Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Survey

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Survey in Kenya & East Africa

SECO offers an innovative, fully integrated service for unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations.

Unexploded ordnance (commonly known as UXO, sometimes referred to as UXB) is an intrusive ground investigation to detect any unexploded ordnace, such as bombs, mortar shells, bullets, mines and artillery shells buried in the ground. These may still pose a risk of detonantion, even though they may have been buried and dormant for decades.

Construction work, particularly excavation and piling, can unexpectedly detonate UXO causing significant damage and possible loss of life. A UXO survey can detect the threat without detonating it so that it can be dealt with in a safe manner.


Our UXO surveys can bring safety, budget and programme benefits to development projects by enabling potentially dangerous objects to be avoided or removed and by avoiding unplanned delays to excavation, piling or construction.

With decades of experience in investigating UXO risk, you can be confident that we have the technology and expertise to conduct effective surveys, either on a standalone basis, or as part of an integrated ground investigation.

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