Protan has won a long-term contract with UNICEF for supply of pillow tanks and ancillary equipment.
Steinar Langedahl is an employee of Protan, specialising within Protan’s investment in products for the storage and transport of water. In collaboration with Lars Olov Larsson from Protan at Lesjöfors, his work has meant that Protan has won a long-term contract with UNICEF for supply of pillow tanks and ancillary equipment.
“Protan has signed a three-year contact with UNICEF head office in Copenhagen appointing Protan as an approved vendor, qualifying us to respond to tenders on projects within the United Nations. UNICEF and the Red Cross are some of the organisations which use such vendors,” says Steinar Langedahl.
“We are to supply 1,000 kits, each of which contains a 10,000 litre pillow tank and two tapping stations,” he adds. “The contract is of strategic importance to Protan, and will consolidate our position on the market for first-line aid despatches to disaster areas and refugee camps around the world.” says Steinar.
Steinar Langedahl has worked with UN organisations since 1993, building up extensive knowledge of aid projects from several locations around the world.
Tapping station and pillow tank
The product Protan is to supply to UNICEF is referred to as a “kit” and consists of two boxes on a pallet. Everything needed to distribute water is on the pallet.
The tapping station weighs 25kg and is made of galvanised steel. It is fitted with six self-closing taps, plus one reserve. The pillow tank comes in three different sizes: 5,000l, 10,000l and 15,000l. This is one of Protan’s primary products for the storage and distribution of fresh water.
Steinar Langedal has extensive experience of working in disaster areas and dealing with heavily polluted rivers and other sources of drinking water. Clean water is vital to combat cholera, dysentery and AIDS.