TP Group to manage UK submarine gas contamination

7 February 2019 (Last Updated February 7th, 2019 12:21)

Engineering firm TP Group has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide equipment for managing localised carbon dioxide contamination on board submarines.

Engineering firm TP Group has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide equipment for managing localised carbon dioxide contamination on board submarines.

Under the contract, which is valued at around £1.2m, TP Group will supply Extendair lithium hydroxide curtains to manage the carbon dioxide contamination on submarines.

The order is part of a £22m framework contract signed between TP Group and the MOD in April 2017 to manage equipment availability and spares provision for air purification systems.

US-based Micropore, one of TP Group’s strategic partners, will deliver the Extendair equipment to the MOD in early 2019.

TP Group CEO Phil Cartmell said: “We are pleased to see the first significant commercial order since signing our partnership with Micropore.

“This order adds momentum to the relationship, underlines the value of international technology partnerships such as this, and accelerates our growing business interests in the US."

“The TP Group technology and engineering team in Portsmouth have been working with Micropore for some time on both technical development of new products and sales of existing products.

“This order adds momentum to the relationship, underlines the value of international technology partnerships such as this, and accelerates our growing business interests in the US.”

According to TP Group, Micropore’s Extendair lithium hydroxide curtain complements the MOD’s existing carbon dioxide removal products.

The Micropore product will support additional operating conditions and serve as an emergency backup to other systems in the event of failure.

ExtendAir lithium hydroxide CO2-absorbent is approved by the US Navy and British Royal Navy for use as an emergency CO2 control solution in the event of a disabled submarine.