Wind energy – converter platform
Iv-Offshore & Energy from the Netherlands has signed a contract with Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard (SMIY) to supply Engineering and Procurement services for the high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore converter platform (OCP) of RWE’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.
Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, located off the northeast coastline of the UK, will have a capacity of 1.4 gigawatts that will power the equivalent of nearly 1.2 million UK homes, making it one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world when completed.
Sembcorp Marine’s scope of work for the contract includes the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of the converter platform, comprising a 10,000 tonne topside and a 7,000 tonne jacket foundation structure piled into the seabed 220 km from the nearest shore and will be the most powerful and most remote OCP ever built.
Iv-Offshore & Energy is SMIY’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 auxiliary equipment.