UXO Survey and Clearance Netherlands

Preliminary investigation

During World War II, The Netherlands was bombed countless times. In 1940 as well as in 1944-1945 many ground battles were fought here.

Additionally, thousands of fighter aircraft crashed. To guarantee safe future working conditions, we advise the commissioning of a preliminary investigation as to the potential presence of conventional explosives.

Suspect or non-suspect area

AVG retrieves information from several sources, like the municipal archive, international aerial photo archives, the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD) and the National Archives in London. The available facts are analysed and verified, in order to determine if there could be explosives on your project site. The project site is considered non-suspect, if there are no indications of former acts of war. If the preliminary investigation turns out that there is an indication of former acts of war, an advice containing the required measures follows. The attempts to reduce and eradicate high-risk locations are aided by using contraindications like post-war excavations.

Fact sheet and a conventional explosives ground-impact map

AVG uses the Geographical Information System (GIS). The retrieved information indicating the potential presence of explosives is documented and visualised on a presentation sheet. The conventional explosives ground-impact map indicates suspect and non-suspect locations in the area under investigation. The client receives a GIS shapefile, so he can quickly identify the high-risk locations.

Photo gallery

Any questions?

Call Explosives Detection Netherlands: +31 416-700220