Deployable Engineering Workshop Gears Up Ready for ActionG3 Systems Ltd
Most notable of these contract wins are the Deployable Engineering Workshop (DEW) and the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) based at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
Deployable Engineering Workshop.
Derek Ford, Project Manager at G3 Systems Portland based engineering facility states that The Deployable Engineering Workshop contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is almost ready for deployment.
Final trials are taking place across the UK before the system is finally entered into service in 2007. It is likely that this versatile system will soon be deployed into operational theatre to assist the UKs armed forces.
Deployable Engineering Workshop (DEW) was designed to provide military engineers with a range of tools and equipments housed in a deployable workspace providing the capability to allow manufacture, modificaThe tion and repair of engineer resource and specialist equipments. This was achieved within a hybrid design through the configuration of the following core system components;
Common DROPS container modules - tailored to meet individual trade requirements
Soft wall work areas - providing the required covered work spaces
The core building block and method of transportation of the system uses multiple DROPS integrated CSC approved 20 foot ISO containers. All DROPS containers include FEPS (UK MoD power generator) compatible electrical interface panels. The container systems are integrated with a range of machine tools and equipment to enable various trades to operate effectively in the field. The system incorporates 12 containers with the trades either allocated as single use or shared.
- ME Fabricator and Blacksmith - two containers
- ME Carpenter and Joiner - two containers
- ME Fitter Equipment and Welder - one shared container
- ME Fitter Utility and & Petroleum Fitter ACR (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration) - one shared container
- ME Electrician and ME Fitter H&P (Heating & Plumbing) - one shared container
- Planning Staff & Draughtsman - one shared container
- ME Building and Structural Draughtsman - one shared container
- Main Work Area Storage Container - doubles as a Stores Container when Main Work Area Shelter is deployed
- Forward Deployment and Utility Container (FDUC) - provides a forward deployable capability independent of the main hybrid. System acts as a general Utility Container when not on deployment
- RACU Container - housing the environmental conditioning equipment for the Main Work Area shelter
Soft Walled Work Areas
Complementary soft walled work spaces (provided by Ably Shelters) provide environmentally conditioned and spacious working areas integrated with the containers housing the machinery and tooling for each trade
Main Work Area (MWA)
The self-build MWA (provided by Ably Shelters) provides a large work area (242 metres squared W 11.5m x L 21m) allowing full vehicular access and handling of the large work pieces. The shelter provides an effective entry way at the centre to ensure that a variety of work pieces, machinery and vehicles can not only gain entry from either end of the structure, but that unnecessary movement of other maintenance tasks to allow entry / egress is eliminated. The system can be integrated with up to four 20 ft containers (2 on each side) using breezeway attachments which provide weatherproof connections between the trade containers.
In future, other trades and services could easily be integrated into this system. DEW is a truly versatile system providing the UK MoD with the agility to deploy tradesmen quickly to the most inhospitable places, at the same time allowing them to perform their tasks to a high standard.
Mobile Treatment Facility- Southern Helmand Region - Afghanistan.
On his recent publicised visit to Camp Bastion, UK Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Tony Blair stopped off to visit some of the contractors working on the camp.
During a walkabout Mr Blair met with two of G3 Systems contractors working on projects at the camp (pictured), Paul Smethurst, Site Manager Medical Treatment Facility Bastion and Rich Hammond, Plumber Camp Bastion.
Paul and Richard are among an increasing number of G3 Systems staff working at the camp, whose projects include the erection of a 38,000 square feet Tier 2 field hospital designed by G3 Systems Bids and Engineering teams. The Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) is being built to UK HTM (NHS) standards and will include a 20 bed ward, Full Surgery Unit, CT scanner, X-Ray, Intensive Therapy Ward, Isolation, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Path Lab, Dental Room, Ablutions and offices. The MTF provides an excellent level of healthcare for British and Coalition Forces and should be completed in early 2007.
G3 Systems are also involved in the build of a transit camp at Camp Bastion.