The market demand for the demilitarization of obsolete or outdated munitions within defense communities has steadily increased over the last 20 years.
Nammo specializes in handling excess, outdated and obsolete conventional ammunition and explosive items. Our sites ensure the highest standards of safety and environmental consideration are applied within our processes in many cases not only do these processes comply with current European Union laws and regulations; they often exceed them.
Long term partnerships supplement the teams of experts within Nammo with key suppliers such as waste management companies and international logistics providers, which means that we can offer customers a full project solution tailored to your specific needs.
Nammo provides a complete Demil solution
- Customer product survey, inspection and assessment
- Logistics planning including product shipping (road or sea), licences, export, import and other legal documentation, security assessment and implementation ensuring safe arrival at Nammo (Norway or Sweden)
- Complete Demil processes to International, European and local environmental regulation.
- Full accountability throughout all processes Certification of disposal by official authorities
- Recovery, recycling and reuse (R3) of energetics where permitted and recovery and recycling of metals
- Certificate of Destruction and close out paperwork
Our facility in Norway, Nammo NAD, offers a total destruction process which is suitable for sensitive munitions and for this we use closed detonation facilities located approximately 900m below the surface in a disused copper mine in Norway. Typically, Nammo NAD can process around 2.5T Net Explosive Quantity (NEQ) per day, making this a unique and extremely fast process.
Our Site in Nammo Sweden AB specialize in ammunition disassembly, recovery and recycling of both energetics and components. Environmentally efficient, it operates to strict environmental regulation. With its recovery and recycling ability, this can make the demil process vert cost-effective
Disposing of stockpiled obsolete or surplus ammunition and explosives in a responsible manner is a principle that is shared by many countries. Nammo is able to safely, rapidly and cost-effectively dispose of such products while minimizing damage to the environment.
Our teams have a culture of continuous project and process improvements, always seeking innovative solutions to the complex challenges of today’s demilitarization market. We achieve this through investment in research and development, ensuring we’re constantly at the forefront of demilitarization capabilities and technological advances.
Our demilitarization abilities span from the Demil of small calibre conventional munitions, right through to highly complex cluster ammunition, aircraft bombs and missile systems and where needed, we will undertake a complete store clearing program on behalf of clients. Our technical experts can conduct customer product survey’s and offer guidance on how best to run the Demil process.
Our logistic experts are on hand to offer the best solutions for transportation by land or sea and will assist with licensing and permits where required. They are specialist in hazardous cargo movement and logistical handling.
The market demand for the demilitarization of obsolete or outdated munitions within defence communities has steadily increased over the last 20 years.
Nammo Demil plays a vital role in limiting the environmental and safety impact of outdated or obsolete munitions. Depending on customer requirements and the type of demilitarization project, we have the ability to recycle over 90 percent of all components we handle. In addition, our sites meet and exceed all local and international environmental laws and all sites prohibit any open burning or open detonation.
Our philosophy in processing the ammunition is to remove the explosive content and then, where possible, recycle materials including the energetics and use them for other purposes in the civilian market. This is known as the R3 Philosophy and stands for Resources Recovery and Recycling.