THIELMANN WEW Container Systems GmbH Deployable Modular Military Fuel and Water Systems

THIELMANN WEW is a world leader in containerised fuel and water systems for the military and civil defence markets.

Ranging in size from 200L to 50,000L, THIELMANN WEW pressure vessels are approved to transport and store fuel and water across air, land and sea logistics chains worldwide.

THIELMANN WEW’s ISO-based solutions are compatible with US and European palletised load-handling systems and can be transported on 6×6, 8×8, 10×10 logistics vehicles. Low-profile solutions for 4×4 vehicles are also available.

The THIELMANN WEW advantage lies in the company’s engineering excellence. All our container systems are built to meet specific customer requirements, and can be 100% tailored to meet operational envelopes. In addition to building tanks to the highest standards, THIELMANN WEW specialises in complex pumping and preservation for water supply and refuelling of land and rotary / fixed-wing assets.

THIELMANN WEW supports these systems through their entire lifecycle (25 years or more), supporting, repairing and maintaining equipment as needed.

Modular fuel systems

THIELMANN WEW’s fuel storage and dispensing systems are available in payloads ranging from 2,000L to 45,000L for transport on low profile 4×4 vehicles up to large 10×10 logistics trucks.

These self-contained fuel systems are fitted with integrated pumping systems, providing all equipment needed to store and dispense fuel as part of a vehicle-mounted transportable solution, including ILHS / DROPS / PLS or as a ‘drop and go’ camp, vehicle and aircraft fuelling solution. The double-shelled self-bunded stainless tanks require no site preparation, fulfil all environmental requirements and are designed to be dispensing fuel within minutes of their arrival on site.

Since 2000, WEW THIELMANN’s fuel solutions have been delivered to German, UK, Belgian, Saudi, Austrian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Slovenian and Irish Armed Forces.

Modular water systems

THIELMANN WEW’s water container solutions are designed to provide potable water for deployed operations, ranging from 2,000L to 40,000L. Tanks can be equipped with on-board filtration / reverse-osmosis, heating, cooling, automatic chlorination, UV radiation and pressure regulating accumulators to provide for the transport, storage and purification of potable water.

Compatible with on-board vehicle cranes, ILHS/PLS/DROPS or forklift handling systems, THIELMANN WEW’s water container systems provide a complete logistics solution for 4×4 vehicle / trailer for deployed operations, right up through medium and heavy vehicle-mounted, to a complete potable water ‘drop and go’ camp installation.

THIELMANN WEW’s water container solutions have been delivered to the US Army, German, Swedish, Belgian, Slovenian, Lithuanian, Irish and UAE Armed Forces.

Hazardous cargo solutions

THIELMANN WEW’s container systems are certified to store and transport more than 1,800 hazardous liquids, toxic gases and dry-powder bulk across logistics chains worldwide. We offer payload ranges between 1,000L and 45,000L and specialise in the supply of bespoke products usually within, but not limited to, an ISO footprint. Our expertise extends to the welding and manipulation of high-value alloys, including Hastelloy and Duplex. Options include heating / cooling, integral pumping, lining and THIELMANN WEW’s patented ‘flask in a tank’ system.

Solutions meet or exceed all regulatory requirements and THIELMANN WEW carries ASME VIII R, U, T, as well as many national-specific certificates such as US DOT, SELO and WHG.

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21 June 2018

WEW, a THIELMANN company, has signed a $27.5m contract to supply new Hippo water container systems to the US Army.

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14 June 2018

WEW, a THIELMANN company, has been awarded a contract by the Belgian Ministry of Defence to deliver 36 Deployable Fuel Distribution Capacity (DFDC) tank containers to the Belgian Army.

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15 May 2018

THIELMANN – The Container Company, is pleased to announce that it has introduced keg servicing operations in the US as part of its growing presence worldwide.

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8 May 2018

The last 18 months have been a period of major change for German tank container system provider, WEW Container Systems.

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1 May 2018

THIELMANN WEW took part in a webinar led by Shephard Media on fuel and water supply in Afghanistan and beyond. It was a great discussion, led by Shephard Media’s logistics editor, Scott Gourley, and featuring THIELMANN WEW’s Falko Pfeuffer and Peter Hughes, and Ross Smith from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). A great listen for all stakeholders in the water and fuel logistics sector.

