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.
WEW engaged with the concepts of CLS / CFA to provide users with the latest version of equipment only when they need it but with full asset management, such that ownership costs are minimised. CFA manages the responsibility for storage, maintenance and, if required, spares inventory management, whilst giving the user confidence that a fuel and/or water logistics solution is there when needed, even at very short notice.
The WEW offering enables the units to be delivered to the point of deployment and measures up to "fuel or water wherever you need it".
WEW’s contract logistic support (CLS) also gives the user complete confidence by providing a dedicated POC and support team to ensure that the capability complies fully with all regulatory and legal requirements. Additionally, WEW feeds-in the pro-active offering of any upgrades and enhancements that could benefit the user.
Included in the company’s offering to the UK MOD are the Fuel Dispensing Racks or FDRs supplied over recent years under an Urgent Operational Requirement. The company’s solutions are compatible with hook arm or enhanced pallet load system (EPLS) solutions so they can transported by road, rail, sea or air if required. These are designed to provide ‘Drop & Go’ fuel stations wherever they are needed, be fully interoperable with any 6X6 and 8×8 STANAG 2413 hook-arm equipped vehicle and to transport up to 9,500l in any fill state.
WEW has designed a variety of these systems for a wide range of uses; one of these is the dual fuel design, which is able to carry two types of fuel, such as diesel and gasoline and can be fitted with twin pumps and underwing refuelling capability, making it a true fuel station wherever needed. This suits operations where a mixture of, for example, gasoline-powered soft-skinned 4x4s are tactically deployed alongside heavy-fuel logistics vehicles or rotary and/or fixed-wing aircraft.
In addition, the systems can be coupled into multiples to provide increased capacity and bulk fuel facilities. They can also be fitted with a number of ancillaries including pumps, filter / water separation, heating and telemetry, enabling them to be used in harsh environments either replenishing deployable EPLS solutions or acting as a main refuelling station in a main base according to operational need.