Semcon receives SEK 20 million order from the Defence Matériel Administration
Semcon has received an order from the Swedish Defence Matériel Administration (FMV) worth SEK 20 million with an option for a further SEK 20 million. The order concerns 40 specially developed composite containers intended for the Swedish armed forces’ major venture, the Nordic Battlegroup.
Semcon’s Design & Development business area will be responsible for developing, testing, certification, documentation and calculations of the multi-functional composite containers.
“We have collaborated with FMV since 2000 and are extremely pleased about the confidence they have in us. The containers we develop include advanced, complex technology and we look forward to continuing being in the vanguard of the armed forces’ ongoing developments,” says Peter M Nilsson, Area Manager at Semcon in Karlskrona.
Multi-functional composite containers
The multi-functional composite containers are designed and developed for technical and safety use by the armed forces. There are two different standard models that, via different options, can be tailored to a customer’s requirements. Composite containers are very complex and have a number of functions such as EMC protection, heating and refrigeration, electrical central and roll-on roll-off frame.
FMV ordered the first specially adapted containers from Semcon seven years ago and to date 100 containers worth SEK 50 million have been delivered. The containers have a wide area of use, including liaison centres, workshops, medical, storage, documentation and maintenance containers. The containers have been used by peacekeeping forces in the Congo, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Liberia.
The containers are currently sold to the Swedish armed forces, but there is huge international interest in the product. Discussions with buyers in other countries are underway.
The Nordic Battlegroup is a quick-response peacekeeping force put together by the EU. Sweden leads the group and has the main responsibility for the forces’ core. Quick-response peacekeeping forces will be one of several important instruments in the EU’s crisis management ability and something that can be put into action quickly.