Desktop survey for UXO in Sardinia

SafeLane Global undertook a UXO desktop study to evaluate the risk/threat for the Porto Torres industrial site to support planned redevelopment activities.

UXO desktop survey

SafeLane Global was approached by a private client to provide an unexploded ordnance (UXO) desktop study to evaluate the risk/threat for the Porto Torres industrial site to support planned redevelopment activities.

During the Second World War Sardinia was an important air and naval base and was consequently exposed to heavy bombing, many of which are still being found today.

Prior to commencing construction activities, the client wished to understand the risk of finding UXO and the types which might be found.

SafeLane Global conducted comprehensive research about the history of the area to understand more about potential hazards.

This included investigation of:

  • Military history of the area;
  • Official and unofficial munitions dumping sites;
  • Military weapon ranges and training areas;
  • Wrecks of aircraft that may have a legacy of UXO contamination;
  • Defensive and offensive minefields laid by military forces;
  • Evidence of aerial warfare, including bombing, depth charge and torpedo deployment;
  • Evidence of naval surface and subsurface warfare and engagements;

A desktop survey evaluating the potential risk of UXO in the area was delivered on time and budget.

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