In addition to being an operational site, Vingåker also houses our international project headquarters, Nammo Demil AB and from here we manage complex international projects often involving logistics or system design.
Nammo specializes in handling excess, outdated and obsolete conventional ammunition and ensures the highest standards of safety and environmental consideration are applied within our processes
We are proud to confirm that not only do these processes comply with current European Union laws and regulations, they often exceed them.
The teams of experts within Nammo are supplemented by long term partnerships with key suppliers such as waste management companies and international logistics providers which mean that we can offer customers a full project solution tailored to specific needs.
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 800m below the surface in a disused copper mine in Norway. Typically we can process around 2.5T NEQ per day making this a unique and extremely fast process
Disposing of stockpiled obsolete or surplus ammunition in a responsible manner is a principle that is shared by many countries. Nammo is able to rapidly, safely 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 Demil of small caliber conventional munitions, right through to highly complex cluster ammunition, aircraft bombs and missile systems and where needed, we will undertake a complete stores clearing program on behalf of clients.
Our logistic experts are on hand to offer the best solutions for transportation by land or sea and will assist with licensing and permit where required.
The market demand for the demilitarization of obsolete or outdated munitions within defense communities has steadily increased over the last 20 years.
It has been supported by recent global legislation such as the Oslo Convention, which prohibits the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions, and the similar Ottawa Convention that focused on anti-personnel mines. Under these conventions, governments have agreed to destroy existing stockpiles of the weaponry within pre-agreed timeframes and Nammo has assisted greatly to the success of these initiatives.
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.