Webinar introduces Sofia to the supply chain

More than 500 attendees logged in to hear an overview of what is to come on Sofia in terms of contracting opportunities during construction and the results of a supplier survey.

500 dial in for Sofia supply chain webinar

Sofia kicked off its 2021 series of supply chain activities with a 'teaser' event to give suppliers a chance to have an overview of the project's contracting opportunities and see the results of a supply chain survey the was run earlier in the year.

Hosted and coordinated by NOF/Energi Coast, the webinar was an 'Introduction to Sofia' for those in the supply chain interested to know about future contracting opportunities. It also laid out the Sofia team's plans for ongoing engagement and how the results of the supply chain survey would be incorporated into future activity

The event included presentations from Sofia's Project Director Matthew Swanwick and both outgoing and incoming Supply Chain Plan Managers Helen Thomas and Graham Wright respectively, as well as a comprehensive Question and Answer session.

Attendees head an overview of the different component contractors - Siemens Gamesa, GE's Grid Solutions, Sembcorp Marine, Prysmian and Van Oord - and a high level timeline of their procurement requirements during construction.

They also had a high level summary of the results of the supply chain survey that was run earlier in 2021 to find out what developers and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers can be doing to better engage with suppliers in the UK, and how they can be more transparent with the opportunities that are available.

The event was a preview to Sofia's series of meet the buyer events, being held in the summer.

The event was recorded by NOF/Energi Coast and can be viewed on repeat via this link: Sofia Webinar April 2021.