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About Bolina

Bolina, headquartered in the United Kingdom with strategic partners worldwide, is the European leader in marine safety, security and environment booms for inland waterways, ports, dams and critical infrastructure.


Its mission is to keep these healthy, safe and secure. Early 2020, Bolina was acquired by Ecocoast, a global leader in engineered products for the protection of coastlines and waterways.

The acquisition allows you to have access to an unmatched range of marine products for coastal and marine protection, demarcation, navigation, safety and security purposes globally.

  • 1998 1998


    Bolina is formed after discussions between Jerry Row (Founder) and British Waterways regarding their need for river safety booms.

  • 2000 2000


    First of over 400 Rope Safety Boom installations on the River Thames.

  • 2001 2001


    Tees Barrage – Bolina’s longest and most challenging site protecting the Tees Barrage from 1,000’s of tonnes of debris with a PDB600.

  • 2004 2004


    British Waterways were so impressed with the performance of the Tees Barrage boom compared with others that they had tried that they added a further 80m long environmental boom to the Tees which remains there to this day.

  • 2007 2007


    Maas 6 Boom in Holland paves the way for expansion into the Dutch Market.

  • 2011 2011


    Bolina Traffic Control Booms close off the River Rhine for President Obama at the NATO 60th Anniversary Summit in Strasburg

  • 2014 2014


    Cahorra Bassa – the first major LSB600 – 380m long Bolina boom replacing a failed competitors boom to protect the major hydro power installation in Africa.

  • 2015 2015


    Kariba Dam – 250m of Bolina LSB600 in Zambia protecting the critical hydropower installation.

  • 2020 2020


    Ecocoast acquires Bolina, giving clients unprecedented access to marine products globally.

  • 2021 2021


    Europe’s longest debris barrier! Installed by DEME in Belgium to remove plastic from waterways

  • You got straight onto it. The boom looks impressive.

    A.H., Project Engineer, WESSEX WATER
  • The booms have stood the test of time without requiring any maintenance. We therefore ordered some more, making Bolina our national contractor.
    A.R., Waterway Engineer, CANAL & RIVER TRUST
  • Many thanks for the fast response. Bolina has acted quickly, well thought through and effectively. A very high level super achievement of high quality!

    G.V., Maaswerken, RIJKSWATERSTAAT