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Ørsted drives efficiencies with switch to Fleet Alliance

Renewable energy company Ørsted UK has signed up Fleet Alliance to manage its mixed fleet of cars and vans, plus its grey fleet vehicles, on a fully outsourced basis.

Ørsted has 11 operational offshore wind farms in the UK, with a further two projects currently under construction

The contract follows a fleet review and tender process with three suppliers – including its incumbent provider – that saw Fleet Alliance come out head and shoulders above the rest.

Ørsted took the decision to switch providers because it wanted greater administrative support with the operation of its fleet and wished to achieve several fleet efficiencies across its UK fleet operation.

Fleet Alliance will now take over all fleet administration including Motor Insurance Database (MID) and fines management, all servicing, maintenance and daily rental management and scheduling, and duty of care management including driver licence checking and vehicle inspection reporting.

In addition, Fleet Alliance is introducing a competitive tendering strategy for all new vehicles to be added to the Ørsted fleet, and has also implemented its cloud-based fleet management and reporting suite, e-Fleet, which contains full details of all vehicles on the fleet, including the grey fleet vehicles and will be used to provide bespoke Management Information reports, covering key areas such as vehicle condition, mileage management, P46, P11D and MID reporting.

At the same time, Fleet Alliance is introducing its e-Fleet Mobile web-based app for all Ørsted drivers to allow them to access key support services and electronically complete vehicle inspection reports. Harry McAlister, assistant sourcing specialist, procurement at Ørsted UK, said: “Fleet Alliance were the stand-out candidate from our tender process and we look forward to working closely with them going forward to improve the operation of our fleet here in the UK.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.