SEMBCORP Marine has clinched a contract worth £600 million (S$1.12 billion) together with GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions from RWE Renewables to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electrical system for UK-based Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.
Spanning an area of 593 square kilometres, the project with a 1.4 gigawatt (GW) capacity will power approximately 1.2 million UK homes with clean and renewable energy. This will make Sofia one of the largest wind farms in the world once the project is completed, Sembmarine said in a press statement today.
Sembmarine’s scope of work in this contract includes design, construction, installation and commissioning of the offshore convertor platform.
Said Samuel Wong, head of Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms: “Sembcorp Marine is excited to work on this mega-project with GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions to support RWE Renewables’ Sofia Offshore Wind Farm project to augment its supply of wind energy in the UK.”
“As we move from early design work to the next phase of this groundbreaking project, we are committed to drive design, engineering and operational excellence and deep value creation for our customer.”