Transport refrigeration, freezing, and power generation specialist Klinge has announced that they have won a firm and fixed price contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets materielverk) to deliver the next generation of refrigerated ISO container systems.

The refrigerated containers will be used by the Swedish Armed Forces to safely store and transport food during military operations.

With potential value of over $13m, the multi-year contract calls for the delivery of refrigerated containers based on a standard 20ft ISO container with a hook frame for HEMTT or PLS lift trucks.

The container system will be equipped with integrated hydraulic rollers allowing easy loading / unloading and a manually operated hydraulic pump. The pump will enable the rollers to be lowered when loading or unloading and raised when the container is stationary.

The refrigerated containers will function as a freezer or refrigerator and will maintain cargo between -20ºC (-4ºF) to 20ºC (68ºF). The refrigerated containers will contain a self-powered generator set to ensure complete and independent protection of the cargo.

As required under the contract, the refrigerated containers will be designed to comply with US military and European standards on strict climatic environment and transportation requirements.

Klinge president, Henrik Klinge, said: "This award to deliver the next generation of refrigerated containers to the Swedish Defence Force is a testament to the longstanding tradition of quality engineering and research that has made us a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialised transport refrigeration equipment."