Germany

During WWII, 1.5 million tonnes of high explosives were dropped on the territory of the Third Reich by British and American forces; 22,580 tonnes of ordnance was released over Hamburg alone.

Allied bombs had a failure rate estimated at up to 20%; consequently, up to 300,000 tonnes of unexploded aerial ordnance remained across Germany and Austria after the war.

Much of it poses a threat to life and commercial operations to this day.

However, the dangers posed by unexploded ordinance are underestimated. The fact is explosives do not lose potency, the timescale for TNT to break down chemically is measured in millennia for example. Since the end of WWII there have been spontaneous detonations of undiscovered time-delay devices, therefore the requirement for protection from explosive threat in Germany is significant.

SafeLane Global has been at the forefront of the systematic mitigation of this threat in Germany since inception. It operates as an end-to-end service provider, on land and in water, for its governmental and commercial clients. SafeLane Global surveys, searches for, detects, identifies and clears explosive remnants of war, and has the scale, capability and experience to deliver any project.

In Germany, SafeLane Global also offers commercial blasting operations, and a full suite of technical diving services including all diver investigations, in-water welding and underwater concrete work.

Managing directors
Helmut Pönisch

Phone: +49 33 78 51 90-0

Fax: +49 33 78 51 90-15

E-mail: helmut.poenisch@safelaneglobal.com

Tino Leutnitz

Phone: +49 33 78 51 90-0

Fax: +49 33 78 51 90-15

E-mail: ino.leutnitz@safelaneglobal.com

Tom Krumpholz
Responsible for construction diving and underwater ordnance clearance

Phone: +49 33 78 51 90-0

Fax: +49 33 78 51 90-15

Mobile: + 49 173 5 38 22 85

E-mail: tom.krumpholz@safelaneglobal.com

Henry Lieberwirth

Phone: +49 33 78 51 90-30

Fax: +49 33 78 51 90-15

Mobile: +49 172 9 90 65 15

E-mail: henry.lieberwirth@safelaneglobal.com

Ordnance
Udo Grieger

Ludwigstraße 61, 63456 Hanau

Phone: +49 61 81 7 03 30 00

Fax: +49 61 81 7 03 30 09

Mobile: +49 172 28 75 545

E-mail: udo.grieger@safelaneglobal.com

Vattenfall/MIBRAG:
Karl-Heinz Lindner

Phone: +49 33 78 51 90-31

Fax: +49 33 78 51 90-15

Mobile: +49 173 208 89 05

E-mail: karl-heinz.lindner@safelaneglobal.com

Marcel Delock

Phone: +49 33 78 51 90-41

Fax: +49 33 78 51 90-15

Mobile: +49 162 2 06 27 15

E-mail: marcel.delock@safelaneglobal.com

Berlin/Brandenburg:
Günter Schott

Phone: +49 33 78 51 90-40

Fax: +49 33 78 51 90-15

Mobile: +49 173 2 08 89 04

E-mail: guenter.schott@safelaneglobal.com

Genthin:
Ingolf Wittwer

An der Mittelheide 5, 39307 Jerichow OT Roßdorf

Phone: +49 39 33 95 11 92

Fax: +49 39 33 95 11 16

Mobile: +49 172 9 91 00 89

E-mail: ingolf.wittwer@safelaneglobal.com

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