Iv-Offshore & Energy announced that it has signed the early works contract with Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP) for the engineering of the Sofia high voltage direct current (HVDC) platform (10,000 T).
Sofia Offshore Wind Farm will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world and when operational could provide almost 1.2 million UK homes with their annual electricity needs. Iv-Offshore & Energy is SMOP’s engineering subcontractor for the balance of plant installation in this endeavour and shall provide detailed design for both the topside and jacket and procurement of topside equipment.
Sofia Offshore Wind Farm will consist of 100 wind turbines, with a total installed capacity of 1,400 MW. The offshore converter platform will convert the electricity generated by the turbines from 66 kilovolts (kV) alternating current (AC) up to 320kV direct current (DC) before transmission to shore. In 2018 UK Grid Solutions Ltd and Iv-Offshore & Energy completed a FEED study for the proposed Sofia HVDC platform.