Collett & Sons purchases Plant Speed’s fleet of wind turbine equipment

Will Shiers
February 3, 2022

Halifax-based Collett & Sons has acquired Plant Speed’s entire fleet of specialist wind turbine equipment, as the Bristol-based company shifts its focus from the wind energy industry to its haulage operations.

The deal includes the purchase of its entire fleet of Nooteboom super wing carriers, quadruple extendable trailers, lift adapters, several specialist adapters including gyrostat tables, loading beds and tower hooks.

“With several projects scheduled, and currently underway, this move sees Collett strengthen our market position,” said Collett & Sons’ MD David Collett, who confirmed that the company has multiple wind energy projects scheduled throughout 2022. “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.”

Plant Speed MD Paul Lomas added: “This strategic decision for Plant Speed is one which sees our company focus shift from wind turbine delivery projects. Having worked closely with Collett in the past, the decision to amalgamate our fleet into 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.”

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Will Shiers

Will has been the editor of Commercial Motor magazine since 2011 and is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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