Nammo to Demil Cluster Munitions for the UK MOD
Nammo has recently signed a Demil contract with the UK MOD for demilitarization of their stock of 50000+ ea of 155mm Extended Range Bomblet Shells (ERBS).
The contract is a result of the Oslo Convention and the Ban on Cluster Munitions, signed by 94 Nations in Oslo on 3rd December 2008. The fact that the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MOD) has taken this timely action will influence other signing nations of the Oslo Convention.
The disposal of the ERBS’s will start in September 2010, at NAMMO’s demil facility at NAMMO Buck outside Berlin in Germany. The contract is scheduled to be completed early 2013.
“For NAMMO it is of utmost importance that the UK, as one of our most important demil markets, has signed this contract with us and choose a secure and environmental friendly demilitarization method. The contract was awarded under competition. “This is yet another proof that our expertise is competitive on the market”, said Reijo Bragberg, Executive Vice President of NAMMO’s Demil Division.
Nammo is teamed with EDSL in UK for this contract and other Demil contracts.
NAMMO has a world leading expertise in industrialized and eco-friendly demilitarization of conventional ammunition in general and cluster munitions in particular. On behalf of several NATO customers, the Group has demilitarized several million sub-munitions from cluster munitions in the facilities in Norway, Sweden and Germany over the past ten years.
Col Andrew Gibson, the Defense General Munitions Project Team Leader, said, “Placement of this contract will ensure the UK MOD meets its legal obligation agreed under the Oslo Convention in a cost effective and responsible manner”.