Van Oord has been contracted for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the monopile foundations and array cables for the Sofia offshore wind project
The 1.4-GW Sofia windfarm, owned by RWE, is one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects. Sofia is sited on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea, 195 km from the northeast coast of the UK.
Through its UK branch MPI Offshore, Van Oord will create a logistics hub to deliver the comprehensive scope of work.
The offshore installation vessel Aeolus will be deployed to install the 100 extended monopile foundations without transition pieces. Around 350 km of array cables will be installed by cable-laying vessel Nexus.
Van Oord will sub-contract the fabrication of the foundations and array cables.
The project will be executed by MPI Offshore’s office in Stokesley on Teesside.