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1 February 2018

WEW Container Systems, a THIELMANN company, has received a contract to deliver additional Camel low-profile water tank modules for the US Army.

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17 May 2017

Approximately 20 mobile fuel dispensing racks have entered service with the Austrian Bundesheer following the completion of trials and training.

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20 February 2017

Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC) subsidiary NIMR Automotive has unveiled its latest vehicle platform, the HAFEET 620A at the the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

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21 February 2015

The firm provides systems and solutions for the safe handling of fuel, water, lubricants, and other liquids including waste anywhere in forward-operating areas, field camps, and airfields.

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10 October 2014

Efficient movement of liquids from the "fort to the frontline" is at the core of the WEW display during the annual AUSA meeting being held at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington DC from 13 to 15 October 2014.

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13 June 2014

Launched today at Eurosatory 2014 is a highly mobile fuel module suitable for diesel or kerosene and able to be carried on the load bed of vehicles with a payload of at least 5t.

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12 June 2014

Interoperable, modular fuel and water solutions suitable for expeditionary warfare are at the core of the WEW stand, Hall 4, K724 and on the Mercedes stand in the outside area, B310, during Eurosatory 2014.

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11 February 2014

Contracts worth more than €1m have been awarded by the German armed forces to WEW, the leading suppliers of deployable fuel and water systems.

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6 February 2014

All round capability in transporting fluids are on display on the WEW stand at DefExpo being held in New Delhi from 6 to 9 February 2014.

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14 October 2013

A new concept in mobile, modular water systems for the German Bundeswehr is being shown on the WEW stand, booth number Hall E - 7617, during AUSA in Washington DC from 21-23 October 2013.

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9 September 2013

The concepts of contracting for availability (CFA) and contractorised logistic support (CLS), which provide users with the latest versions of equipment only when they need it, will be at the core of WEW's presentation at DSEI, 10 - 13 September, on stand S6-364.

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18 June 2013

Contracting for Availability (CFA) will be at the core of WEW's display on stand C2-7 during DVD being held at Millbrook, Bedfordshire on 19 and 20 June 2013.

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13 February 2013

Highly mobile fuel and water systems will be on display in Hall 09, stand A02 during IDEX 2013, in Abu Dhabi on 17-21 February.

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5 November 2012

Peter Hughes of WEW to explain the importance during the Land Warfare Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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22 October 2012

Water delivery solutions form the core of WEW's display on booth 8017 during AUSA 2012, being held at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington DC from 22 to 24 October 2012.

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5 July 2012

Following the award of a contract to supply 300 units the first units start extensive trials.

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20 June 2012

Fuel and water logistics solutions from WEW are on display on stand SP-25 at DVD being held at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedford on 20-21 June, 2012.

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8 June 2012

On stand B320, situated in the outside area, WEW will be demonstrating its capabilities in modular fuel and water logistic systems at Eurosatory being on 11-15 June, in Paris.

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20 March 2012

Speaking at the Defence Logistics Conference, which will be held in London from 26 to 28 March 2012, Peter Hughes, business development manager for WEW, the fuel and water solutions company, will call for commonality and interoperability in fuel and water systems to be adopted.

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9 February 2012

A modular, MOTS approach should be adopted for fuel and water logistics on the battlefield claims Peter Hughes, business development manager at WEW.

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31 July 2008

WEW has recently been awarded a contract for the supply of 25 fuel tank containers for the British Army. The units will be deployed with the new Support Vehicle (SV) Enhanced Load Pallet System (ELPS) MAN trucks to enhance the Army’s fuel logistics capability and the contract is being managed thr

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5 June 2008

WEW of Weitefeld, Germany announce that they have been awarded a contract by MOD UK to supply 25 fuel tank container systems to the British Army for use in operations overseas. MOD is acquiring the systems to fill an identified capability gap. WEW will build the tank Containers at their Weitefeld

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WEW Container Systems GmbH

Ringstraße 65a

57586 Weitefeld


Mr Falko Pfeuffer +49 2743 9222 0 +49 2743 3411

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