Heerema Marine Contractors has signed a contract with Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine to carry out work at a North Sea wind farm.
The Dutch-headquartered firm will transport and install the high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore converter platform for RWE Renewables’ Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.
The platform will be fabricated at Sembcorp Marine’s yard – offshore installation is scheduled for 2024.
It has previously executed work for the Hollandse Kust and Hornsea 2 offshore wind farms.
RWE Renewables is developing the 1.4 gigawatts (GW) development, which is the largest offshore wind project in the firm’s current development portfolio.
It will be located about 135 miles off the coast of Redcar, Teeside, in the North Sea on the area known as Dogger Bank.
Sofia will provide power for the equivalent of about 1.2 million UK homes when complete.
Sembcorp Marine, in consortium with GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions, has been awarded an EPCI contract for the HVDC electrical system works for the project, which includes an onshore converter station and an offshore converter platform.
Koen van der Perk, Heerema’s wind business unit director, said: “We are proud to be contributing to the Sofia project and are looking forward to working with Sembcorp Marine and the various other stakeholders to make this project a success.
“We would like to thank Sembcorp Marine for their trust in Heerema Marine Contractors to deliver a safe and successful project. Heerema is committed to support the global energy transition, and being part of this exciting project is another step in that journey for us.”