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WEW introduces new water tank concept

14th October 2013 - 16:33 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


WEW has developed a new mobile, modular water system that it hopes to deliver to the German Army, following the completion of trials at the German Army’s Technical Centre for Automotive and Armoured Vehicles in Trier, Germany.

WEW said that negotiations with the army have now reached the final stages for the new company-level demountable water delivery system.

The water tank modules are a 10’ BiCon configuration and are designed for 4X4, 6X6 and protected MRAP Utility vehicles. The stainless steel modules incorporate a full suite of water preservation systems and include a newly designed disinfection system.  They can be coupled together to make a TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit), suitable for civilian and military intermodal supply-chains and can be transported by road, rail or sea.

Ulrich Bernhardt, CEO, WEW, said: ‘The new highly mobile, modular systems have been designed to meet the needs of a flexible force needing to deploy its resources rapidly. These new units have been purpose designed to be flexible, easily transported in both military and civil supply chains and to ensure that the warfighter has portable water wherever he requires it.’

A purpose-designed trailer has been developed by Schmitz Cargobull in conjunction with WEW for the system, which is capable of maintaining stability whilst carrying 2000l / 528 US Gal water modules. 

As part of the development the modules and trailer have undergone extensive trials including climatic testing from -32°C to +49°C and have met STANAG 2985, which defines operating environments.  The complete units have also been evaluated to determine the stability of the unit at a variety of angles that it might need to travel across during deployment.

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