ALS and NorSea create new wind logistics company Elevon
Abnormal Load Services (ALS) and NorSea have joined forces by creating a new logistics company solely focused on the onshore and offshore wind industry. Elevon, as the joint venture is called, has been developed with one objective: “To get more turbines spinning.”
The newly created logistics provider will offer advisory services, logistics management and technical services to the wind industry. With Elevon, ALS and NorSea want to combine their strengths in project logistics and offshore supply logistics. Wallenius Wilhelmsen and the Wilhelmsen group, owners of ALS and NorSea respectively, will provide additional support through their global networks.
“Big opportunities need a singular focus”, says Elevon CEO Knut Magne Johannessen. “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.”
The decision to create Elevon is based on the rapid growth and innovation in the wind industry which, according to ALS and NorSea, creates complex challenges but also opportunities for project logistics. The company will trade globally but focus on the key markets in Europe, the US and Asia.
The leadership team for the new venture was selected from ALS and Norsea Group. Knut Magne Johannessen from NorSea has taken up the position of CEO. Andrew Civil from ALS has been appointed as the company’s COO, Ian LaPointe from NorSea has been named CCO, and Wouter Jacquemyn from ALS is the company’s Projects Director.