The agreement will see expand its already wide range of EOD equipment, trained technicians and its existing portfolio with the “Barracuda” bomb and mine disposal system, designed by EORCA; a modular self-filled explosive charge with a Non-Electric (NONEL) remote initiation system. Expeditionary EOD spreads, including two Remote Ordnance Lifting Systems (ROLS) to transfer ammunitions away from critical assets, EOD support vessels and temporary storage facilities are also part of the joint assets.
In addition, exclusive use of EORCA UK's new “HYDRA” - Hyper-Water Jet Disruptor System - which offers a “Low-Order” / “Disintegration” solution alternative. "This is a real breakthrough in the market and provides our answer for a safer and sustainable world," said Martin Sisley from . "EORCA’s highly experienced and fully qualified specialist EOD supervisors, technicians and mine clearance divers will work alongside our EOD specialists, ROV teams and survey personnel to relocate, identify and advise on the execution of UXO/EOD operations, both offshore and nearshore.
"Our business management system is state of the art; risk assessments, EOD procedures, licences and permits are in place to deliver all EOD solutions."
Lt Cdr Adrian Dann, EORCA’s founder, commented: “Having operated as an EOD and UXO provider within oil and gas, offshore renewables and British nuclear industries for over 18 years, we have developed and maintained a long-standing relationship with over 30 former members of the Royal Navy Mine Clearance Diving Branch whose professionalism and expertise help to deliver outstanding results and exceptional customer satisfaction. We are excited about this arrangement with .”
Lt Cdr Dann brings over 15 years’ UXO experience in the offshore industry and 26 years’ active service in the Royal Navy as a maritime mine warfare and mine clearance diving EOD specialist, and will become EOD superintendent.
combines the expertise and experience of its two parent companies: N-Sea, a leading survey and IRM subsea solutions provider, which delivers effective and cost-efficient subsea support services to asset operators and tier one contractors within the energy industry, while BODAC (part of the Den Group), a leading UXO risk mitigation company, is certified in historical research, archaeology, UXO surveying, identification and neutralising explosives in land and marine environment.
N-Sea CEO, Arno van Poppel, commented: “There is no doubt that has been successful and this exclusive agreement with EORCA is all part of our strategy to be the go-to UXO solution provider."
Den CEO, Jeroen den , commented: “ has built an enviable track record of UXO survey, identification and disposal, offering its one-of-a-kind service to the UXO industry. Our partnership with the highly experienced EORCA team will accelerate our growth strategy.