The Project is the result of an international tender launched by the European Union that EXPAL was awarded, and it contemplates the destruction of 3.400.000 mines.
The inaugural ceremony took place on May 27th, at the plant EXPAL has installed in Belarus for the destruction of PFM-1 Mines in this country.
The Defence Deputy Minister of Belarus acted as chairman to the ceremony, which was also attended by high representatives of the European Union, an ample representation of ambassadors to Belarus, Military authorities and EXPAL representatives.
The Project is the consequence of an international tender launched by the European Union that EXPAL was awarded, and it contemplates the destruction of 3.400.000 mines.
The plant has been specially designed and built by EXPAL to carry out the scope of the project. Safety and complying with European Environmental standards have been fundamental parameters in the development and building of the facilities and the design of its processes, thought specifically for the destruction of this type of ammunition. These are the first facilities capable of taking on this task that has never before been performed.
The EC’s support for the destruction of Belarus stockpiles of PFM-1 landmines is linked with the Government of Belarus`s ratification of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their destruction.
EXPAL’s Demil services
EXPAL’s Demil services cover the elimination of obsolete, surplus and disused ammunition and explosives. The combination of experience, know-how and its own technologies and processes, as well as the capacities for recuperation and reuse of the materials that allow the reintegration of the ammunitions and explosives into a new life-cycle within civilian use, have made EXPAL a clear leader in these activities.
Demil is carried out following EXPAL’s own procedures and processes, based on security, environmental protection and quality standards established by international norm on these matters.
EXPAL develops, produces and integrates a wide portfolio of products and services for the defence and security industries. Its clients are Ministries of Defence and armed forced from around the globe, international organisms and other leading defence companies.
Currently, EXPAL’s products and services are employed by over 40 countries all over the world.
EXPAL has more than 1,000 employees and 11 production centers in Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Denmark and U.S.
EXPAL is the head of MAXAM’s defence Business Unit.