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Prysmian Group driving forward RWE’s Sofia wind farm development

A North East contractor is helping power the development of a £3 billion North Sea wind farm.

Prysmian Group is laying energy cabling for RWE’s Sofia project.

Set for completion by the end of 2026, the firm says the Dogger Bank-based scheme will provide energy for more than 1.2 million households.

Prysmian Group is fitting two 130-kilometre sections of cabling off the Teesside coast, between Redcar and Marske, which will transfer energy from turbines to a land-based power converter station.

The company – which operates a Washington plant and is working out of Port of Middlesbrough to fulfil its RWE contract – will fit two additional 90-kilometre sections next year.

Sven Utermöhlen, RWE Offshore Wind’s chief executive, said “This is our largest renewable construction project to date and the furthest from shore.

“The project is setting new standards in terms of addressing innovation, sustainability and engineering challenges.

“The laying of the first section of export cable represents the culmination of 13 years of planning, preparation and diligence.”