Baghdad, Iraq – Falkon Eye, an Iraq-based explosive clearance company in partnership with Damasec Global Group - Mine Action Systems, a Danish-based Mine-/UXO-/Range- clearance company, has begun clearance operations in and around Mosul, directed and managed by the United National Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Iraq, consistent with priorities and tasking as received from the Iraqi government.
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to undertake these important tasks and are looking forward to conducting our operations in the professional manner and according to International Mine Action Standards (IMAS)” said Andy Gleeson, Project Manager Falkon Eye/Damasec. “We have every confidence that our teams are up to IMAS standards.” Falkon Eye supported by Damasec recently passed the standard reviews required of all operators before they can begin explosive hazard clearance and disposal.
“The explosive hazard clearance task in Mosul is massive and the technical challenges are difficult for reason that urban environments add a third dimension to clearance,” Andy Gleeson explains. “Hazards include not only unexploded ordnance near and below the surface, but improvised explosive devices (IED) triggered by complex mechanisms which can be hidden virtually anywhere - in walls, ceilings, fixtures.”
Many of Mosul’s buildings and much of its infrastructure was either extensively damaged or destroyed during the Daesh conflict and remains heavily contaminated with IEDs as well as many types of unexploded ordnance before rehabilitation and reconstruction projects can proceed. In addition, an estimated 7.5 million tons of debris needs clearance before it can be removed and reprocessed/recycled as aggregate.”
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