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  • 4 September 2023
    Cables, Fixed-Bottom, Grid Connection, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore construction has started on RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea off the northeast coast of the UK. The offshore works are kicking off with the laying of the first section of high voltage direct current (HVDC) export cable which will be done by Prysmian’s Leonardo […]

  • 18 December 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Equipment, Supply Chain

    Norway-headquartered Glamox has won a contract from Dutch engineering company, Bakker Sliedrecht, to provide specialist marine LED lighting for the foundation platforms for 100 14 MW wind turbines for the Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK. For the Sofia offshore wind farm, Glamox will provide 800 marine-certified LED luminaires, which will illuminate the platforms […]

  • 18 January 2024
    Equipment, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Supply Chain, Wind Farm Update

    NOTE: The article was amended on 23 January to include the parts of Dogger Bank Wind Farm’s Supporting Statement filed to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) that concern the reasons for the delay of the monopile installation on Dogger Bank B. The installation of foundations on two UK offshore wind projects, the 1.4 GW Sofia […]

  • 15 November 2023
    Business & Finance, Business development, Collaboration, Green Hydrogen, Outlook & Strategy, Power-to-X, Research & Development

    RWE and Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C), a subsidiary of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the field of offshore wind and green hydrogen. The partners said they will work together to jointly develop offshore wind projects in South Korea in line with the country’s […]

  • 5 September 2023
    Business development, Research & Development

    Renewable energy developer Landinfra Energy is exploring the conditions for the development of up to 8 GW of offshore wind in the Swedish economic zone and Swedish territorial waters. The company has selected nine areas along the Swedish coast where the conditions for offshore wind will be investigated. The areas are Falkenberg/Halmstad, Baltic Edge, Öland/Hoburg […]

  • 27 February 2024
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    RWE is establishing a dedicated servicing team for offshore wind farms in the UK and Germany, where the company currently has five operational projects. For this purpose, the developer has signed a three-year agreement with Global Wind Services to provide a team of expert team leads and technicians, and an 18-month contract with Rem Offshore […]

  • 21 September 2023
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero has granted development consent to RWE’s Awel y Môr offshore wind project off the North Wales Coast. The application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited on 20 April 2022 and accepted for examination on […]

  • 5 July 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    A keel laying ceremony was held for Cadeler’s first X-class wind turbine installation vessel at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Qidong, China. The vessel is the first of two that Cadeler has ordered from COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry under a contract signed with the company in June 2021. The vessels will be equipped with […]

  • 14 June 2023
    Business development, Environment, Equipment, Industry, Infrastructure, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Technology, Transition, Wind Farm Update

    German energy company RWE said it will use the ”worldwide-first” recyclable rotor blades at its Thor offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. 40 of the 72 SG 14-236 DD wind turbines will be equipped with recyclable rotor blades manufactured by Siemens Gamesa. Installation at sea is expected in 2026. In addition, RWE is […]

  • 7 June 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Ulstein Design & Solutions has signed a contract with Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard for two methanol-powered ULSTEIN SX216 construction service operating vessel (CSOV) designs. The vessels will be constructed for the Netherlands-based Acta Marine and will be number 3 and 4 with the TWIN X-STERN solution in the Acta Marine fleet. The SX216 vessel series has […]

  • 25 May 2023
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A 3D seismic survey will soon start on the Sofia offshore wind farm array site off the east coast of the UK. The 3D seismic survey will consist of towed survey equipment approximately 100 metres in length within the offshore wind farm array site. The survey operations, conducted by GEOxyz’s MV Geo Ocean 3, are […]

  • 24 May 2023
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Rem Purus has taken delivery of the first of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) from Fincantieri-controlled Norwegian shipbuilder Vard. In 2021, Rem Offshore signed a contract with VARD for the construction and design of two CSOVs, with options for two additional vessels. Based on Vard 4 19 design, the vessels will have a height-adjustable […]

  • 9 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    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 will deliver a turnkey package comprising a range of services, including above-water offshore balance of plant works which includes statutory […]

  • 27 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Infrastructure, Vessels

    German offshore wind developer RWE and maritime support provider Acta Marine have signed a long-term vessel supply agreement which they say will pave the way for the decarbonisation of offshore wind farm operations. According to the companies, the agreement is to build and operate two ‘green’ service operation vessels (SOVs), which will be among the […]

  • 21 December 2022
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has signed up Port of Blyth as an offshore construction base for its 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. Commissioned in December 2000, Blyth was home to the UK’s first offshore wind turbine pilot project, operated at the time by E.ON Climate and Renewables, whose activities have since become part of RWE. Turning full […]

  • 3 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    The UK-based High-Speed Transfers (HST) Marine has signed multiple charter agreements with wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE). HST Marine has secured two charters, for both medium and long-term with SGRE in the North Sea. These will be undertaken by the DAMEN 2710, HST Sofia, and the Chartwell 24-H, HST Frances, with the […]

  • 9 March 2023
    Environment, Equipment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has selected Siemens Gamesa’s RecyclableBlade for 44 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to be installed at the Sofia offshore wind power project off the east coast of the UK. In total, 132 individual recyclable blades will be installed at the 100-turbine offshore wind project. This is the maximum available given the current market […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Prysmian Group has signed a preferred bidder agreement with RWE Renewables for the development of the high voltage submarine and land export cable connection for the Sofia offshore wind project in the UK. Prysmian will be responsible for the design, supply, offshore route preparation, installation, commissioning and protection of the 320 kV HVDC cable system […]

  • 23 April 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    RWE Renewables has launched a GBP 150,000 community grant fund supported by its Sofia offshore wind project in the UK. The fund will be managed and distributed by Tees Valley Community Foundation (TVCF) on behalf of the 1.4 GW wind farm located on Dogger Bank in the North Sea, 195 km off the North East coast. […]

  • 12 February 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    Teesside University and innogy’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm have signed an agreement setting out how they will work together to build local skills and capabilities to equip students for careers in the offshore wind sector. The 1.4 GW Sofia project will be constructed on a 593km2 site 195 kilometres from shore on Dogger Bank in […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Vessels

    The newly built Damen FCS 2710 vessel HST Sofia has departed Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey and is en route to her first project, High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST) said.  The UK-based company did not disclose what project HST Sofia will be working on. HST Sofia, ordered in September 2018, is the second Damen FCS 2710 […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority has granted an electricity generation licence to Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited.

  • 28 October 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    RWE Renewables has awarded RINA with a contract for Cable Verification Services & OCP (Offshore Converter Platform) construction site quality assurance services for the 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK. The offshore wind farm’s 220-kilometre export cable route will house ±320 kV high-voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea export cables, running from the […]

  • 24 March 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has taken the financial investment decision on the 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm project in the UK. The 100 per cent RWE-owned project represents a total investment of approximately GBP 3 billion (EUR 3.48 billion). The company is now poised to forge ahead with the construction of Sofia, with onshore enabling works due […]

  • 16 November 2021
    Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    James Fisher Renewables has completed the first part of a two-phase campaign to investigate unexploded ordnance (UXO) and potential archaeological features at the site of RWE’s Sofia offshore wind project in the UK, ahead of the installation of export cables. During September and October, JF Renewables investigated 35 nearshore targets to assess the need for disposal. […]

  • 29 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The consortium of GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine has been awarded the full contract to supply a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system for RWE’s 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm. Located in the North Sea 195 kilometers off the coast of the North East of England, Sofia will be able […]