Vikoma International Limited

Vikoma International Limited

Vikoma International Limited, founded by British Petroleum in 1967 following the Torrey Canyon oil spill, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of oil and chemical pollution control systems. Vikoma is a world leader in the design and manufacture of oil and environmental control solutions. Our market leading position is supported by a highly knowledgeable and experienced engineering design team, together with an in-house manufacturing capability and an extensive global sales network. Vikoma is one of a select few manufacturers of oil spill response equipment in the world to hold the BS ISO 9001:2008 certification for sales, design, development, manufacture, installation and commissioning. This assures our customers of the consistent high quality of our products and is one of the main reasons why they come back to us year after year. Our customers include the major oil companies, governments, ports and harbours and major spill response organisations worldwide.

Company details

Kingston Road , East Cowes , Isle of Wight PO32 6JS United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Oil Spills
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €

Founded by BP in 1967,  Now celebrating 50 years, Vikoma is renowned world-wide as an industry leader for providing reliable and innovative environmental solutions. Vikoma products are supported by a team of highly knowledgeable experts.

Vikoma was formed by BP following the SS Torrey Canyon oil spill, the UK’s largest ever spill, when 32m gallons of oil spilled off the coast of Cornwall. Since then our equipment has been used in many major spills including those shown below. Other key events in our history and the history of oil spills are also shown below:

Amoco Cadiz oil spill 223,000 tonnes cost $87m

IXTOC well blow out in Gulf of Mexico 480,000 tonnes, cost $42m

Exxon Valdiz oil spill 38,500 tonnes cost $3.5 billion

Gulf War 1.5m tonnes cost $540m est. World’s biggest oil spill

First HI Sprint single point fast deployment boom sold Vikoma wins Queens award for export achievement

FasFlo skimmer systems and Cascade skimmer systems sold in response to OPA 90 Act

Vikoma ISO 9001 accreditation

Sea Empress oil spill 130,000 tonnes
The Vikoma Sea Devil “Tooth Disc” skimmer successfully used on the Sea Empress Spill as the Prestige oil spill

Vikoma Mini-Vac small portable vacuum recovery developed in response to the Nahodka spill in the Sea of Japan

Komara Star “Tooth Disc” skimmer developed and tested in situ in Venezuela where recovery of oil was recorded at 1,000,000 cst

Prestige oil spill 77,000 tonnes, Spain’s biggest spill

Vikoma celebrates the sale of the 500th unit of the Komara 20 skimmer to OSRL

Range of Power Packs developed for extreme environments (-32°C to +49°C)

Vikoma moved in to it new multimillion pound purpose built design and manufacturing facility adjacent to the River Medina in East Cowes, UK

Macondo oil disaster 210m gallons of oil spilled 230,000 tonnes, cost $10 billion

Management Buy Out backed by Agathos, new board of directors formed and shareholding management team

1992 First HI Sprint boom still in operation 23 years later