Since 1977, EPE has been expanding its services according to the needs of the Oil & HNS Industry. The driving force behind EPE has always been the perceptiveness and vision of a team of experts, who has constantly been developing tailored solutions addressing to waste management and Oil & HNS issues. EPE values its customers and their professionalism and commits to achieve excellence in all offered services, regardless of size and revenue.
EPE offers a complete range of environmental services for oil and chemical spills and is prepared to respond to the needs of all types of onshore and offshore facilities, including oil terminals, production platforms, refineries, shipyards, oil recovery plants, power stations, chemical industries, ports, harbors and marinas. Other services include oil and chemical spill response, hazardous waste management, protection and preparedness for ports and installations, management of distressed cargo, design & production of marine equipment and tank cleaning.
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EPE’s emergency response capabilities exceed the needs of customers’ requirements independent from how challenging, immediate or risky they are. EPE has successfully responded to more than 2.500 marine pollution incidents that occurred over the last four decades, offering a wide range of services addressing to waste management, oil/chemical spill response, STS transferring services, protection & preparedness and ancillary environmental services.
An integrated worldwide network of experienced and trained personnel, facilities and stockpiles enables EPE to provide services of superior quality to all kind of vessels, onshore and offshore facilities including oil terminals, refineries, shipyards, recycling yards, pipelines, power stations, industries, ports and marinas, in accordance with relevant legislation.
EPE also 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.
Port Reception Facilities
Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. (EPE) collects and manages ship-generated solid waste and cargo residues, as described under Annexes I, II V & VI of the International Convention Marpol 73/78. Our experience in ship-generated waste management, along with the qualified and trained personnel, guarantee the quality of our services.
Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) is a document which locates, identifies, and quantifies all potentially hazardous substances onboard vessels that can pose risk to crew’s health and safety or to the environment.
In principle, an IHM should consist of three distinct parts, as follows, prepared in accordance with IMO MEPC. Resolution 269(68)/2015 “Guidelines for the Development of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials”:
- Part I: Hazardous materials contained in the ship’s structure and equipment referred to in Annexes I & II of the SRR & Appendices I & II of HKC
- Part II: Operationally-generated waste
- Part III: Stores
Damaged & Distressed Cargo
When cargo is damaged or distressed on a ship, it can cause significant problems for the shipping company and the individuals involved. This can lead to delays in the shipment, increased costs for repairs and replacements, and potential legal issues. Damaged cargo can also pose a safety hazard, both for the crew members on the ship and for other ships and individuals in the surrounding area.
Protection Preparedness & Consultancy
Since 1977, EPE offers complete services against chemical and oil spills and has responded to more than 2.500 incidents. Our experience and specialised scientific and technical personnel allows EPE to maintain its leading role in the protection of the marine environment. Due to its, environmental awareness and professionalism, EPE has been recognised and appreciated by the relevant national and international authorities and organisations.