Collett & Sons will acquire Plant Speed’s specialist wind turbine transportation fleet.
Taking the decision to remove itself from the wind energy industry and focus more on haulage operations, Bristol-based Plant Speed’s entire fleet of super wing carriers, extendable heavy-duty trailers and lift adapters have been acquired by Halifax-based Collett.
With multiple wind energy projects scheduled throughout 2022, Collett took the opportunity to expand its equipment fleet, adding Nooteboom super wing carriers, quadruple extendable blade trailers and lift adapters, alongside several specialist adapters including gyrostat tables, loading beds and tower hooks.
Paul Lomas, Plant Speed managing director, said: “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.”
Managing director of Collett & Sons, David Collett, added: “With several projects scheduled, and currently under way, 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.”