THIELMANN WEW supplies a range of military tank container systems for rapid supply of water and fuel in FOBs, including camp infrastructure, low-profile units suitable for PLS handling, aircraft refuelling and non-ISO demountables.

Modular Systems For Expeditionary Water Supply


“The Ultimate Weapon Runs On Water, And Everything Else Runs On Fuel.”  – U.S. Army.

THIELMANN WEW has in the last 40 years pioneered solutions for the multimodal (road, rail, sea and air) transport and storage of some of the most toxic liquids and gases around. Since then, THIELMANN WEW has built over 20,000 units, handling liquids and gases as diverse as beer and rocket fuel (Hydrazine). Operational failure cannot be an option with such hazardous loads; THIELMANN WEW systems offer an exceptionally long service life.

Worldwide mobile, worldwide presence

THIELMANN WEW developed the first military tank containers in the mid 1990s and has since delivered significant quantities to NATO and other forces worldwide.  Over 2,000 water and fuel systems are currently in service with defence forces worldwide. Global deployments for THIELMANN WEW tank containers fit seamlessly into any civilian transport mode; changing modes is made easy with the potential of 200% cost savings through transport synergies.   Storage solutions are offered between 1,000 and 50,000 l, with containers manufactured from 316 or higher grade stainless steel.  Codified MOTS designs carry NATO Stock Numbers, have been rigorously type-tested and have proven themselves on military deployments over the last 12 years in some of the harshest conditions.  The company holds more than 100 patents, and carries ISO 9001, ASME U and numerous other accreditations.  THIELMANN WEW Military water and fuel systems have been deployed in Chad, Congo, Haiti and Afghanistan, amongst other locations. THIELMANN WEW also places a heavy emphasis on ground service and support as far forward as possible.

Military Portable Water Tanks and Containers


THIELMANN WEW PLS water systems first entered service in 2000 and have been delivered in very large quantities to a number of Armed Forces worldwide. The non-cylindrical design yields maximum carrying-capacity with optimal performance characteristics. Whilst primarily designed for land-forces, the units are also air-portable for rapid intervention or disaster-relief purposes. THIELMANN WEW water units typically incorporate chlorination, U-V and may also include onboard purification for a complete water extraction and potable water delivery system. Capacity: 7,600 – 14,000L, Dims: 6,058 X 2,438 X 1,757mm, Delivery Capabilities:  Up to 400L/Min.

Infrastructure Water Systems


THIELMANN WEW developed this system in close conjunction with the Bundeswehr in 1999, since when versions have been delivered to several armies throughout the world. The system is used generally for water supply in expeditionary camps and hospitals. Internal baffles ensure it can be transported in any fill-state, whilst the on-board preservation and purification system ensures immediate access to fresh potable water. Some versions also incorporate forklift pockets and lifting legs.

Capacity: 16,000-23,000L, Dims: 6,058 X 2,438 X 2,438mm, Other Equipment:  Baffles, heater, chlorination, U-V, bulk load/discharge pumps, optional R-O purification.

Demount Water Systems


THIELMANN WEW has established a range of tailored water and fuel solutions to suit individual army/truck payload requirements. Each system is developed in close co-operation with logistics and engineering staff from the respective military organisation and is designed to give optimum performance against a given load-bed capacity.

THIELMANN WEW specialise in integrating 3rd-party manufactured components such as pumps to deliver the correct customer solution for each application and requirement.

Hook-arm Capability – Fully ISO Approved


Defence forces frequently use reduced height ISO containers fitted with a hook-arm system to transport water for forward and remote area operation.  THIELMANN WEW has developed and patented a system for distribution of potable water which, coupled with a base ISO container design, enables the unit to be moved seamlessly through both the commercial and military supply-chains.   Using a hook-arm design puts considerable stress on a tank’s framework; THIELMANN WEW unique design reduces frame fatigue and has been proven over many thousands of iterations.  This design has been in service for over 12 years and more than 1,500 hook-arm systems have been delivered to date.

The Hippo


THIELMANN WEW Hippo system (2,000 USG) variant is deployed by PLS/DROPS or fitted into any multimodal supply-chain (including air).  This unit is equipped with its own reverse-osmosis system which enables water to be acquired from any source then purified before being supplied as clean drinking water.

The Camel


THIELMANN WEW Camel Unit Water Pod System is intended as the replacement for the 30 year old Buffalo unit and is currently being primed in the US by Choctaw Defense.  This thin-walled, 800 USG LVMW (Light Vehicle Module - Water) unit is suitable for 4X4 or 6X6 vehicles, small protected “UTES” such as the Thales “Hawkei” and can also be mounted on trailers such as the M-1095. Fitted to this unit is a chiller/dispenser system which enables the user to have temperature-controlled potable water as soon as the unit is deployed.


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