IBS Software Joins Global Wind Energy Council to Accelerate Offshore Wind Supply Chain Performance

Dubai, 10 August 2022: IBS Software, a leading SaaS solutions provider for the travel and logistics industry, has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The move is a significant step in IBS Software’s vision to support the rapid growth of the offshore wind industry by significantly improving its supply chain performance.

Research from GWEC shows that 315 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind capacity will be added by 2031, bringing the total capacity to 370 GW. The volume of annual offshore wind installations is expected to more than double in the same timeframe. As demand for offshore wind surges, new pressure is placed on the supply chain.

One current challenge facing operators is the reliance on multiple logistics service providers and contractors - resulting in a lack of visibility and streamlining across supply chains. With more than 20 years of expertise in transforming the offshore oil and gas logistics industry, IBS Software is positioned to play a key role in accelerating supply chain performance in the offshore wind industry, through its iLogistics SaaS cloud technology platform that allows businesses to optimize complex logistics in the energy industry.

Through iLogistics, offshore wind operators can recognise benefits that optimise the supply chain and support their ongoing growth. By delivering end-to-end supply chain visibility, operators can make data-led decisions to improve the operational safety of personnel transportation and material transportation, reduce Lost Time Incidents (LTI) and optimise logistics and supply chain spend. iLogistics offers a Logistics Control Tower platform leveraging on advanced predictive analytics and AI to support real-time marine coordination, effective decision making and safe logistics operations during construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning phases.

“We recognise that there is an urgent global need for a massive deployment of wind energy to resolve the twin crises of climate change and affordable energy. The supply chain is critical in ensure the offshore wind industry can grow at pace. At IBS Software, we’re committed to supporting operators in streamlining their logistics and allowing them to optimise their supply chains, and partnering with GWEC is an important milestone in recognising our ambition for the industry,” said Remasankar Sivasankaran Nair, Vice President of Energy & Resources Logistics, IBS Software.

Stewart Mullin, GWEC Chief Operating Officer said: “The Global Wind Energy Council is delighted to welcome IBS Software into its membership. They bring expertise in driving technological innovation and enabling greater collaboration across the value chain to the wind industry. For the world to achieve its net zero goals, this decade must be transformative and central to delivering that is building a stable global supply chain.”

For more information on iLogistics, visit https://www.ibsplc.com/product/energy-and-resources-logistics/ilogistics.

About Global Wind Energy Council

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies.