Sofia Offshore Wind Farm is one of the four Dogger Bank projects that were awarded consent in 2015. Formerly known as Dogger Bank Teesside B, the project was taken over 100% by innogy in August 2017 and subsequently renamed Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.
Recently appointed Project Director David Few will be responsible for leading the project through the upcoming Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, which the government has announced will take place around May next year, and then on to associated financial decisions.
“In the coming months we are committed to delivering a winning bid for Sofia in the auction and progressing the project through the latter stages of development and design, working closely with Tees Valley Combined Authority, industry bodies including NEPIC, suppliers and stakeholders, to maximise the benefits for the region” he said.
To support this, innogy has launched a Sofia Offshore Wind Farm registration portal for companies interested in supply chain opportunities. Registering with the portal is the most effective way of ensuring a company’s services will be considered for any suitable procurement opportunities. See link.
David Few said of the registration portal: “This will enable us, and potentially our Tier 1 contractors once they are appointed, to contact companies that may have the right skills and experience required to support the project at the right time”.
Whilst contracts are likely to be awarded throughout the development, construction and operational phases of the project, the majority of key contracts will be effected following the final investment decision, which is anticipated for 2020 assuming a successful outcome in next year’s CfD auction.
By Innogy Renewables UK Ltd