Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Remediation

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Site Assessment 

Often the first step of the UXO Site Assessment is a Historical Desktop Review. This review is a formal, thorough evaluation of the documentation relating to the site, including the historical defence and government agency records to identify activities that may have resulted in a UXO contamination legacy. This step is also combined with a detailed UXO risk assessment, and together these processes allow us to develop an initial picture of the likelihood of UXO contamination and risk.  

Field Validation Survey 

A field validation survey is a physical assessment of a percentage of an area to provide an indication of UXO likelihood. 

The reporting of the Field Validation Survey will provide documented evidence of the site’s UXO risk and inform any future site UXO management and remediation plan. Conversely if no evidence of UXO is found during the Field Validation Survey works then the reporting is sufficient to allow development works to proceed. 

Site remediation 

UXO remediation is the location, removal and appropriate disposal of all UXO, EO and EOM of a specified size from the surface and to a specified depth below the surface, within the specified boundaries of an area.    

OPEC Systems has full in-house capability to design, plan, safely execute and deliver a tailored UXO remediation solution.        


OPEC Systems has a transportable demilitarisation facility to safely manage and undertake offsite removal of ‘free from explosive’ certified Explosive Ordnance Material (EOM). This enables safe offsite disposal, with appropriate material tracking documentation, to commercial metal recycling facilities. 

Have a concern about UXO contamination at your site? Please contact us for an obligation free conversation about how we can help at [email protected]