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Rolner on giant offshore wind turbines: "This completely changes the market"

Offshore wind turbines are becoming so large that they can no longer be carried on most project cargo ships. "This could end up creating a bottleneck," says Lars Rolner, who, among other roles, owns United Wind Logistics along with Norwegian Fred. Olsen.

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The new generation of offshore wind turbines, currently on order for a series of developments in Europe and the US, have become so large that many specialized ships are too small to efficiently carry them, says Lars Rolner.

Rolner is the owner and CEO of Hamburg-based United Shipping Group, which covers shipping companies United Heavy Lift and United Wind Logistics, the latter operated in a partnership with Norway's Fred. Olsen.

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