Somalia has long been a hub of conflict and violence, largely driven by the Civil War from 1991 – 2006, and the subsequent collapse of state functionality.
Into this vacuum, inter-ethnic violence, regional security issues and terrorist activity proliferated, fuelling dangerous advances in the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
There is a significant need to remove the explosive ordnance left from decades of conflict.
Against this backdrop of insecurity, SafeLane Global has been delivering training and mentoring to African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) troops in IED disposal (IEDD) and force mobility.
As Somali forces prepare to take the mantle of ensuring stability and security, SafeLane Global remains poised to assist with its technical capacity, in-country knowledge and proven teaching and mentoring methodologies.
Combat engineering in Somalia
Vehicle checkpoint (VCP) rebuild; inner security ring Mogadishu International Airport.Read more
Emergency response to explosion in Somalia
In 2017, Mogadishu was rocked by the largest explosion in the city’s history. SafeLane Global's Somalia team immediately responded.Read more
UXO clearance in Papua New Guinea for oil company
Oil company technical adviser
"[SafeLane Global] has provided UXO clearance services in Papua New Guinea for both our Phase 2 Geotechnical Site Investigation in August of 2010 and our Phase 3 Geotechnical Site Investigation. During the Phase 2 investigations, they provided clearance for 8 borehole locations and 7 test pit locations, as well as access paths to these locations. This Phase 2 work was performed directly as a subcontract to our Geotechnical Engineering Consultant. During the Phase 3 investigations, we engaged [SafeLane Global] directly to provide clearance of 5 borehole and 9 test pit locations and associated access routes. On both investigations, [SafeLane Global] provided knowledgeable and experienced personnel to perform its clearance work professionally and in a timely manner, allowing the geotechnical investigations to be completed without incident. We are very happy [SafeLane Global's] work and would not hesitate to utilize them again should the occasion arise."
Truly impressive accuracy and reliability of survey data
Sewage infrastructure company
“[SafeLane Global] was able to schedule and deploy multiple resources in accordance with our demanding construction programme. The level of accuracy and reliability of the survey data is truly impressive with only one intrusive investigation which turned out to be a live UXB”
Training support for mine action services in Somalia
”As part of the Annual Review we visited SafeLane Global's HQ in Jowhar yesterday. As part of this SafeLane Global staff provided support with the training stands where they performed excellently. They were extremely professional, enthusiastic and friendly and contributed significantly to the visit. Please pass on our appreciation to the guys for their performance.“ Client's IED Operations Officer