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Explosive ordnance disposal at the Zeithain firing range


Project overview

  • Area and volume clearance of munition remnants
  • Screening of approx. 50,000 m3 of soil over an area of 140,000 m2
  • Containers containing small particles of explosives were crushed in an impact mill
  • Recovery of 1.2 million pieces of munition
  • Recovery of 103t of munition scrap
  • Client: Staatsbetrieb Sächsisches Immobilien- und Baumanagement Dresden I and II


Project background

Sections of the firing range and the fire and detonation areas were redeveloped between 2010 and 2015. During this process, over 50,000 m3 of soil was produced over an area of 140,000 m2 in two constructions phases for surface and volume explosive ordnance clearance using screening plants with magnetic and eddy current separators.

Small containers containing explosives, such as mine detonators, were crushed in an impact mill. Once the finds were sorted and packaged, 1.2 million pieces of munitions and explosive ordnance of all calibres were handed over to KMBD Saxony along with 103 tonnes of munition scrap.