installation and testing.
Cable manufacture is expected to start in 2018 with delivery and installation in 2019 and 2020. Engineering work is scheduled to begin later this year.
The Maryland Public Service Commission is expected to award OREC funding by May.
Image: UK company to supply and install subsea cables (JDR)