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Kier wins contract on £3bn Dogger Bank wind farm

7 Feb 2022

General Electric has awarded a contract to Kier to deliver the onshore energy converter station in Redcar for RWE’s £3bn Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, which is located on Dogger Bank in the North Sea.

It will feature 100 turbines and an offshore converter station along with an onshore electrical infrastructure. Still under construction it will be connected by hundreds of kilometres of inter-array and export cables.

Once up and running, it will supply enough green energy to power around 1.2M homes for a year. Compared to the equivalent power created by fossil fuels, this will save around 2.5M tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

Kier will begin construction of the onshore converter station in the coming months and is due to complete it by mid-2025.

Kier Infrastructure group managing director Mark Pengelly 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. This project will also bring significant economic benefits to the north east, as we will deliver it collaboratively with our trusted local supply chain partners.

“Throughout the project, we are committed to delivering for our communities in line with our social purpose to tackle inequality by giving individuals and communities the tools and opportunities to create brighter futures. We do this in a number of ways, including school engagements, creating work opportunities and upskilling local people.” 04/02/2022