RENEWABLE ENERGY LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT SPECIALISTS
Renewable energy cargo can be bulky and in the majority of cases requires door-to-door transportation of a large number of containers from one continent to another or urgent air freight delivery. On average, such projects take a year and a half to come to fruition due to the socioeconomic, environmental and governmental factors involved.
90% of shipments are DAP and require door-to-door service with efficient handling at all stages of the project, from collection at the factory, through to warehousing and ultimately, delivery at the farm or power station, taking into account the most appropriate methods of transport at all times. This means that most cases require specialist project cargo handling.
We have expert staff dedicated to handling these types of projects, in addition to our Project Cargo division, which specialises in the transport of industrial projects involving oversized and heavy cargo.
LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY
Shipping is the main method of transport used when a renewable energy plant needs to be set up and maintained due to the large amount of equipment involved, its size and the distances covered.
Urgent shipments to send replacement components and maintain the plants. Air freight is the fastest way to cover long distances between suppliers and the site or plant.
If your materials come from different suppliers, multi-supplier consolidation is the best logistics solution for the renewable energy industry. We group the goods from your various suppliers together so that containers are transported carrying only your cargo. This leads to significant savings of time and money given that once the containers have arrived in port they are transferred directly to your warehouse, thus reducing destination handling costs.
We offer advice on documentation, customs processes and procedures as well as on any potential tax and customs advantages available.
For example, the owner of a renewable energy plant could be entitled to preferential customs tariffs set out by the country of destination under a special customs scheme for imports of material as capital goods or fixed assets.
SOME EXAMPLES OF OUR PROJECTS
- ROUTE STUDY IN YUCATANWe took on the task of implementing a route engineering service to determine the transportation strategy of numerous components. For this, it was necessary to configure special equipment and appearing permits before various instances, as well as the containment of local traffic.
- TRANSFORMER SHIPPING FROM CHINAA Spanish EPC relied on our solutions to complete the door-to-door movement of a transformer and its installation accessories from Shanghai, China to Veracruz, Mexico; where our experts took care of the discharge and placement of the transformer in its base, using the hydraulic drag system known as Jack & Slide.
- SOLAR FARM IN COAHUILA (580MW)A project for a Spanish EPC firm in which we carried out a door-to-door service from Spain to Mexico, including customs clearance in both countries, to transport a total of 800 TEUs of cable, corrugated tubes and fencing for a solar farm, which will be the biggest in Latin America.
THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY
Mexico has abundant resources for the generation of electricity from renewable sources, which is why it now occupies the fourth place as a world producer of electricity from geothermal energy and has become a promoter of foreign investment, as it is among the three most attractive countries in the world to finance photovoltaic energy projects.
In total, the country currently has 230 plants in operation and construction for the generation of electricity through the support of countries such as Spain, the United States and Germany with 22, 8 and 5 projects respectively.
In this same year, the installed capacity with renewable energies worldwide was 503.8 GW, with the Asia and Europe regions having the highest participation with 39.7% and 25.1% of the world total. While the region with the lowest participation is Central America and the Caribbean with 0.6%.
However, it is in Latin America and the Caribbean where is the most dynamic renewable energy market in the world, since at the end of 2015, the generation capacity for renewable energies was 212.4 GW, of which it stands out: hydroelectric energy by concentrating 61.5% of the total world capacity, followed by wind energy with 21.2%, solar energy with 11.4%, 5.2% bioenergy and the remaining 0.7% is attributed to technologies with geothermal and marine energy. While hydraulic energy represented the largest share of the regional total with an installed capacity of 172 GW from large plants bigger than 10 MW.
It should be noted that Latin America is today the main investor of renewable energy facilities and its construction forecasts in a period of five years are 10GW in Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, which means that we can expect projects of 100MW on average. Also, there is another large number very difficult to quantify of small projects from 2-3MW.
As an efficient logistic operator of renewable energies, we have our own offices in 4 continents, as well as an extensive network of agents; allowing us to offer excellent treatment and tracking from origin to destination, through our specialized staff.
TYPES OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Renewable energies, also known as “clean energies”, are inexhaustible and increasingly competitive sources of energy that differ from fossil fuels because of their diversity, abundance and potential for use anywhere in the world. However, its distinctive feature is that they do not produce greenhouse gases -causing climate change- nor polluting emissions that could be dangerous for the planet.