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Research Energy of Ohio | Commercial and Military Blasting Machines
50th-anniversary

LEADER IN COMMERCIAL & MILITARY BLASTING MACHINES

Looking back at the Aswan II Project

A Nile River Project, circa 1984

The Aswan II River Flood Control Dam, located on the Nile River near Aswan, Egypt, was a modern reconstruction project approved by the Arab Republic of Egypt Ministry and the Qattara Hydroelectric and Renewable Energy Resource Projects Authority. We were proud to be part of this massive, historic project which provided a major energy supply for Egypt's modernization needs.

Thick, sand-layered granite formations were blasted out of the river bed to provide new water control and direction. Accurate electric millisecond delay blasting caps, in conjunction with the REO BM-175-10ST, provided strict safety and vibration control for daily production blasting adjacent to the historic Aswan II Dam. A Research Energy engineering team went directly from the U.S.A. to Aswan to assist and train French and Egyptian blasting crews in the use of the BM175-10ST and associated modern blasting techniques. Drilling and blasting engineering and execution was provided by AGAT, Cairo, a joint venture of Grand Travaux's De Marseille (GTM) of France. The AGAT Construction project Manager. Mr. P. Vidil; Blasting Coordinating Engineer: Mr. Jean Maitre.

REO's Richard E. Walker at the project site

Who we are & what we do

Mining | Quarrying | Construction | Demolition | Pipeline

Research Energy is the worldwide leader in sequential blasting systems. Established in 1969 in the heart of Ohio's coal country, founder Richard E. Walker invented and patented the Sequential Blasting Method, which revolutionized the industry.

Now 50 years later, REO remains a leader in commercial and military blasting machines. Our equipment is used in mining, quarrying, construction, demolition, and pipeline projects around the world.

Let us know how we can help you. Contact us anytime with questions or to place an order.

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