Marine Containment

Floating Debris Containment Boom Supply and Installation

Providing a proactive response to marine oil and fuel spills in rough waters, we offer floating boom (also known as floating oil containment booms) supply, installation, and removal service as required.

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Designed and engineered by Trade Enviro, the video above shows a huge amount of turbulent water moving all around the floating boom barriers and altering the conditions substantially. The boom was designed as a heavy duty floating boom to protect suction lines from debris like sticks, branches and anything else that could become an obstruction. Needless to say, the client was very happy with the result.

Made in Australia for Australian Conditions

Our floating booms are made in Australia and designed for tough Australian conditions. They create marine containment barriers within their boundaries after being deployed. Containment booms, also known as ‘floating booms’ or ocean booms are typically installed prior to a project beginning. Deployed floating booms ensure the containment of free-floating liquid spills. They can also be used as an integral component of spill response for oil spill management and oil containment. Containment booms can be accompanied by recovery equipment, high-speed boom reels, and storage systems as well as spill kits and silt curtains. They’re available in different shapes and sizes according to your application. If you are not sure of your requirements contact us today for product information

Rapid deployment, ease of cleaning, optimal storage configurations and efficient transportation. 

Our floating containment booms are designed for still or open water conditions with fast currents. Heavy duty oil spill booms, external foam filled deflection floats and components are available.

Trade Enviro offer a complete, supply, installation, removal service as required.

  • Storage: Conveniently folded for transport, deployment and repacking
  • Closed-cell foam floatation: Provides greater durability, buoyancy, wave and wind resistance
  • PVC casings: UV stabilized heavy duty
  • Gal chain: Lower tension member and ballast for the boom
  • Convenient handles & fold points: For ease of handling and storage
  • Quality construction: Webbing reinforced seams for strength, using high tensile strength fabric, PVC or urethane coated fabrics
  • Universal Boom Connectors: improves load distribution, enables multiple booms to be joined together quickly and individual lengths can be replaced

If you are unsure of your requirements? Talk to Trade Enviro for some reliable advice or a fully packaged cost-effective solution.

Floating Boom Configurations

MODEL NUMBERCasing materialFree boardDraft
CB450-class 1680gsm PVC150mm300mm
CB650-class 1680gsm PVC200mm450mm
CB900 – class 1680gsm PVC250mm650mm
CB1000 – heavy duty (ocean boom)900gsm260mm740mm

Click here for explanation of technical terms used in table above

Technical Terms:

  • FREEBOARD: Distance from water line to top of the float chamber
  • SKIRT: Material used between the float and the ballast chain pocket (PVC)
  • DRAFT: Distance from the water line to the bottom of the curtain
  • BALLAST: Area of curtain closest to the sea floor, weighted with gal chain to ensure curtain shape and integrity
  • CONNECTOR: ASTM standard, Z-connector

Frequently Asked Questions on Containment Booms

floating oil containment boom - Aerial View
Floating Containment Boom Installation
Can I use them in open water conditions?
Yes you can but careful consideration is needed for selection. Excessive wave and wind conditions will make a successful deployment impossible. Larger float diameter will increase the buoyant force of the boom; we recommended increasing float size for partial waters.
How can I anchor them?
Many ways. Speak to us today call 0434 314 803
How do I get them to site?
We will ship them on two way pallets for motor freight and forklift access. Alternatively, we can ship them individually strapped and wrapped for manual handling.
How do I move them around on the water?
It’s acceptable to tow floating booms with a vessel of some nature. Depending on the length of containment booms attached together, a very small vessel can be used in sensitive areas and shallow draft conditions. We supply two bridles for towing longer lengths into position efficiently. Often a land base point is established for the start point of the containment area. If you’re installing from a land point consider the way the boom will alter current flows once it’s in position. Try to run as much boom parallel with tidal forces as possible. If this isn’t possible consider increasing your anchoring system.
*For technical assistance call us. NEVER use a machine such as an excavator and bobcat to tension the boom.
How expensive are they?
Floating containment booms are not expensive compared to the cost of cleaning up an oil spill. Our booms are reusable and we offer a complete refurbishment and service ensuring maximum return on your containment booms.
How quickly can I get them?
Fast, we usually have some in stock. If not in stock we can usually supply within 10 days.
How will I clean up and absorb after a spill?
We have you covered for clean-up products after the event of a spill. We have a complete range of absorbents and spill kits along with waste disposal bags. For larger scale clean up we can supply skimmers and recovery equipment
How many linear metres should I buy?
Enough to safely contain the area you need without over tensioning of the containment boom. We recommend a 10% contingency. A little extra is fine and if you fall short of containing the spill it will have been worthwhile having the extra length. We offer specialised selection services, call us today and we can discuss your project and the best way to mitigate risk. E-mail your site layout to

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