Collett expands wind energy fleet with new projects in the pipeline
With multiple wind energy projects scheduled throughout 2022, Halifax-based Collett & Sons pounced on the opportunity to expand its wind turbine equipment. Collett has reached an agreement with Bristol’s Plant Speed to acquire the latter’s wind turbine equipment.
The deal follows Plant Speed’s decision to abandon the wind energy industry altogether and focus on its haulage operations. “This strategic decision for Plant Speed is one which sees our company focus shift from wind turbine delivery projects,” says Paul Lomas, Plant Speed, managing director. “Having worked closely with Collett in the past, the decision to amalgamate our fleet in to theirs was an easy one to make, and whilst we may not be operating in the wind turbine industry going forwards, this is a move which will allow Plant Speed to focus on other specialist haulage operations.”
The acquisition expands Collet’s fleet with the addition of Nooteboom super wing carriers, quadruple extendable blade trailers and lift adapters, alongside several specialist adapters including gyrostat tables, loading beds and tower hooks.
As a well-established operator in the wind energy industry, the addition of this new equipment increases Collett’s carrying capacity and adds to their already diverse fleet, providing a definitive range of specialist equipment with which to undertake wind farm development projects.
Speaking about the expansion of the Collett fleet, managing director, David Collett adds, “with several projects scheduled, and currently underway, this move sees Collett strengthen our market position. Having worked in the renewable energy industry for many years, the acquisition of this new trailer equipment is a decisive move for Collett, and one which significantly increases our wind turbine carrying capabilities.”