UXOcontrol, the Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation solutions expert has entered into an exclusive partnership with the leading UXO and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) solutions provider, Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance Clearance Action (EORCA) UK, to support its further growth in the market. With this partnership we can always deliver high quality EOD services and we have quick response teams, permits and assets ready to serve our clients within 24 hours all over Europe.
The agreement will see UXOcontrol expand its already wide range of EOD equipment, trained technicians and its existing portfolio with the “Barracuda” bomb and mine disposal system, designed by EORCA; a modular self-filled explosive charge with a Non-Electric (NONEL) remote initiation system. Also expeditionary EOD spreads, including 2 Remote Ordnance Lifting Systems (ROLS) to transfer ammunitions away from critical assets, EOD support vessels and temporary storage facilities are part of our joint well-maintained assets. In addition, exclusive use of EORCA (UK)’s new “HYDRA” Hyper-Water Jet Disruptor System, which offers a “Low-Order” / “Disintegration” solution alternative. This is a real breakthrough in the market and provides our answer for a safer and sustainable world.
EORCA’s highly experienced and fully qualified specialist EOD Supervisors, EOD Technicians and EOD Mine Clearance Divers will work, fully integrated and alongside UXOcontrol’s EOD specialists, ROV teams and survey personnel to relocate, identify and advise on the execution of UXO/EOD operations, both offshore and nearshore. Our business management system is state of the art, Risk assessments, EOD procedures, licences and permits are in place to deliver all EOD solutions, Safe, Sound, Swift and completely in control with over 1000 detonations done over the last 10 years.
Lt Cdr Adrian Dann, EORCA’s founder, commented: “Having operated as an EOD and UXO provider within oil and gas, offshore renewables and British nuclear industries for over 18 years, we have developed and maintained a long-standing relationship with over 30 former members of the Royal Navy Mine Clearance Diving Branch whose professionalism and expertise help to deliver outstanding results and exceptional customer satisfaction. We are excited about this arrangement with UXOcontrol.” Lt Cdr Dann brings over 15 years’ UXO experience in the Offshore Industry and 26 years’ active service in the Royal Navy as a Maritime Mine Warfare and Mine Clearance Diving, EOD specialist and will become UXOcontrol’s EOD Superintendent.
N-Sea CEO, Arno van Poppel commented: “There is no doubt that UXOcontrol has been successful and this exclusive agreement with EORCA is all part of our strategy to be the go-to UXO solution provider”.
Den Ouden CEO, Jeroen den Ouden commented “UXOcontrol has built an enviable track record of UXO survey, identification and disposal, offering its one-of-a-kind service to the UXO industry. Our partnership with the highly experienced EORCA team will accelerate our growth strategy.”
UXOcontrol combines the expertise and experience of its two parent companies. N-Sea, a leading survey and IRM subsea solutions provider, delivers effective and cost-efficient subsea support services to asset operators and tier one contractors within the energy industry, whilst BODAC (part of the Den Ouden Group), a leading UXO risk mitigation company, is certified in Historical research, archaeology, UXO surveying, identification and neutralising explosives in land and marine environment.