UXO research is necessary because explosives can pose a great risk when carrying out earth-moving activities and work in the water bottom. UXO from World War II, such as unexploded bombs, grenades, mines and ammunition, are still present in the subsurface and water bottom.
T&A has its own fleet of survey vessels and team of certified UXO divers
Preliminary UXO survey - Phase 1
T&A's preliminary UXO investigation is a desk study to establish whether there is an increased risk of the presence of UXO from the Second World War in a specific area. This is done through literature and archive research and the interpretation of aerial photographs.
UXO detection is carried out if the preliminary UXO investigation (phase 1) gives reason to do so. During the detection survey, T&A determines the location of suspicious objects (possible UXO) using geophysical detection techniques. We advise the client which technique or combination of techniques can best be used to achieve the research goal.
The approach of UXO takes place if the detection survey (phase 2) reveals a number of suspicious locations. The suspicious objects (possible UXO) are exposed, identified and, if necessary, removed. The ultimate responsibility for the explosives approach lies with an UXO expert.
During the Second World War more than 5500 planes crashed on Dutch territory. Most of the wrecks can still be found in the Dutch subsurface. Approximately 400 of these airplane wrecks probably still contain human remains of the crew members.
T&A has more than 20 years of experience in bringing UXO detection projects to a succesful end. It is our goal to always look for the best, safest en and most cost efficient way to realize your UXO project.