SMC Wins Work on Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has signed a contract to deliver Offshore Resources and Services for RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm during the project’s offshore construction which is scheduled to commence this year.

SMC personnel pictured climbing an offshore wind turbine; Photo courtesy of SMC

SMC will deliver a turnkey package comprising a range of services, including above-water offshore balance of plant works which includes statutory inspection and general maintenance of the transition pieces, marine coordination resourcing, delivery of vessel inspections, project PPE management, specialist offshore construction resourcing, project consultancy support, and all associated project management.

The company undertook similar works on behalf of RWE at the now-operational Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK.

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The 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm will be built 195 kilometres from the UK’s coast on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea and will consist of 100 Siemens Gamesa 14 MW wind turbines.

Once up and running in 2026, the project will become one of the world’s largest single offshore wind farms.


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