ERWTEC is a neutral consulting company that has the experience of working in former and current conflict zones to reduce the threat of death and injury from Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and landmines.

ERW is Explosive Ordnance (EO) that is left abandoned or unexploded in battlefields. It does not include landmines, but includes all the other forms of conventional explosive weaponry such as grenades, sub munitions, mortar bombs, rockets, artillery shells and air-dropped bombs.

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) comes into existence when the ordnance is used fired, dropped, launched or projected but fails to detonate. All types of ordnance are subject to some failure rate, meaning that wherever there has been fighting some UXO contamination is likely.

Abandoned Explosive Ordnance (AXO) consists of weapons that have not been fired, dropped, launched or projected but have still been left littering the area or the battlefields. AXO can range from just a few individual items to whole ordnance stores that have been abandoned.

Where societies lack the resources to manage the problem effectively these threats can cause ongoing death and injury for decades. In the immediate aftermath of conflict concentrations of ERW may be an acute problem. Where it is dispersed over a wide area ERW can present a long term threat for a society to manage.

ERWTEC have working experience from Bosnia, Western Sahara, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.