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Vikoma to supply powerpacks for UK MoD project

5th March 2013 - 10:53 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Vikoma will support UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) deployable fuels infrastructure, including aircraft and ground vehicle refuelling operations, under a new contract announced on 5 March. The £2.5 million contract, awarded by KBR, will see the company supply rugged and portable powerpack equipment.

The powerpack equipment will ultimately be supplied to the Joint Operational Fuel System (JOFS) project, covering the army, air force and navy. The contract also includes the supply of fuel tanker rollover kits.

The powerpacks, designed, tested and manufactured by Vikoma, deliver hydraulic drive to operate refuelling pumps which facilitate fuel transfer, storage and issue in extreme weather conditions and harsh environments. The rollover kits are inflatable tanks which can capture any fuel spilt in the event of an accident causing a fuel tanker to roll over.

The systems were specially adapted from Vikoma standard designs and manufactured by Vikoma under an earlier contract with KBR, which supplies the MoD with capital equipment and support services. Powerpacks supplied under the previous contract have been successfully used for over two years in locations including Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands.

Peter Tyler, managing director of Vikoma, said: ‘Securing this contract opens up another exciting opportunity for us to demonstrate our engineering and manufacturing excellence. Vikoma has the highest standard of equipment; our powerpacks are capable of operating in genuinely extreme conditions and are equipped with the latest technology having undergone the most rigorous testing prior to gaining MoD approval.

‘Our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience, coupled with our in-house design and manufacturing expertise. We are rapidly earning a reputation in the defence sector as well as the oil and gas industry for consistently delivering quality and reliability.’

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