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WHY: BODAC makes groundwork safer

HOW: With impassioned and skilled employees and high-quality equipment.

WHAT: BODAC’s 30 employees perform historical research and risk analysis and give advice on the detection, approach, identification and safeguarding of UXO. Subsequently uncovered UXO is handed over to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service (EOD).

BODAC is a branch of the Den Ouden Groep and a member of the Dutch association of explosives detection companies, the “Vereniging voor Explosieven Opsporing” (VEO). BODAC has many years of experience in UXO research and detection. Therefore, BODAC is a suitable partner for historical research and detecting UXO, both on land and underwater.

Research has shown that the Dutch soil still contains a large amount of UXO from the Second World War; it is estimated that only 20% of these explosives have been located and identified. These left- behind explosives are a very real threat to the safety of humans and animals alike, especially during the development of construction or infrastructural projects.

Click on the image to view the animation of the bombings between 1940 and 1944. (Source: IWM Map)

Bodac is specialised in finding these explosives. The first step in the process of clearing a project area is historical research. During this research, evidence for the presence or absence of UXO is gathered. Based on these findings, we will advise you on the best course of action.

If there is a suspicion that there may be UXO in the project area, it will be necessary to clear the area before other construction works can take place. Bodac can carry out this detection in accordance with official rules and regulations, specialist knowledge, modern equipment, careful methods and in cooperation with the EOD and, of course, the client.

Would you like to learn more about the detection activities of Bodac? Please contact us free of engagement.