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Emergency Response

EPE maintains a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), since 2007, providing the readiness and availability of antipollution Tanker Ship «AKTEA II OSRV» based in Greece. The vessel can be mobilized to face major pollution disasters following EMSA’s instructions.

It is the policy of EPE to operate all its business activities in a responsible manner, which assures the health, safety and security of people, preservation of the environment, quality of the services and products while remaining in accordance with all relevant HSEQ and legal requirements in the countries of operation. EPE strives to continuously improve its HSEQ performance through the establishment of measurable HSEQ targets.

List of Services

  • Environmental Protection Services during Salvage Operations
  • Pumping of Fuels and Cargo from Sunken or Grounded Vessels
  • Emergency Spill Response, Management and Cleaning
  • Oil & HNS Spill Response Training Services
  • Ship-to-Ship & Ship-to-Shore Transfer
  • Risk Assessment & Analysis
  • Equipment Rental
  • Wreck Removal

EPE is active since 1987 in the field of hazardous and non-hazardous waste management. Highly experienced, scientific and technical personnel, equipped with state-of-the-art technical means, are qualified to offer premium integrated waste management services. EPE’s subsidiary Polyeco SA located in Aspropyrgos, Greece, is the only fully licensed facility in the country offering complete services in industrial and ship-generated waste management. Through its global service operator Polyeco Group, EPE offers a full spectrum of services including recovery, remediation, waste management and final disposal services across five continents with 20 operating entities.

EPE has a long track record of experience in the execution of some of the most demanding hazardous waste management projects funded by UN organizations such as UNDP, UNIDO, OSCE, FAO and the World Bank. It has provided services to more than 1.000 industrial sites and facilities, as well as 800 corporations around the world. EPE has gained significant experience in licensing for the exportation of hazardous waste, in compliance with the Basel Convention and EU Regulation 1013/2016 and is managed on site by highly experienced experts (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors) in compliance to ADR/IMDG/ RID/I ATA regulations.

List of Services

Industrial Waste Management

EPE focuses on providing complete, sustainable waste management services suitable for all kinds of industrial waste streams, through established waste management treatment and final disposal practices, as well as project-specific solutions.

Collection, storage, transportation & final disposal/recovery of all types of hazardous/non-hazardous waste
Sludge/hydrocarbon treatment services
Decontamination of PCB containing equipment /treatment of PCB oils
Radioactive material management
Survey & inspection of hazardous/non-hazardous cargo
Confidential document destruction
Tank cleaning
Waste water treatment
Rehabilitation of industrial sites
Waste identification and characterization, sampling and chemical analysis
Site characterization, sampling & chemical analyses

Waste Streams:
Ship generated waste
Oily sludge
Sludge from tank cleaning
Out of specifications fuels, greases, non-recyclable oils
Drill cuttings
Emulsions, oil-water mixtures
Out of specifications pharmaceutical and veterinary products
Contaminated and non-contaminated packaging materials
Solvent distillation sludge, paint sludge, ink sludge
Contaminated absorbing and filtering material
Contaminated soil
Physicochemical treatment sludge, wastewater treatment sludge
Out of specifications chemicals, anti-freezing agents, brake fluids
Out of specifications pesticides, insecticides, disinfectants, POPs etc.
Laboratory waste
Radioactive waste (NORM and sealed source)

Soil, Water & Site Remediation

EPE offers two lines of services: Recovery and Treatment & Disposal, which can be designed according to a project, to best suit its needs, limitations and resources. All services comply with the relevant regulations.

Sludge Recovery & Treatment
EPE offers sludge recovery services combined with suitable treatment/disposal techniques. Mechanical and chemical separation technologies are utilized for effective recovery.
Chemical oxidation and enhanced bioremediation are used for the remaining non-recoverable material/solids.

Sludge Disposal with Thermal Treatment
Thermal treatment for oily sludge is used to support the disposal process when the in-flow of material is sufficiently steady and high in volume. This type of treatment is highly recommended when the output can be utilized for industrial or domestic purposes.

