UXOcontrol, which specialises in unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk mitigation, has entered into a partnership with UXO and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) solutions provider, Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance Clearance Action (EORCA) UK
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 remote initiation system, along with expeditionary EOD spreads including two remote ordnance lifting systems to transfer ammunition away from critical assets, EOD support vessels and temporary storage facilities.
The deal also includes exclusive use of EORCA (UK)’s new ‘Hydra’ hyper-water jet disruptor system, which offers a ‘low-order’/’disintegration’ solution.
EORCA’s specialist EOD supervisors, technicians and EOD mine clearance divers will work alongside UXOcontrol’s EOD specialists, ROV teams and survey personnel to relocate, identify and advise on the execution of UXO/EOD operations, offshore and nearshore.
EORCA founder Adrian Dann said, “Having operated as an EOD and UXO provider in the offshore oil and gas, renewables and British nuclear industries for more than 18 years, we have developed and maintained a long-standing relationship with over 30 former members of the Royal Navy mine clearance diving branch who deliver outstanding results. We are excited about this arrangement with UXOcontrol.”
UXOcontrol combines the expertise and experience of its two parent companies. N-Sea, a survey and IMR subsea solutions provider, and BODAC (part of Den Ouden Group), a leading UXO risk mitigation company.