In order to develop improved weather forecasting across Europe the European Space Agency (ESA) is managing the procurement of six Meteosat Third generation (MTG) satellites due for launch into space starting 2021.
Of the six satellites, four will provide imagery with a much higher resolution to what is currently available whilst the remaining two will use complex imaging spectrometers to provide information on the distribution and flow of vapour and temperature in the middle part of the atmosphere.As a result, MTG will enable earlier warning of large-scale thunderstorms and intensive rainfall, it will allow more accurate and economic planning of air travel and rescue operations and it will enable farmers to achieve higher yields.
Barum & Dewar are responsible for the design and manufacture of specialist containers to be used to safely transport and store blackbody targets used for the calibration of instruments on both types of MTG satellites.The blackbody targets require very accurate thermal control, based on a liquid nitrogen jacket, a helium gas gap and electric heaters. These, together with associated electronics, controls, tooling, flanges, harnesses, and cryogenic supply systems and their ancillary pipework, form the Optical Ground System Equipment (OGSE).The OGSEs will be transported from STFC and will be intermittently in use and in storage over a 20 year timespan.
This latest contract follows a similar earlier one which was successfully delivered in 2019. Once again B&D’s bespoke DELTA®style of containers will be the foundation for this second phase with delivery scheduled for mid-2020. These innovative containers constructed from aluminium honeycomb with an extruded aluminium frame are fitted with a shock mounted inner frame providing a robust yet lightweight solution.
Further information is available from our website www.barumanddewar.com
Barum & Dewar (B&D), the UK based specialist packaging company, has been awarded a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to design and deliver a wide range of specialist packaging solutions in support of the New Style of IT (Deployed) Projects (NSoIT(D)).
NSoIT Deployed is the MoD designed and owned deployable communications and information system for UK and multinational military missions intended to rapidly deliver improved capability to the frontline and ensure that operational mission services work in a single information environment
The five year contract for hardware containerisation begins with immediate effect and includes the design, development and manufacture of ruggedised transit cases, 19” rack style cases and associated ancillary products.
B&D will undertake all design and development work at its modern facilities in North Devon whilst manufacturing will be undertaken at several sites within the UK including B&D’s dedicated foam fabrication facility at Southampton.
David Frame, Managing Director, B&D commented: “We are delighted to be able to work with the UK MoD on this challenging and exciting project. B&D have 20+ years’ experience in developing innovative deployable packaging solutions for the defence sector and this contract recognises the work of our dedicated team in this specialist area.”
Barum & Dewar is a leading UK manufacturer of complete packaging solutions to the Defence, Subsea, Industrial, Instrumentation, Space and Aerospace sectors.
Further information is available at www.barumanddewar.com
Barum & Dewar were delighted to receive their Cyber Essentials Certificate for the third year running, in recognition of their compliance with this Government backed and industry supported scheme.
The UK Government recently highlighted its plans to invest heavily in Cyber security and British Industry now need to be aware that every British company is a target, every British network will be attacked, and that Cyber crime is not something that happens to other people.
Barum and Dewar take the security of its client’s and supply partner’s data and information extremely seriously and fully support this scheme.
For businesses supplying into the UK Defence sector, the MOD is committed to ensuring it and its supply chain are appropriately protected and has been working jointly with Industry and other Government departments in the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) to develop a proportionate means of achieving this. For all new requirements advertised from 1st January 2016 which entail the transfer of MOD identifiable information from customer to supplier or the generation of information by a supplier specifically in support of the MOD contract, MOD will require suppliers to have a Cyber Essentials certificate by the contract start date at the latest, and for it to be renewed annually.
B&D are a key supplier to both the MoD and many UK Prime Contractors who can be re-assured that when engaging with Barum & Dewar all information is appropriately protected against the increasing cyber threat.
Barum & Dewar Ltd (B&D) specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of complete packaging solutions. The company is currently active across a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors including Defence, Aerospace, Space, Offshore & Subsea, Medical, Instrumentation, Utilities, Media and Presentation providing a single source for bespoke, customised and off the shelf packaging related products and services. A B&D 2010 Group Company, B&D are accredited to ISO9001:2015 and operate from a number of sites throughout the UK.
Visit www.barumanddewar.com for further information.
Barum and Dewar are delighted to announce their Stage 2 Qualification renewal is now complete for the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) which enables companies in the Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space sectors to identify qualified suppliers. The accreditation mark is valued by some of the largest purchasers in the defence community and indicates that Barum and Dewar have been through the process and have demonstrated commitment and fulfilled the appropriate credentials.
JOSCAR is a cross-sector collaboration solution which reduces the time, cost and resources and duplication needed to provide information to major customers. A risk management tool that objectively assesses potential vendor risks, proportionally to products and services being provided and across areas of compliance. Holding common supplier data in a central systems allows information to be accessed by all participating buying organisation
JOSCAR membership is designed to improve efficiency of both the supplier and buyer communities by ensuring that companies only use products and solutions of the highest quality and that comply with best practices.
We are pleased that we have satisfied the requirements to become fully compliant on the JOSCAR supplied accreditation register. Becoming a member assures our clients and partners that the service we provide is of the highest quality and comply with the industry standards.
Several follow on contracts have been awarded to Barum & Dewar to provide additional specialist packaging solutions for Bowman (BCIP5.6). These contracts follows General Dynamics UK being awarded a £135 million contract by the UK Ministry of Defence in 2016 to deliver enhanced communications for the British Army.
The BCIP5.6 programme allows for the Bowman tactical communications equipment currently used by the UK military to receive a series of enhancements and upgrades. These include the roll-out of approximately 12,000 new data terminals and an updated version of the Battle Management System.
Barum & Dewar were responsible for the design, development and manufacture of suitable deployable packaging for items such as laptops, printers, tablets and associated IT equipment and worked with General Dynamics UK to develop an innovative and effective packaging solution.
Specialist packaging includes the supply of SKB and Thermodyne cases fitted with custom designed internal foam manufactured at B&D’s in-house facility based in Southampton.
Barum & Dewar Managing Director, David Frame, commented: “We are delighted to be able to work with General Dynamics UK once again on these latest contracts and look forward to delivering additional ruggedised solutions for BCIP5.6”.
Barum & Dewar is a leading UK manufacturer of complete packaging solutions with over 20 years’ experience to the Defence, Subsea, Industrial, Instrumentation, Space and Aerospace sectors.
Further information is available from our website www.barumanddewar.com