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.
WEW will have its LVM-W (Light Vehicle Module-Water) at the centre of its display. The tank can be mounted on a wide variety of trailers making it a highly flexible unit able to be deployed with a wide variety of defence and security forces. The example on display is fitted with a chiller / dispenser unit, which provides the user with temperature controlled potable water as soon as the unit is deployed.
The fuel version of LVM, LVM-F, can be fitted with a variety of pumps, which can deliver from 100l per minute up to 400l per minute of fuel, and has a range of protection / environmental options, including ballistic protection.
"Future warfare is likely to be highly mobile and will require supporting infrastructure such as water and fuel to be able to keep up as defence forces move around a hostile environment. We at WEW have developed liquid logistics solutions with our LMV and hook loading systems that can meet this requirement," said Dr Ulrich Bernhardt, chief executive at WEW.
Larger in scale, but also highly mobile, are the company’s hook arm or EPLS (enhanced pallet load system) solutions, which can transported by road, rail, sea or in some cases air. These are designed to provide "drop and go" fuel and water stations wherever they are needed. Designed to be carried on the back of an 8×8 vehicle the tanks can carry up to 10,000l.
WEW has designed a variety of these tanks for a wide variety of uses; one of these is a bi-con design which is able to carry two types of fuel, such as diesel and gasoline and can be fitted with two pumps and an environmental protection kit, making it a true fuel station wherever needed.
The company’s largest military offering has a capacity of 50,000l and can provide bulk fuel facilities. It can be transported by road, rail or sea in either a military or civil logistics supply chain. The tanks can be fitted with a number of ancillaries including pumps and heating elements, enabling them to be used in harsh environments either replenishing deployable EPLS solutions or acting as a main refuelling station in a main operating base.