18 Million Square Metres to be Cleared at Peacekeeping Centre
Janus Global Operations (JGO), one of the world’s largest demining companies, has won an $8.4 million contract for EOD clearance at the Yavoriv International Peacekeeping & Security Centre (IPSC) from the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.
JGO will clear nearly 18 million square meters of “munitions and explosives of concern” and “material potentially presenting an explosive hazard,” with work commencing in April and scheduled for completion by January 2018. Some 150 JGO personnel will be involved in the operation. The company will eliminate threats wherever they are posed by landmines, improvised explosive devices, dropped munitions (bombs, dispensers and submunitions), projected munitions (projectiles, mortars and rockets) as well as other unexploded ordnance.
US, NATO and Ukrainian forces have participated in training exercises at the IPSC and will continue training there until at least 2020.