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ALS and Norsea set up wind logistics specialist

[ June 22, 2020   //   ]

Hull-based heavylift transport operator Abnormal Load Services and sister company within the Wilhelmsen Group, Norsea are launching a new logistics company, Elevon, focusing solely on the wind industry. It will provide project advisory services, logistics management and solutions, as well as technical services.

ALS says that while transporting large and delicate structures for wind projects demands focus, dedication and a high level of expertise, until now, logistics in the sector has not received the attention.

Knut Magne Johannessen (Norsea) has been appointed chief executive of the new joint venture,  Andrew Civil (ALS, UK) as chief operating officer, Ian LaPointe (Norsea) as chief commercial officer and Wouter Jacquemyn (ALS, Belgium) as projects director.

Elevon chief executive Knut Magne Johannessen said: “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.”

Parent company Wilhelmsen group will provide additional support through global networks. “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,” added Elevon chief commercial officer, Ian LaPointe.

Contacts within ALS will remain the same for clients for the current time but the company will offer additional services and expertise from its new partner.