Kier has been appointed by General Electric to deliver an onshore converter station in North Yorkshire, for RWE’s £3bn Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, located on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea.
The Sofia wind farm will be connected to the onshore converter, located on a site adjacent to the Wilton Complex near the village of Lazenby.
The project area and compound is 34,000 sq.metre and works will include civil engineering and building construction works for the valve halls, control building and ancillary buildings, including the installation of all associated building services, heating, cooling and building management systems.
Kier’s works start on site in early 2022, with the onshore converter station scheduled to complete mid-2025.
Mark Pengelly, group managing director of Kier Infrastructure, said: “We have an established track record of delivery of civil works for power station and energy from waste plants and Sofia is an exciting project for us to be involved in.
“As we all continue to find ways to be more sustainable, we expect that energy will be a key growth area for Kier over the coming years.”
The new onshore converter is likely to generate enough green electricity to supply around 1.2 million UK homes.
Works are due to start onsite in early 2022, with the onshore converter station due to complete mid-2025.
Image credit: Kier
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