Wilhelmsen, NorSea and partners launch new dedicated wind logistics company Elevon
Elevon is a new venture between NorSea and Abnormal Load Services (ALS), two companies already well established within the wind industry. They will combine their strengths in providing large and complex project logistics and offshore supply logistics to benefit the wind energy segment. The Wilhelmsen group and Wallenius Wilhelmsen, owners of NorSea and of ALS respectively, will provide additional support through their extensive global networks. Elevon will provide project advisory services, logistics management and solutions, as well as technical services to the wind industry.
“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.” says CEO of Elevon, Knut Magne Johannessen.
In recent years, the wind industry has experienced accelerated growth and rapid improvement and innovation, creating complex challenges but also opportunities for project logistics. In response to this change, the decision was made to establish a dedicated, forward-looking company, focusing only on wind logistics. Elevon was conceived to grow with the developing needs and expectations of the market
“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,” says CCO of Elevon, Ian LaPointe.
Elevon can provide its services globally but is targeting key markets in Europe, US and Asia.
The leadership team for the new venture was selected from ALS and Norsea Group: Knut Magne Johannessen (Norsea) as CEO, Andrew Civil (ALS) as COO, Ian LaPointe (Norsea) as CCO and Wouter Jacquemyn (ALS) as Project Director.