Making the Vital Connections

Learn how subsea cables are designed, built and tested right here in the North East.



Thursday 2 August

Visitor information


30 minute sessions at 11am, 12 noon and 2pm


Exhibition Hall 3, 1st floor


Free, donations welcome. No booking required, drop in.


How do we design for subsea challenges? 

Siobhan Doole is an experienced Design Engineer at JDR Cables. She'll take you through how underwater cables and umbilicals are designed, built and tested in the UK at JDR before they are transported all over the world linking wind farms, tidal turbines and oil and gas structures.

A mechanical engineering honours graduate, Siobhan has extensive knowledge in product conception, development of design, manufacture and customised testing having worked on over 100 projects for offshore applications.

Recommended for ages 12+