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Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

​Tier 1 Showcase for Suppliers

Episode I: Van Oord

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Sofia Offshore Wind Farm and its Tier 1 Contractors are committed to the development and growth of a competitive UK supply chain. To support this they have launched a series of supply chain webinars to showcase contract opportunities during the construction of this flagship UK development. In 2021 there will be at least four webinars in the series, with a possible fifth to be confirmed.

Dates for 2021 diaries are:

  • July 6 – Van Oord - EPCI contractor for the foundations and array cables
  • July 7 – GE’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine - HVDC transmission system
  • July 8 – Prysmian - HVDC export cables

Date to come:

  • September – Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy – turbine supplier. This event will introduce the packages, with a second event with specific contract opportunities to follow in 2022.

Each webinar is free to attend. Invitations to each event will be sent individually.

Van Oord requirements

Join this webinar to learn more about Van Oord’s contracting opportunities on Sofia. These will include:

Foundations and Array Cables

Timeframe for procurement: 2021-2022

Goods & support services Foundations:

  • Concrete structures (Main Access Platform)
  • Secondary Steel
  • Cathodic protection
  • Barges and tugs
  • Marshalling ports
  • Davit cranes
  • Offshore communication system
  • Structural health monitoring system

Goods and support services Array Cables:

  • Cable Protection Systems
  • Cable Hang-offs
  • Testing & Termination works
  • Transportation and Logistics services for array cables
  • Connectors
  • Fibre Optic patch panels
  • Cable cleats

General Requirements

Timeframe for procurement: Starting 2023 and into 2024

Transport, vessels, lifting & logistics:

  • Mobile cranes, self-propelled modular transport, concrete support blocks.
  • Lifting equipment and tools
  • CTVs and SOV plus sea freight
  • Gas/fuel & offshore temporary power
  • Port agents, wharfage
  • Logistics & parcel services

Site related:

  • Temporary site infrastructure: fencing, lighting, utilities
  • Welfare/storage facilities, security, waste removal
  • Civil works & site machinery
  • Temporary site office / portacabins

Goods and support services:

  • Accommodation - hotels and serviced apartments
  • Office supplies (stationery and IT)
  • PPE
  • Mechanical and electrical consumables
  • Signage / branded merchandise

Event programme

11.00 Welcome from NOF

11.05 Welcome from Sofia (RWE)

11.10 Presentation by Van Oord including details on contracts and timelines

11.40 Q&A Session

12.00 Close

One to one meetings with Van Oord

After the webinar has taken place, one to one meetings will be arranged for potential suppliers, primarily Tier 2 or 3, with Van Oord. Van Oord will select who they would like to meet relevant to their future requirements. If you would like your company to be selected for a one to one meeting, you should ensure that the booking form above includes full details of the goods and services you can supply in line with those listed under ‘Van Oord requirements’ above.

NOF will be in touch if you have been successful in receiving a one to one meeting.

Upcoming Tier 1 webinars

Book an early bird place using these links below:

Episode II: GE’s Grid Solutions & Sembcorp Marine – 7 July 2021 Book here

Episode III: Prysmian - 8 July 2021 Book here

Register on the Sofia supply chain portal

If you are a supplier keen to increase your visibility with Sofia and its contractors, register for the project Sofia Supply Chain Portal HERE

For more on the project visit

Not sure if you are an NOF member? Contact the office on +44 (0) 191 375 1633

Want further information about the benefits of joining the network? Lets talk +44(0) 191 375 1633

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