Elevon opens for wind logistics
By Alex Dahm29 June 2020
New company Elevon formed to focus solely on wind energy industry logistics. It is a venture between Abnormal Load Services (ALS) and NorSea. Both companies already work in the wind industry. ALS is owned by Wallenius Wilhelmsen and Norsea is owned by the Wilhelmsen group.
Explaining the rationale behind the move announced on 22 June, ALS said, “transporting large and delicate structures for wind projects, is a technical exercise demanding focus and dedication. Until now, logistics within the wind industry has not received the attention it deserves, a gap addressed by Elevon. With a strong logistics heritage and resources in place, Elevon’s sole aim is to get more turbines spinning.”
Knut Magne Johannessen, Elevon CEO, said, “Big opportunities need a singular focus. The pure-play strategy allows Elevon to anticipate and respond quicker to client needs, attract industry-specific talent, go ‘all-in’ in tailoring operations for wind project delivery, and make very specific investments to support clients in the wind industry.”
Elevon will combine the strengths of ALS and NorSea for large and complicated project logistics and offshore supply logistics, ALS said. The parent companies can provide extra support from their global networks. Elevon will provide project advisory services, logistics management and solutions, as well as technical services to the wind industry.
“We’re excited to introduce the capabilities of Elevon to the wind industry. The experience and strengths of our owners, ALS and NorSea, paired with the global networks and resources of Wallenius Wilhelmsen and Wilhelmsen, allow us to bring new capabilities and integrated solutions to wind projects – both onshore and offshore,” said Ian LaPointe, Elevon chief commercial officer.
Andrew Civil – ALS head of commercial and Elevon chief operations officer, added, “We are all really enthusiastic about this new opportunity which enables ALS to enhance the current services we offer our clients in onshore and offshore renewables. Contacts within ALS will remain the same for clients for the current time. The only thing that will change are the additional services and expertise we can share as Elevon.”
Elevon can provide its services globally but is targeting key markets in Europe, the USA and Asia.