Pure Vent delivers £500,000 ventilation contract with Ministry of Defence

After a lengthy procurement process led by Rexel UK on behalf of the MOD, Bolton based Pure Vent Ltd won the contract to supply ventilation ductwork to 3 sites in the Falkland Islands, under the banner – Project ANEMOI.

Project ANEMOI is a £22m commercial design and build, of three single storey accommodation blocks on top of mountains in the Falkland Islands.

Pure Vent Directors Adam Taylor and Pete Connor worked closely with the design team based at Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell, Nottingham alongside Christine Duffy from Rexel UK, to advise on the best technical and design options for the air handling units that had already been selected. The ductwork and its ancillary product groups were some of the most complex transported by the MOD to the South Atlantic Archipelago.

Due to the complicated design process, technical requirements and the appropriate approvals required, it left a very short time frame for the manufacture and preparation of the first load of containers full of materials to ship across to the Falkland Islands. Pure Vent upweighted their factory personnel and worked around the clock to ensure that the first site unit was dispatched in time to meet the Falkland Islands Resupply Ship (FIRS) leaving from Southampton. They then pulled out all the stops to manufacture and pack the next two sites ensuring all the ventilation equipment reached the Falklands in time for the planned start of the installation.

During each dispatch period Pure Vent hosted the logistics transporters and teams from 65 Field Support Squadron 39 Engineer Regiment at their factory base in Horwich, providing material handling equipment support and additional manpower to assist with the packing of the containers.

Due to the professionalism of the Pure Vent team and to the high standard of the ductwork manufactured throughout the MoD build, Staff Sgt Bradley requested that a range of ventilation items for procurement, be submitted to the military by Pure Vent, to be considered for inclusion in the MOD’s codified-items construction materials catalogue.

Adam Taylor, Director at Pure Vent said; “We have many clients in the North West and across the UK. After our significant investment of £100,000 into new factory premises in Horwich, which incidentally, we were in the process of moving into during this major project, has given us the facilities and capacity to attract other major national contracts as well such as this one from the MOD. It was a privilege to work with the design team based at Chilwell Barracks and to be supplying equipment for our Armed Forces based out in the Falklands. The procurement process was rigorous but our excellent standard of quality and industry knowledge was showcased throughout the entire build.”

Pure Vent also hosted and trained a lead team from the 39 Royal Engineer Regiment in the fabrication and installation of ventilation ductwork, working with external suppliers ensuring that the installation teams in the Falkland Islands were more than capable to complete the install.

The company has recently been working with the Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub, to further improve its manufacturing capabilities, processes and procedures, and is currently beta testing a European first bespoke online ductwork ordering system, with some of its customers.

Picture of Duct Work Install

Central spine of ventilation ductwork at one of three sites on the Falkland Islands, manufactured and supplied by Pure Vent, installation by Royal Engineers

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