RWE has selected the Bates Clean Energy Terminal at the port of Blyth as the offshore construction base for the Sofia offshore wind farm.

OCB - Blyth

The port of Blyth, located on the UK’s east coast, will provide RWE with a purpose-built facility to support the construction phase of the wind farm. The newbuild facility will include office space, a designated storage area and a car park suitable for up to 80 cars. The facility will be managed and maintained by the port of Blyth for 3.5 years as part of a comprehensive package developed specifically to meet the project’s requirements.  

The base will have direct access to the port’s wide range of services as well as the redeveloped terminal’s heavy lift quay, which will see regular calls from the designated project vessels following the completion of the base in March 2023. 

The 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind farm is located on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea, 195 km off the northeast coast of the UK. The port of Blyth’s strategic mid North Sea location ensures it is well placed for supporting wind farm developments down the UK’s east coast.

This is the second announcement related to the Sofia project following Van Oord’s selection of the port of Blyth as the location for the storage and mobilisation of inter-array cable for the offshore wind farm.