An engineer at Isle of Wight firm Vikoma, which has been awarded a Ministry of Defence contract.
ONE of the Isle of Wight’s leading environmental technology companies has been awarded a multi-million pound defence contract.
Vikoma International, based in East Cowes, has secured a £2.5m contract to design and manufacture fuel tanker equipment and portable powerpacks for the Ministry of Defence, which will be used to refuel aircraft and other military vehicles.
It is the second contract awarded to Vikoma by KBR, a company which supplies the MoD with equipment and support services.
The repeat order, for an increased number of units, has come after powerpacks supplied previously were used successfully in places including Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands.
Vikoma managing director Peter Tyler said: "Securing this contract opens up another exciting opportunity for us to demonstrate our engineering and manufacturing excellence.
"Vikoma has the highest standard of equipment — our powerpacks are capable of operating in extreme conditions and are equipped with the latest technology having undergone the most rigorous testing prior to gaining MoD approval.
"Our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience, coupled with our in-house design and manufacturing expertise. We are rapidly earning a reputation in the defence sector as well as the oil and gas industry for consistently delivering quality and reliability."
Vikoma is best known as a world leader in the design and manufacture of specialist equipment to contain oil spills.