At Eurosatory 2018 on 11 June WEW announced that it has delivered 36 Deployable Fuel Distribution Capacity (DFDC) tank containers to the Belgian Army. Under an October 2016 contract, the double-shell DFDC was specifically designed to meet the customer’s requirements after an open competition and delivery was effected between September 2017 and May 2018.
The 8,000l fuel container system is designed to provide an autonomous, mobile, deployable system, able to dispense diesel or kerosene directly into vehicles or other containers via twin dispensing hose reels with 12m hose each and a 3in NATO standard drybreak coupling. Integrated into a 20ft standard ISO container, the system will be transported on existing Belgian Army trucks and trailers and is compatible with the hook lift system used by the service.
Each tank container is equipped with overfill protection and level sensors, an electric power generator (6kVA, 400/230V, 50Hz), and a pump able to dispense fuel at 280-300l/min at maximum flow rate. Other technical features include transfer pumping and tank self-load/unloading capability.
“This is the first time we have worked with the Belgian Army and we are very pleased to have fulfilled the order in line with the schedule. We are the only company able to deliver these high-specification fuel tank container systems and we look forward to seeing them enter into service with the Belgian Army in the very near future,” commented WEW Managing Director, Björn Stolz.