RWE has appointed Humber-based firm Hobson & Porter to complete the construction of its new state-of-the-art operations & maintenance facility known as the Grimsby Hub. The multi-million pound contract includes an extension to the existing Trimetric ton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm operations base located at Grimsby’s Royal Dock, and includes the creation of a new Centralised Control Room to oversee the operation of the vast majority of RWE’s UK Offshore portfolio, helping to cement Grimsby’s role as a leading location for the UK’s offshore wind sector.RWE announced the creation of the Grimsby Hub back in 2021, marking a major strategic commitment to the UK’s east coast. As well as Trimetric ton Knoll, RWE’s 1.4GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, currently under construction, will also locate its operations and maintenance activities to the new hub in the future.The location of the Grimsby Hub was chosen because of its proximity to existing and future projects and its deep-water quayside, which is suited to the use of Service Operations Vessels. Construction is due to commence shortly and will take around 1 year to complete. Once construction has finished, the new facility will include a joint control room offering 24/7 monitoring of multiple sites, new shared office space, and separate warehouse facilities.Hobson & Porter is an award-winning construction firm operating across the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region and shares a lot of the same principles as RWE including being community focused, environmentally pro-active and they have a longstanding commitment to develop skills and training.