November 2016

Helicopter Refueling System Training for Navies and Coastguards Worldwide

DESMI Defense & Fuel and many naval shipyards see a strong demand for helicopter refueling capabilities for their naval customers. Seen in this light DESMI Defense & Fuel held the first Helicopter refueling system training in South East Asia for OPV operators in Week 31 2016.

The helicopter refueling training onboard of the OPV, the first in-class OPV for a South East Asian navy, marks another significant milestone for the OPV new building program with helicopter capability. The OPV´s, Frigates and AOR will in the near future be able to carry out maritime security operations and safeguarding South East Asian lines with the application of helicopter operations onboard.

 

DESMI Defence & Fuel client won the contract, awarded by a South East Asian ministry of defence to design and build eight OPVs for their navy in 2013. The vessels where the training was conducted are expected to be delivered from 2016 onwards. These new vessels will replace an existing class of Patrol Vessels that were indigenously designed and built by DESMI Defence & Fuel client in the 1990s the DESMI helicopter refuel system will be incorporated on 4 of the 8 vessels.

The Helicopter Refueling System is designed and manufactured by DESMI Defence & Fuel. Utilizing the extensive helicopter refueling experience inside DESMI Defence  & Fuel. DESMI Defence & Fuel offer a system that is designed for ease of installation, maintenance and operation. The system is in two parts. The storage system below deck, that links the aviation fuel tanks onboard the vessel through a Filter Water Separator (FWS) to a deck plate. Normally a dispenser skid will further link on to the helicopter landing deck for ground refueling. The below deck system is unique to each ship type and DESMI Defence & Fuel engineers are happy to assist naval ship designers, shipyards and navies to build the most effective system for their specific type of ship.

 

The Helicopter Refueling System is designed and manufactured by DESMI Defence & Fuel. Utilizing the extensive helicopter refueling experience inside DESMI Defence  & Fuel. DESMI Defence & Fuel offer a system that is designed for ease of installation, maintenance and operation. The system is in two parts. The storage system below deck, that links the aviation fuel tanks onboard the vessel through a Filter Water Separator (FWS) to a deck plate. Normally a dispenser skid will further link on to the helicopter landing deck for ground refueling. The below deck system is unique to each ship type and DESMI Defence & Fuel engineers are happy to assist naval ship designers, shipyards and navies to build the most effective system for their specific type of ship.

 

“It has been a privilege to train such a motivated group of individuals from the navy and an honor to be part of the OPV project in order to safeguard sea lines through helicopter lifting capabilities onboard in and around South East Asia, either onboard the OPV or in the DESMI regional HQ for South East Asia in BUKIT BATOK Singapore” said Mr. Christian Wollerup Sørensen Senior Instructor and Business development manager at DESMI Defence & Fuel.