For the last 10 years, ECOCEANE has invested in Research & Development, which has resulted in the registration of several patents and the development of a large range of multipurpose ships allowing cleaning operations to be carried out at sea, coastal areas, lakes and rivers.


Years of R&D






vessels operating


ECOCEANE has sold more than 100 vessels

  • CATAGLOP® range (6 to 10 m): for the maintenance of ports and coastlines. One person crew, quick intervention.
  • WORKGLOP® range (10 to 20 m): for Major ports / Rivers / Coastal Areas / Offshore Supply. These vessels possess additional features, such as firefighting, lifting or towing.
  • SPILLGLOP® range (20 to 65 m): Deep-sea and major disasters intervention, with full range of features (rescue, diving support, FIFI, etc.).





Classified as Oil Recovery Ship by Bureau Veritas.

All vessels comply with the most demanding standards for construction and safety. The design and construction (stability, structure, construction follow-up, testing) are certified by Bureau Veritas, guaranteeing strict monitoring of international standards. The recommendations made by the French Maritime Affairs are respected for maximum personnel security on board.

Ecoceane’s ships can be classified ORS (Oil Recovery Ship) by BV, ensuring the best protection and the reduction of risks for oil recovery.

Design office

The design office conceives ships with ABAQUS and CATIA software (Dassault Systemes). The vessels are designed directly in three dimensions to produce a complete 3D model. This allows to incorporate into the model most details including the equipment, the structure and components. Having all this information makes ergonomics and space allocation easy. Moreover, this process accelerates design time by automating repetitive tasks and facilitating the 2D drawing, using automatic refreshing for example.

These state of the art software are also capable of other study features, such as:

  • CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics).
  • Hulls and shapes calculations.
  • FEA (Finite element analysis).
  • Nesting and digital cutting files.
  • And more.

Label COP21-CMP11 Climate Change Conference 2015

Thanks to its exception marine pollution combat performance the Spillglop 250 is the first pollution clean-up ship in the world to receive this environmental distinction.

US OHMSETT test certification

Real life tests were carried out in the US Coast Guard OHMSETT’s wave/tow tank facility from the 18th to the  22nd of August 2014.

The Workglop® 128 was tested in different settings to replicate at best the reality of offshore conditions: waves of different heights and wavelengths, different collection speeds (0-3 knots), and various oil viscosities (medium to heavy).

In each testing configuration, the Workglop® 128 recovered under normal conditions between 95 % and 100 % of the spilled oil, with a collection rate of 50 m3/h.

The Workglop® 128 has demonstrated the capabilities of Ecoceane’s vessels (same cleaning technology in all vessel ranges) to collect all types of floating hydrocarbons without creating any emulsion.

These tests have validated our technology which makes it possible to transfers hydrocarbons during collection, with various viscosities, even in rough seas (wave simulation), thus allowing to do oil spill cleanup operations 24 hours a day, and to transfer collected hydrocarbons continuously into a succession of storage vessels.

All Ecoceane’s vessel are designed with the same patented technology which ensures the most efficient equipment in term of oil spill cleanup operations.

Ice Version


Available for SPILLGLOP® range for recovering hydrocarbons in polar regions, following an ice breaker.

A grill system is integrated in the bow of the vessel . The set of cleaning elements is fitted with a heating fluid system, allowing flow movement. Cleaning arms fitted on the vessel are only used without ice .

Icebreaker / RG®

REVERSEGLOP system can be adapted on an icebreaker, giving it the qualities of a cleanup vessel, recovering pollution in reverse.

ICE version ensures the service and the protection of the Arctic environment.