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28 Jan 13. 9 April 2013, Hilton Bristol Hotel. Resetting and upgrading is a cost-effective solution to regenerating military vehicle stock. Many vehicles are operating beyond their original design parameters as a result of heavy usage and carrying extra armour. This accelerates mechanical fatigue and compromises the structural integrity and safe operation of the vehicles. As well as life extension and upgrades, conversion of vehicles can also prove far more cost-effective in the long term. This one-day seminar will provide engineers, suppliers and the MoD with up-to-date case studies of best/latest practice, standards, compliance and legislation with regards to regeneration via upgrading and resetting of existing military vehicle stock. This event is an essential forum for those within the industry to exchange the latest ideas and to establish new contacts in an environment of technical learning.
Further information and bookings: www.imeche.org/events/S1761
09:00 Registration, tea and coffee
09:25 WELCOMING REMARKS BY SEMINAR CHAIRMAN
09:30 IN-THEATRE CASE-STUDY: EQUIPMENT SUSTAINABILITY SYSTEM (ESS) REGENERATION CAPABILITY WORKSHOP IN CAMP BASTION, AFGHANISTAN
* Background – the Business Case for a forward equipment regeneration capability
* Concept of operations – outline of the task placed upon DSG
* Delivery – establishing the ESS RC Workshop and the resources used to deliver output
* Benefits to defence – what was achieved
Lt Col George Kohler REME, ESS Project Officer, The Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) & Dave Burgess MBE, Head of Total Support Force Development, Defence Support Group (DSG)
George is currently working in the UK’s Permanent Joint Headquarters as the sole REME officer in the organisation with specific responsibility for the ESS project and wider equipment support planning for Afghanistan. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE, having served with REME for 24 years. Previous appointments include Second in Command of a REME Battalion in Germany and command of a large engineering workshop in Canada.
Dave spent 39 years in REME before joining DSG in September 2011 as General Manager of the ESS regeneration workshop in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. He returned in October 2012 to assume his current position as Head of Total Support Force Development within DSG’s small Capability Growth Programme team. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET. DSG provides the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with secure access to assured onshore capacity and capability for the through-life maintenance, repair, overhaul, upgrade and procurement support services for defence equipment.
10:00 THROUGH LIFE SUPPORT USING ASSET MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES
* What is Asset Management?
* Parts Support for Through Life Extensions
* Obsolescence Management
* Cost Advantages
* Meeting Customer Expectations
Peter Hobson, Managing Director, Hobson Industries
Peter started Hobson Industries in 1987 after 25 years serving in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer. In 2002, the company was responsible for the rationalisation of Land Rover’s overseas vehicle reconditioning programmes and in 2009 was appointed “Land Rover’s Legacy Fleet Through Life Support” partner worldwide to support Government and Military vehicle fleet users with life extension programmes, upgrades and obsolescence management. The company provisions ongoing vehicle and parts support to programmes for, amongst others, DE&S, DSG, Australia DoD, Jordan MINDEF, Oman, Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, Forward Support, Malaysian Army and North Africa and works with many major manufacturers within the Defence Industry.
10:30 CASE STUDY: LAND ROVER AND PINZGAUER REFURBISHMENT
* Vehicle refurbishment a

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