Soil Remediation
With a diverse technology portfolio, EPE is able to provide treatment solutions for contaminated sediments for a wide range of contaminants from petroleum hydrocarbons to chlorine compounds that are suitable for different types of climates, soil types, environments, and regulatory frameworks.

Soil & Groundwater Remediation
The unique nature of the electro-kinetic technology used by EPE enables the simultaneous effective treatment of polluted soil and contaminated groundwater. This capability enables us to offer more efficient and cost-effective solutions for clients.

Industrial In-situ Remediation
EPE offers a range of technology solutions such as electrokinetic treatment, chemical oxidation and enhanced bioremediation as in-situ remediation options. Our promise to our client is to provide a solution that has minimal effect on the client’s business operations. This enables us to significantly reduce the operating cost of the treatment and create significant savings for our client.

Asbestos Abatement

EPE with its highly qualified personnel and state-of-the-art equipment offers complete and reliable solutions for the abatement of Asbestos,onshore and offshore. EPE undertakes
all the required processes of Asbestos Management down to their Final Disposal Certificate issuance.


Survey & Sampling
Risk Evaluation
Asbestos Removal & Disposal
Technical Analysis & Overview

Hazardous Waste Services

EPE provides quality field services for the industrial sector including the oil & gas, power production, pharmaceutical, chemical, metallurgical as well as research institutions.

Sustainable hazardous waste management comprises the following components:

Delivery of UN approved containers and specialized equipment and consumables imported from EU.

On site management by highly experienced and competent personnel (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors) in compliance to ADR/IMDG/RID/IATA Regulations.

Significant experience in licensing for the export of hazardous waste in compliance with the Basel Convention and EU Regulation 1013/2016. EPE has established a broad communication network with Basel competent authorities all around the world.

Successful exportation of hazardous waste through all means of transport e.g. shipping containers, cargo vessels, air transport, road and rail.

Cooperation with a wide network of EU hazardous waste licensed disposal facilities in Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, UK (hazardous waste landfills, incineration plants, physicochemical treatment plants) and selection of the most cost effective facility tailored to each project needs.

Full documentary and photographic report of the services including HSE plans, working plans, Emergency Response Plans and Receipt/Disposal Certificates in compliance to the Basel Convention and EU Regulation 1013/2016.

Conduction of training course for the clients including all aspects of hazardous waste management in compliance with EU and US standard.

Oil Sludges Management

Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. (EPE) collects and manages solid and pumpable oil sludges,in compliance with the latest legislation. Numerous waste streams can be collected, stored, treated and disposed. Final Disposal Certificates guarantee our services.
Our aim is to achieve total customers’ satisfaction along with safe and environmental friendly collection and transportation of ships’ waste.


Integrated Waste Management Services for Hazardous and Non Hazardous Oil Sludges and Cargo Residues
Fully Licensed Treatment Facilities
Collection of Solid Waste from any Offshore/Onshore Installation, FPSO, Oil tankers
Collection and Disposal of Oil Sludges from FPSO, FSO, Oil Tankers, etc.
Treatment and Remediation / Recycling of Special Waste Streams
Sampling – Labelling – Identification
Hazardous Waste Treatment
Waste Transport and Certified Final Disposal
Repair Waste Management

Chemical/Hazardous Material Emergency Response

In the case of an accidental release of hazardous materials, EPE is fully qualified and ready to respond. Please call our 24/7 Line +30 210 40 60 000 in the case of any emergency incident.

Our intervention team is fully equipped with Personal Protection Equipment and according to the needs and level of each incident. Specialized equipment, such as Photoionization detectors (PIDs), XRF Portable Analyzers (heavy metals) and Radioactivity Detectors are operated to detect possible hazardous environments and further implement Response Operation Plans.

H&S and Operation Plans are enforced in accordance to International Standards on Hazmat handling including proper container and vehicle stowage. Disposal of hazardous waste is always in compliance to Basel Convention/EU Regulation 1013.


Full inventory of spilled chemicals
Experienced and highly trained intervention team attendance
Hazardous material / Waste clean up
Hazardous material / Waste repackaging and environmentally safe final disposal
Coordination between incident manager, intervention team and competent authorities
Full compliance with local and international regulations