After several explosions at a military facility in Gerdec, Albania where 26 people lost their lives and hundreds were injured. We were contracted to undertake the clean-up of the site which was strewn with ordnance, both fuzed and unfuzed. The area had to be cleared to allow the local inhabitants to reclaim their land which was contaminated with unexploded ammunition. In all 91 acres of land had to be cleared and four very large craters filled in and levelled off. In all some 108,000 shell and over 60,000 brass cartridges were removed and sent for disposal by the Albanian Armed Forces.
We employed 50 personnel to clear the surface and below ground using the latest locators to map and remove the ammunition that fell back to the site after the explosions and were buried in the ground. It took over 100,000 cubic meters of earth to fill the craters which had to be sifted through a trammel to separate any metal items from the soil. Many fuzes and small shells were found during the filtering process.
Brass Cartridges Cleared
m2 of soil
Shells and ordnance destroyed
In time vegetation grew on the site which had to be cut and removed before the clearance operation could continue. Heavy machines were brought in to assist in the movement of soil and to level the site where required.
We are proud to have been selected for such an imposing task, which resulted in the Albanian Government being able to hand back the land to the people of Albania.
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our site functions. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website.
Other external services
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.