Energy Central Breakfast Briefing

Port of Blyth hosts event to introduce Sofia to the existing port tenants and customers in advance of the project's arrival.

Event to meet the new neighbours

Sofia was invited by Energy Central to take part in a breakfast briefing event hosted at the Port of Blyth to introduce the project to local stakeholders, in particular port tenants and customers working in the offshore wind sector.

Sam Argent, the project's assistant project manager presented an overview of the project and its upcoming activities at the port, which will be the base for Sofia's offshore construction works, to around 45 attendees.

The regular quarterly event gives business based on the river the chance to find out what is happening in the region. The February event had presentations from both RWE's Sofia and Northumberland County Council.

To support Sofia's construction phase, the Port of Blyth will provide a purpose-built facility, which will include office space, a designated storage area and a car park suitable for up to 80 cars. The facility will be managed and maintained by the Port of Blyth for 3.5 years as part of a comprehensive package developed to meet the project’s specific requirements.  

Energy Central is a partnership between Advance Northumberland, Port of Blyth, Northumberland County Council and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.


Header caption from left: Port of Blyth Chief Executive, Martin Lawlor; Sofia Assistant Project Manager, Sam Agent; Port of Blyth Head of Commercial, Alasdair Kerr and Sofia Marine Operations Manager, Lee Cornwell.

February 2023