G4S wins mine clearance contract in Mozambique

  • 21 Jul 2009 10:45
G4S Risk Management, the leading global provider of risk mitigation and secure support services, today announces that its Ordnance Management business has been awarded a contract by SASOL, South Africa’s largest oil and gas company, to carry out land mine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey and clearance programme in Mozambique.
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The ten Ordnance Management teams, made up of around 500 African and European deminers and vegetation cutters, are being deployed to clear around 1,000 sq kms of land around Pande / Temane region in Mozambique.  This clearance activity will enable the laying of thousands of kilometres of seismic lines and facilitate SASOL’s exploration for oil and gas deposits.

G4S Risk Management has offered ordnance management services to governmental, commercial and humanitarian organisations since 1994 and its teams have operated in over 24 countries, including Afghanistan, Cyprus, Iraq, Nepal and South Lebanon.  Over that time it has cleared thousands of kilometres of land and destroyed over 20 million items of unexploded ordnance.

Nigel Billingham, Managing Director of G4S Risk Management, commented: “We are very pleased to have won this ordnance management contract in Mozambique as it underlines our operational experience in the country and allows us to continue our support for SASOL in its development of the oil and gas industry in that country.”

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