Dynasafe BACTEC attended 2017’s New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards on UK Tunnelling Day 2017, 7th of December. Dynasafe BACTEC Limited has provided tunnelling UXO support to a significant number of both the UK and also the internationally shortlisted projects.
Support to these projects included UXO risk assessments, intrusive magnetometer surveys, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Engineers and marine UXO surveys.
Tunnelling UXO support is an interesting area. Although most traditional sized tunnels are constructed in the zone below typical bomb penetration depth UXO risk should still be considered on these types of project. The main tunnel alignments may be at considerable depth, however, initial construction and access areas are highly likely to pass through the bomb penetration zone and longer term structures such as access and maintenance shafts, escape tunnels and other facilities will be constructed within this zone. Other tunnels such as micro tunnels, pipe jacked structures, culverts and other relatively shallow constructions will often fall within the bomb penetration zone.
Dynasafe BACTEC can provide initial UXO risk assessments for all types of tunnelling and underground structures projects as well as other sub-surface or surface infrastructure projects. As site investigation and construction phases progress services such as EOD watching brief, intrusive magnetometer surveys can be performed to ensure there is no uxo buried in construction areas and that UXO risk is mitigated and the project progresses safely.
For more information on the winning and shortlisted projects in 2017’s awards please visit NCE Tunnelling awards 2017
For further information on Dynasafe range of land and marine based uxo risk mitigation services go to www.bactecuxo.com