Bureau to support Sofia offshore wind farm project

22nd Jun

Bureau Technical Services’ offshore wind offering continues to grow after the firm announced it was working with the Sofia wind farm in the North Sea.

The project, owned by RWE, will comprise 100 turbines, an offshore converter station and hundreds of miles of both inter-array and export cables as well as onshore electrical infrastructure. 

Under a framework agreement, Hessle-based Bureau will provide services to support the project with quality and inspection services activities. 

Its initial involvement will be the export cables package at Prysmian’s Pikkala factory in Finland, where Bureau will be overseeing the manufacture and load-out of the 320kV HVDC offshore export cable.

Tom Greaves, Bureau’s director of operations, said: “The Sofia project marks another milestone in Bureau’s expanding offshore wind offering, becoming our 15th project involvement since 2014. 

“Due to our successful ongoing commitment to the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, we are pleased to be awarded this framework and be part of another RWE project.”

Sofia offshore wind farm is about 125 miles off the north-east coast and, when completed, is expected to generate enough energy to power 1.2 million homes annually.

The 1.4-gigawatt offshore wind project will see an investment of about £3 billion with onshore works now under way and a planned completion due by the end of 2026.

Bureau Technical Services is a world-class provider of inspection services, QA/QC surveillance, project management and resourcing services to the energy industries, including oil and gas, renewables, petrochemicals and nuclear.

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