Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Business • Redcar and Cleveland

RWE are building 1.4GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, of one of the world's largest wind farms

  • CGI wind farm
  • Sofia meets future engineers at Bring it On 2022 (Oct 2022)
  • Vessel Aeolus will install Sofia's 100 monopile foundations (Dec 2020)

RWE Renewables' story

RWE Renewables is one of the world's leading renewable energy companies, with onshore and offshore wind farms, solar photovoltaic plants and battery storage facilities with a combined capacity of approximately nine gigawatts. From 2020 to 2022, RWE Renewables aims to invest five billion euros into renewable energy.

RWE Renewables' Sofia Wind Farm aims to help the UK decarbonise, by producing enough energy from wind to power around 1.2 million UK homes. Once operational, the renewable energy produced will save more than 2.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions per year when compared to fossil fuel use.

Now under construction, the 1.4GW Sofia will be one of the largest wind farms in the world, as well as one of the farthest from shore. The project is situated in the Dogger Bank area of the North Sea, comprising of 100 of the world's most powerful turbines, with electricity transported to a new onshore converter station in Redcar, Teesside.

The project represents an almost £3 billion investment into the UK's electrical infrastructure.

Useful learnings from RWE Renewables

Tees Valley Education (TVE), a Teesside primary school trust has joined forces with Sofia Offshore Wind Farm to launch a series of educational resources to teach students about renewable energy, and to prepare for the North East's predicted growth as one of the UK's leading offshore wind energy hubs.

The five-school multi-academy trust has linked with RWE's Sofia to create and trial a series of offshore wind teaching resources that are now available online for teachers and others with an interest to download and use.

Endorsed by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, who said: "Our children are never too young to learn of the exciting careers they can have right here, and I hope this project and these materials inspire generations to come across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool."

RWE Renewables' metrics

Electricity produced and emissions reduced.

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Positive Impacts

Clean Air

Response to climate crisis





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Clare Ross

Updated Feb, 2024

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