WHAT'S HAPPENING ON SITE
Work is now underway to prepare for the start of construction of the onshore electrical infrastructure for Sofia. Known as the enabling works - civil engineering contractor Jones Bros moved onto the site in June 2021. The Jones Bros. works will include providing a level load-bearing stone platform for both the Sofia and neighbouring Dogger Bank C converter stations; two new accesses to the site with associated bellmouths; welfare and laydown areas; drainage system, and associated utilities.
In late Summer work will begin on constructing the mounds that separate the converter stations’ site from Lazenby Village. The mound works are due to take around four months and while there will be some noise and disruption, the new mounds will provide local residents with an improved barrier to the construction activity that will continue until 2024 and, in the longer term, will visually screen the two new converter stations and the Wilton International site. Once reshaped, the mounds and surrounding area will be landscaped, which may include planting vegetation such as trees, shrubs and grasses.