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INDUSTRY REVIEWONSHORE RENEWABLES


Over the past 12 months Collett has seen a reduction in the transport and shipping market for wind turbine components in the UK and Ireland.


have been forced to be extremely flexible in their service and supply chain in order to navigate in the challenging environment.” At the same time, the industry is


developing and ‘industrialisation’ is the buzzword, Thomsen said.


Standardisation “This calls for some kind of standardisation; however, the flipside is that a high amount of flexibility is required at the same time. Therefore, the balance is to find the right combination of standard and specialised solutions that allow for being creative and innovative whenever required for a project – thinking out of the box.” Over recent years, transportation


companies report that the biggest influence on the inland wind energy market has been government policy. The logistics firms say they have


experienced the rapid growth and, subsequently, the just-as-rapid decline in wind farm traffic as policies change. “Our main market for renewable energy


is the UK and Ireland,” said David Collett, managing director of Collett & Sons, based in the north of England. “Over the past 12 months we have seen a huge reduction in the transport and shipping market for wind turbine components for this region. That is due to


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the large reduction in the permitting and construction of wind farm projects.” Since the UK government’s withdrawal


from the subsidy schemes such as the Renewable Obligation Certificates and Contracts for Difference during 2016, Collett said his firm has seen “a deterioration of consented [onshore wind energy] projects coming through the system to the construction phase”. Collett & Sons provides transport, shipping, handling and consulting services for the wind energy industry. For the UK, the government’s Energy


White Paper in 2007 and subsequently the Low-Carbon Transition Plan of 2009 opened the door to an improved flow of onshore wind farm projects. But since the Department for Energy and Climate


In general, we see a lot of consolidation within manufacturing and among the larger developers. Hence the client base for main components is decreasing at the same time as volumes are increasing. – Kasper Heiselberg, DSV Air & Sea


Change (DECC) was disbanded in 2016, any form of subsidy for onshore wind energy was withdrawn. “We have been transporting wind turbine


components for over 20 years now and have seen the generic growth of the components’ size,” said Collett. “To handle this growth of component size, we have invested heavily in the new trailer technology that has been developed specifically for it.” Kasper Heiselberg, general manager of


projects, and head of wind vertical and marine chartering at DSV Air & Sea, said: “Business and volumes have been good within the sector, especially within wind and solar. “The business has been spread in all


regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas being the drivers. At the same time, there are new countries investing in wind energy.”


Subsidy free Part of the variation is that every year there are changes in the way governments regulate and subsidise renewable energy, but that may not be the case for much longer. “Being a logistics company there is a lag,” Heiselberg explained. “We are mostly only involved when the project is firm, so we have a good view on our pipeline. Currently we see that projects are getting closer to being free of subsidies and competitive


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