All round capability in transporting fluids are on display on the WEW stand (stand 11.14) at DEFEXPO. At the centre of the display on the stand in the German pavilion is a Light Vehicle Module (LVM) fitted with integral cooling, preservation and pumping.
|The water variant of the WEW Light Vehicle Module. The unit can be transported either trailer mounted or fitted on the back of a patrol vehicle. (Photo: WEW)|
“WEW has a long and wide experience of providing fluid logistics solutions across defence, homeland security, chemical, nuclear, oil, and gas, where our skills in providing solutions with high levels of integrity are paramount,” said Dr. Ulrich Bernhardt, Chief Executive of WEW. “We believe the potential in the Indian market for solutions is very real, especially in the areas where high quality levels are critical. It is this expectation of the market that has led to us teaming with TATA Motors for marketing and local manufacture purposes in India.”
The LVM is a 3,000l module which can be fitted to a half size standard ISO frame for easy transportation or can be directly mounted onto the logistic variants of 4x4 or 6x6 patrol vehicle to provide integral fuel or water for deploying forces. A similar size trailer mounted removable unit has recently started to enter service with the Bundeswehr, whilst in the US the company has teamed with Choctaw Defense to develop the CAMEL, also a trailer mounted removable solution.
Alongside the LVM is a display of the company’s ISO based modular fuel and water solutions. These are designed as complete systems with purification, pumps, chlorination, filters, insulation, or heating as required to make them fit for purpose. The systems are designed to be transported and operated throughout both civil and military supply chains anywhere in the world.
WEW Westerwälder Eisenwerk GmbH provides specialist tank containers and swap tank solutions for transporting and storing liquids, gases and dry bulk. WEW tank containers have approvals for transporting more than 1,800 hazardous liquids and toxic gases worldwide. WEW serves the Oil and Gas, petrochem, logistics and defence markets with a range of bespoke designs. The company is headquartered in Germany and has offices in the USA and the UK.