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About Us

About Us

the EPE story

the EPE story

In 1977, Mr. Ioannis Polychronopoulos founded Environmental Protection Engineering (EPE) S.A. and established the head office in Piraeus. EPE offers a complete range of environmental protections services and products, including emergency response services for oil and chemical spills, as well as certified oil spill training.

EPE counts over 45 years in the Marine & Industrial sector investing in researchdevelopment and implementation of new technologies. EPE has developed innovative machinery for water treatment & environmental response services. Motivated by the Maritime needs and dedicated to the environmental rules, EPE provides worldwide solutions for the Maritime sector.

Proud for EPE!

By continuously investing in research, EPE is a leading company in designing and production of various types of marine equipment and systems such as bilge oil water separators, sewage treatment plants, potable water related systems, sacrificial anodes, anti-fouling and cathodic protection systems. EPE has also established trustful collaborations as a sale agent for sprinkler, sewage and stainless steel piping systems as well as other electronic equipment for ships.

We are engineered to respond 24/7

Since 2007 and after participating in international tenders, EPE maintains a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), providing the readiness and availability of oil spill response vessel “AKTEA OSRV” until recently and now for the next years of the new oil spill vessel “AKTEA II OSRV”, based in Greece. The vessel can be mobilized to face major pollution disasters following EMSA’s instructions.

A worldwide expansion

EPE respects compliance rules, as well as socio-environmental responsibility rules, cherishing the ethics and the prompt service to the quests of its customers. We offer smart services and expertise to our customers, so we can overcome together the challenges of sustainability.


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Human Resources

Environment FIRST

We have a special purpose to protect the environment and our ecosystems. Our people are crucial to our success and turning that purpose into reality. With over 45 years of experience and specialist knowledge in emergency service, over 200 qualified spill specialists are standing by to respond to any incident around the world.

Our corporate team members possess an in-depth and long-term experience and expertise in responding to emergencies in various fields and disciplines within the Incident Management Teams. On our side, we are committed to keep attracting, developing and retaining competent professionals, who are aligned with our company’s values and principles and actively contribute to our long-term success.


Our workforce believes in and is passionate about EPE’s purpose and these are the tools that set us apart. We create passion-driven teams who are dedicated to our business success.

This is the reason why we strive to create a safe and equal work environment that will continuously provide our staff with motivation, challenge, and professional growth. Trust and respect, teamwork and collaboration, mutual support and open communication, are integral components of our company’s culture.

At EPE, safety is a top priority. Our professionals are committed to act in a safe and efficient manner that protects the Health, Safety and Well-being of our personnel, third parties, customers and people affected by our activities.

Our Values


We are passionate about what we do and the impact that we can have!


We nurture a fair, transparent, inclusive, and collaborative culture!


We are dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment!


Through innovation and technological achievements we can achieve wonders!


We build strong, long-term relationships based on trust and integrity!

Our Goal

EPE aims to be a top-tier provider of marine equipment and systems while establishing dependable partnerships as a trusted sales agent for ship-related products.

Our Mission

Devoted to provide quality tailor made services in a socially and environmentally responsible manner by utilizing our people’s expertise and know how.

Our Vision

The customer always comes first. We commit to best-in-class customer support through a dedicated team ready to respond. At EPE, we constantly stand by you.


At EPE, we are committed to sustainability and the preservation of the environment. We understand the impact that our actions have on the planet and are constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. By implementing energy-efficient practices in our facilities, we strive to make a positive difference in the world. We believe that by taking small steps, we can make a big impact and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future for all. Whether through our products or our business practices, we are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and doing our part to protect the environment.