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The solution to energy challenges

World Fuel Services (WFS) is a global specialist in the delivery and operation of sustainable fuel and energy solutions and supply chains for defence. WFS supplies aviation fuel at more than 3,000 locations, operates over 1,000 refuelling and transportation vehicles, and is one of the largest marine fuel providers in the world.

adapted to the many diverse markets in which it operates. The company’s ability to deliver solutions in challenging environments is particularly noteworthy. WFS’ provides ground, marine and aviation energy solutions – and a full range of complementary services – anywhere in the world. The company notably provides turnkey refuelling and defuelling services for rotary and fixed- wing aircraft in accordance with all international standards, including ICAO, IATA and JIG.


Perfect for military operations Through its subsidiary NCS Fuel, WFS has supported the Nato Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in supplying energy logistics services to the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

The company is well adapted to challenging environments in support of military formations, operations and exercises, and peacekeeping and governmental activities. The experience WFS gained on the ground in Afghanistan has set the benchmark for contractor- deployed fuel operations, enabling militaries to deploy their valuable labour elsewhere.

A large proportion of WFS’ operational staff have a military fuel-logistics background, as the company proactively engages in the recruitment of military veterans, reservists, guards and their spouses as they transition out of their military careers. This allows direct leveraging of their skills and expertise,

uilt on a careful process of organic growth and acquisition, World Fuel Services (WFS) is well

where a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ approach ensures fuel and management experience needed for deployed operations and a familiarity with various difficult environmental conditions.

Fuel supply, storage and quality The difficulties around supplying fuel to challenging environments should not be underestimated. With more than 8,000 fully vetted and approved suppliers across the globe, WFS offers a reliable and secure source for all fuel types, as well as lubricants. All products meet the most stringent international fuel specifications, including the latest military standards. World Fuel Services provides continuity of operations with a combination of leased, operated and/or owned storage facilities. The company can offer temporary (tank fabric collapsible) and permanent vertical or horizontal steel storage tanks, including design and build solutions.

Quality and technical services WFS works to the highest national and international industry standards; safety and product quality are central elements of the WFS culture. The company contributes to the development of key international fuel policies and procedures through a range of forums and associations, including JIG, IATA and ASTM.

Flexibility is the key to air power, or so they say in Nato. To maintain the maximum strategic flexibility, all staff are trained in accordance with international standards and WFS’ overall business model is designed for scalable solutions. This enables the company’s highly skilled fuel professionals and logistics experts to

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World Fuel Services provides turnkey refuelling and defuelling services for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.

mobilise additional delivery points and custom supply methods in a fast and controlled manner – a critical success factor when unforeseen events become reality. WFS’ quality system and performance is second to none, and clients can expect this same level of dedication to health, safety, security and environment (HSSE). In 2019, the company took several significant steps to further strengthen its commitment to operating in a more sustainable manner and proactively working with communities. These include becoming a signatory to the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative, and establishing its commitment to 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020, World Fuel Services announced that it had become 100% carbon neutral across its entire operation for the year 2019. WFS brings a unique set of skills, tailored to meet the challenges of each individual environment. It has the right people for the job, and adheres to rigorous quality and HSSE standards to ensure that the capabilities its clients need are delivered safely, securely and to their required standard at the right time and place. ● 73

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