WFEL, world main provider of quickly deployable navy bridges, has signed a contract with the Irish Defence Forces for the availability of the MGB Medium Girder Bridging System. The Irish Defence Forces have chosen the 31m double storey MGB variant, which will be erected in varied configurations to cowl the complete vary of navy and emergency bridging necessities and can be equipped full with handrails, making the system adaptable to be used not solely throughout navy operations but additionally in Catastrophe Aid and Emergency situations, such because the extreme flooding conditions seen in Europe just lately. The Irish Army have been customers of WFEL’s MGB Medium Girder Bridging System because the late Nineteen Seventies and are subsequently already acquainted with the various advantages of this versatile, modular bridging system. The Corps of Engineers – navy engineering department of the Defence Forces of Eire – will take supply of the brand new MGB bridging.

Tom Winney, Enterprise Improvement Director at WFEL, stated, “We’re delighted to be working intently with the Irish Defence Drive as soon as once more and refreshing their navy bridging shares with the most recent MGB programs, to offer very important engineer capabilities. We’re seeing elevated curiosity in our MGB bridging programs worldwide, as a consequence of their modular and versatile nature, as forces worldwide recognise the necessity for fast gap-crossing functionality to make sure unrestricted manoeuvre for automobiles of as much as 70 tonnes.”


Colonel Damian McEvoy, Director of Engineering for the Irish Defence Forces, stated, “As long-time customers of the Medium Girder Bridge system, we’re already acquainted with its many advantages and, by updating our bridging belongings with the most recent model of the MGB, we’ll proceed to be geared up with probably the most versatile, modular bridging system out there, permitting our Engineering Division to quickly react to conditions each on and off the battlefield. Of specific significance to us is the light-weight nature of the MGB system, not just for decreasing transportation weight, however to allow the bridge parts to be dealt with by our troops with out the necessity for mechanical aids”.

The modular Medium Girder Bridge (MGB) is quickly deployable, adaptable and cost-effective. (Photograph by WFEL)

The Corps is answerable for fight engineering and building engineering companies, offering engineering on the battlefield and has efficiently leveraged its talent and experience in a number of of the Irish Military’s deployments on United Nations operations. With over 500 programs already equipped to militaries around the globe, the MGB modular navy bridging system offers interoperability with some other MGB of any age and is already adopted by many NATO members. A full help and coaching package deal is included within the contract and the Irish Defence Forces can count on supply of their new bridging belongings by the top of 2023. WFEL is at present supplying 17 Units of its MGB Medium Girder Bridges to the UK MoD, following a evaluate of the MoD’s modular hole crossing capabilities, which aimed to attract collectively present in-service capabilities right into a single coherent functionality. One of many key standards for this contract was the truth that the MGB system will be configured in a number of other ways to offer flexibility to the Commander on the bottom.

WFEL’s vary of quickly deployable cell bridging programs – Medium Girder Bridge and the Dry Help Bridge – present unrestricted manoeuvre functionality and interoperability, will be deployed in minutes and have been utilized by coalition forces on operations worldwide and in civilian assist operations in catastrophe zones around the globe, being in service with the British Military, U.S. Military and lots of different NATO forces. Manually constructed and semi-automated bridge variants can be found, providing as much as 120 MLC and built-in onto quite a lot of each tracked and wheeled navy automobile platforms. WFEL is a long-established Prime Contractor to each the UK Ministry of Defence and U.S Division of Protection and operates a worldwide gross sales community by way of abroad representatives and works immediately with worldwide governments and Non-Governmental Organisations.