SYCOPOL is a French organisation comprising equipment manufacturers and service providers engaged in pollution control. SYCOPOL (OIL SPILL CONTROL ASSOCIATION) is a group of companies involved with the control of water and ground pollution at an international level.

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40 Avenue Jean Jaures,ZI Petroliere , Issou Gargenville , Ile-de-France 78440 France
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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Air Pollution Treatment
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

SYCOPOL FRANCE brings together:

  • equipment manufacturers
  • chemical producers
  • service suppliers

INTERNATIONAL Conferences & Exhibitions

The INTERSPILL Conference & Exhibition in cooperation with the International Oil Spill Conferences (IOSC) and SPILLCON (Australia) is operating in a three year cycle.

  • IOSC will be held in United States, Long Beach (CA), from may 15 – 18, 2017 at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

SYCOPOL's objective is to provide customers with strike-teams, equipment, products and techniques ensuring comprehensive, fast, coordinated, therefore efficient responses.

With its wide ranging products and services, SYCOPOL is able to respond to all needs relating to oil spill control at sea, on rivers, lakes, ponds and beaches.

The Oil Spill Control Association (SYCOPOL) is a group of companies involved in water and ground pollution control at international level.

It brings together :

  • equipment manufacturers
  • chemical producers
  • services suppliers

Prevention and organization of efficient means of intervention at sea are often the best way of avoiding a catastrophe. That is the prime role of SYCOPOL with its international services organizations. They have at their disposal aerial means and an extensive fleet of tugs, boats, and barges for off-shore towage and submarine tasks when required.

In oil fighting operations, it is important:

  • to decide whether to implement dispersant in the open sea before the slick reaches the shoreline.
    • Today's dispersants are highly efficient products and they are approved by all recognized authorities in Europe and world-wide.
    • They can be sprayed from aerial means or from boats by spraying manifolds or spraying guns.
  • to contain the hydrocarbon slick with floating booms.
    • A pollution may be contained with absorbant booms of different types or retention inflatable booms. image
    • These booms can be delivered on autonomous reels. The reels are equipped with hydraulic inflatable systems and can contain up tu 200m of booms.
  • to recover the maximum amount of spilled oil.
    • Skimmers and various recovery systems for collecting very viscous weathered and emulsified oils. image
  • to store the recovered products in integrated tanks and soft-skinned containers.

In harbour locations, on rivers or lakes, absorbent booms can be deployed or absorbent in bulk can be sprayed out.

For shoreline cleanup operations, SYCOPOL offers a range of recovery systems from oil suction devices to more complex disigns, as well as flexible tanks or collapsible ones. The final cleaning can be done by mechanical means or by using the bioremedation technique (accelerated biodegradation).

SYCOPOL offers also to centralize the control of oil fighting operations from a mobile headquarters

In the presence of soil or water pollutions, SYCOPOL perform an on-site diagnosis using latest analytical technologies: chromatography, spectrometrie, Infra-red, immunochemical...

Polluted sites are cleaned using real-time analytical follow-up procedures associated with strict end-controls. Analysis are validated according EEC norms and ISO 9000 quality insurance procedures.image

All SYCOPOL's materials and products have been tested by officially recognized laboratories such as CEDRE (Documentation, Research and Experimentation Centre on Oil Pollution), the Warren Spring LABORATORY, the SFT...
They have been successfully used on all major oil spills around the world suuch as the Amoco Cadiz, Tanio, and Exxon Valdez disasters, and in the Arabian Gulf (1993, 1991), Madeira, the Haven Spill, etc