Sofia News

Fincantieri Lands $250M Order from Prysmian for New Cable-Laying Vessel

Dec 21, 2023

Vard, a Norwegian subsidiary of the Fincantieri Group, has signed a contract for the design and construction of a cable-laying vessel for Prysmian Group valued at $250 million.This is the third cable-laying vessel Vard is building for Prysmian Group after vessels Monna Lisa…

Prysmian's Leonardo da Vinci Vessel Begins Laying Cable for RWE's Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 04, 2023

Offshore construction has officially started at RWE’s 1.4 gigawatts (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm to install essential subsea cable infrastructure from the UK’s northeast coast to the wind farm site on Dogger Bank, in the central North Sea.Cable…

Europe's Offshore Wind Power Goal Hits New Snag: Security

Oct 26, 2023

As Europe turns to renewable sources to diversify energy supplies away from Russian oil and gas, a peaceful marine scene conceals a billion-dollar security headache.Rising above the Baltic Sea less than 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of Denmark…

Specialist Marine Consultants Nets Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Work

May 02, 2023

Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has won a with RWE to deliver Offshore Resources and Services for the duration of the Sofia offshore wind farm's offshore construction, starting in 2023.The work scope includes a range of services, including…

Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Farm to Sport Recyclable Blades, Low-CO2 Steel Towers

Jun 14, 2023

German renewable energy company RWE said Wednesday that 40 of the 72 offshore wind turbines at what will be Denmark's largest offshore wind farm Thor will be equipped with recyclable rotor blades.The 40 SG 14-236 DD wind turbines will be equipped…

Ulstein to Design Two More Offshore Wind Vessels for Acta Marine

Jun 07, 2023

Ulstein Design & Solutions has signed a contract with Turkey's Tersan Shipyard for two methanol-fuelled ULSTEIN SX216 Construction Service Operating Vessel (CSOV) designs. The vessels will be constructed for the Dutch company Acta Marine and…

RWE Selects Siemens Gamesa's Recyclable Blades for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 09, 2023

German renewable energy company RWE has selected Siemens Gamesa's offshore wind turbines with recyclable blades for its Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK.Siemens Gamesa said it would supply 44 SG 14-222 DD (14MW) wind turbines with 132 recyclable blades…

RWE, Acta Marine Partner to Build 'Green' Vessels for Offshore Wind Operations

Apr 27, 2023

Offshore wind developer RWE has entered a long-term vessel supply agreement with offshore vessel owner Acta Marine that it says paves the way for the decarbonization of offshore wind farm operations.The agreement is to build and operate two ‘green’ service operation vessels…

RWE's Kaskasi Offshore Wind Farm Starts Regular Operation

Mar 23, 2023

German offshore wind developer RWE said Thursday that its offshore wind farm Kaskasi, located around 35 kilometers north of the island of Heligoland, Germany, had officially started regular operation.With an installed capacity of 342 megawatts (MW)…

Hobson & Porter to Extend RWE's Grimsby Hub Offshore Wind Base

Mar 03, 2023

German renewable energy firm RWE has appointed Humber-based firm Hobson & Porter to complete the construction of its new offshore wind operations and maintenance facility known as the Grimsby Hub. The contract includes an extension to the existing…

EEW SPC to Build Monopiles for 1.4GW UK Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 26, 2023

Germany's EEW Special Pipe Constructions ( EEW SPC) has signed a contract with offshore installation firm Van Oord to manufacture 100 monopile foundations for RWE’s Sofia offshore wind farm, to be located in the UK North Sea.The Sofia Offshore…

RWE Selects Offshore Construction Base for Giant Offshore Wind Project in the UK

Dec 21, 2022

German renewable energy firm RWE has selected Port of Blyth as offshore construction base for its 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects.'Commissioned in December 2000, Blyth was home to the UK’s first offshore wind turbine pilot project…

20 New Jobs: Peterson Wins Sofia, Dogger Bank C Offshore Wind Farm Work

Nov 09, 2022

Peterson, a provider of logistics services for the energy industry, has won a contract to provide facilities management for shared access to the onshore converter stations for two large offshore wind farms, Dogger Bank C and Sofia, in the UK…

Senegal Sangomar Offshore Oil Project 60% Complete

Sep 01, 2022

Senegal's Sangomar oil project is 60 percent complete, and a first barrel is expected in the second half of 2023, Woodside Executive Vice-President for International Operations Shiva McMahon said at a conference in Senegal on Thursday. Australia's…

Phase 2 of Senegal LNG Project Needs $5B - President

Sep 01, 2022

The second phase of Senegal's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas project will need investments worth around $5 billion and could start in 2024 or 2025, Senegal's President Macky Sall said on Thursday.BP and U.S.-listed Kosmos Energy KOS.N are leading the development of GTA and Yakaar-Teranga…

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