Subsea cables and umbilicals supplier JDR is to expand its presence in West Africa after entering a partnership agreement with Proserv Instrumentation Nigeria.

Under the agreement, JDR will establish a service and maintenance base at Proserv’s operations facility in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

From this base, JDR will offer subsea solutions and local content support to the West African market in collaboration with Proserv.

JDR sales director for oil and gas Carl Pilmer said: "This alliance will enable JDR to increase local content support for projects in Nigeria and the wider region.

"We’re proud to work alongside Proserv to better service our clients with integrated solutions and develop the local skills needed to execute projects. 

"Almost every project in the deepwater basins off West Africa includes a JDR-supplied umbilical and this partnership marks the next step in our strategic plan to offer our customers high-quality, reliable products and services on a global scale."

"This alliance will enable JDR to increase local content support for projects in Nigeria and the wider region."

Under the partnership agreement, JDR’s services will include maintenance and offshore installation services, product termination, as well as testing and technical training.

Proserv country manager based in Lagos Olu Phillips said: "Nigeria is a key growth market for Proserv and given the very dynamic opportunities in the region, we are delighted to formalise our working relationship with JDR with the signing of this new strategic alliance. 

"Proserv has worked well with JDR for many years and this partnership will allow us to build on our long and successful track record through the delivery of world class subsea technology solutions and services to our customers in Nigeria, strengthening Proserv’s presence in the country."

JDR has supplied complex intervention, workover control systems (IWOCS) to major projects, including Egina, Kaombo and Moho Nord situated in Nigeria, Angola and Congo respectively. It has also delivered a hybrid steel umbilical to the ABO 12 field in offshore Nigeria.