The FCO regard the aim of their diplomatic mission to Sudan as the opportunity to ‘help develop a Sudan at peace with itself and its neighbours, meeting the needs and aspirations of its people’.

This important role has its own challenges in a country which has undergone decades of violent upheaval through civil war and conflicts with and in neighbouring nations. These events have not just affected the citizens of Sudan, terrorism has been targeted at the foreign diplomatic community and this history demands robust precautions are taken for the entire British Diplomatic estate in Khartoum.

We have been engaged with the FCO to address security needs for the Sudan estate since 2009, when we successfully completed a project which involved the design, manufacture, delivery and on-site installation of a blast resistant guardhouse and road blockers for the British Embassy Khartoum.

Windell’s strong logistic discipline throughout design, manufacture, shipment deadlines, customs clearance and ultimately delivery to site ensured the successful delivery of the scheme on time and within budget. Through active procurement Windell identified another opportunity to work for the British Diplomatic mission in Sudan.

Following a competitive tendering process, we were successfully awarded the contract for the design, manufacture, delivery and on-site installation of our range of polyester powder coated aluminum blast and ballistic resistant curtain walling, doors and windows to the newly built Ambassador’s Residence in Sudan. 

This project commenced on site in January 2012 and completion as scheduled by the programme has been met in September 2012.  Working in a familiar overseas region accompanied with close working relationships prevented any obstacles logistically, ensuring once again the successful and timely delivery of a project within the scheduled programme by Windell.