A service and maintenance contract is also included in the conditional order.
At 1.4 GW, Sofia is the largest project in innogy’s current development portfolio. The 593-sq km (229-sq mi) offshore wind park will be roughly the same size as the Isle of Man. The final investment decision is expected to be made in 1Q 2021.
The Sofia wind farm will be 195 km (121 mi) off the northeast coast of the UK, on the shallow area of the central North Sea known as Dogger Bank.
Turbine installation is expected to start in 2024. Each turbine will have a capacity of 14 MW and feature a rotor diameter of 222 m (728 ft) using 108-m (354-ft) long Siemens Gamesa IntegralBlades.
This project takes the total conditional order backlog for the new SG 14-222 DD platform to 4.3 GW, following additional conditional orders in Taiwan and the US.