RPS Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) management services assist client in Asia Pacific to remediate a former artillery range from World War Two (EES)

RPS Explosives Engineering Services were appointed to act on behalf of a global energy provider as their subject matter expert and Explosive Remnants of War client representative on a new development area within Papua New Guinea


RPS Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) management services assist client in Asia Pacific to remediate a former artillery range from World War Two (EES)

On instruction from the client RPS carried out a detailed review of all previously collected data and risk assessments from which they prepared a detailed request for proposal which was issued to a number of accredited international organisations who carryout clearance operations.

 

Once proposals had been received, RPS assisted the client in their technical evaluation and worked closely with them to ensure the selected contractor mobilised resource within good time ensuring no adverse impact was felt by the project in additional delays.

 

The contractor, MineTech International, part of the Exploration Logistics Group based in the United Kingdom mobilised a suitable resource including armoured vehicles to carryout the systematic clearance of the entire site. 

 

The project achieved the clearance of more than 1300Ha recovering in excess of 1000 explosive remnants of war.  The project utilised as much as possible local resources in the form of national manpower and local support contractors.  Additional to this refresher training was given to the local military explosive ordnance disposal team who successfully carried out a number of demolitions throughout the project ensuring international best practice was followed at all times.

 

Within its portfolio of projects RPS Explosive Engineering Services has successfully carried out similar operations on behalf of clients in more than 14 countries in the last 3 years.  We have shown that by taking the burden of responsibility from a clients shoulder for a specialist component of a project, remediation of land affected by unexploded ordinance and/or landmines key project milestones can still be achieved in a cost effective manner. 

 

For more information contact:  Dave Denman, denmand@rpsgroup.com

+44 (0) 1291 621821

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