Recovery of sargassum seaweed

Our team is currently working on a project funded by ADEME (The French Environment and Energy Management Agency) for the study of sargassum seaweed recovery for the manufacture of bio-sourced plastics.

Brown sargassum seaweed represent a real scourge for Guadeloupe and Martinique, which have been suffering massive strandings of these seaweeds on their shores for several years. These have many negative effects on human health, the environment and the local economy.

However this seaweeds are not initially toxic, but once beached, they enter the decomposition phase and produce significant releases of gas that can cause olfactory nuisance and health problems.

Therefore, ADEME launched a call for project which goal is to find viable solutions for the valorization of this material.

Le 09/10/2017

Intervention curage et déshydratation

Le Floch Dépollution réalise le curage de 4 lagunes de l’ancienne station d’épuration par lagunage de La Buisse.

Un volume de 5900 m3 est à extraire par drague avant leur déshydratation par une centrifugeuse type S4.

Le chantier à débuté début septembre par le faucardage et la création d’une plateforme à proximité de la lagune. Le début des travaux de curage et déshydratation ont démarrés le mi-septembre.

La fin complète du chantier est prévue pour la mi-novembre.


GI WACAF National Workshop, Pointe-Noire, Congo

One consultant from Le Floch Dépollution was assigned by IMO to conduct a workshop along with a technical adviser from ITOPF on waste management during an oil spill incident within the framework of the GI WACAF project.

Two days were dedicated to the presentation of a waste management plan.

An exercice was carried out the alst day to test the knowledge of the participants who were asked to develop their own waste management plan in a given situation.

Representatives from National Authorities as well as others maritimes services, oil companies (Total, Eni, Perenco) and NGOs assisted to this workshop which was held in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo from 27-29 June 2017.

The activity report will be available soon on the GI WACAF website.

Le 12/07/2017

Containment system, French Guyana & Guadeloupe

The SARA refinery has various depots for which oils are conveyed through wharves located in Martinique, French Guyana and Guadeloupe.

Le Floch Dépollution is in charge of the construction and implementation of a containment system (permanent booms and tidal compensators) to prevent from any oil spill that could occur on these wharves.

  • French Guyana - Dégrad Des Cannes & Kourou : Intervention from 13 to 22 March 2017

  • Guadeloupe - Jarry ; Intervention from 29 May to 3 June 2017


Oil Spill Response Training POLMAR

Our company was selected by the Centre de Valorisation des Ressources Humaines of Nantes (CVRH) to realise a training on repair techniques of booms and storage tanks fabrics.

This training was aimed to technical staff of POLMAR centres in charge of maintenance and repair of oil spill equipment.

After completing this training, the trainees were able to make repairs on different kind of fabrics on booms and storage tanks.


Assistance technique Brest, France

Le Floch Dépollution has been contacted in the beggining of April to carry out the following operations in the port of Brest, France during the maintenance operation of the cargo ship MV CAPE MARIA :

  • Set-up of oil containment system around the stern of the cargo

  • Technical assistance during maintenance period

  • Dismantling of containment system, clean-up equipment operation and waste treatment



The MARENDA Project in which Le Floch Dépollution has been involved since January 2016 was achieved in March 2017 by trainings on specific topics adapted to each country (Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Nigeria etc.).



Le Floch Dépollution celebrates this year it's 50th anniversary. Our company was created during the first oil spill of the Torrey Canyon in 1967.

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