Bolina is now an Ecocoast company Ecocoast

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

  • 2000 2000
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    First of over 400 Rope Safety Boom installations on the River Thames.

  • 2001 2001
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    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
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    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
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    Maas 6 Boom in Holland paves the way for expansion into the Dutch market.

  • 2011 2011
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    Bolina Traffic Control Booms close off the River Rhine for President Obama at the NATO 60th Anniversary Summit in Strasburg.

  • 2014 2014
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    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
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    Kariba Dam - 250m of Bolina LSB600 in Zambia protecting the critical hydropower installation.

  • 2020 2020
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    Ecocoast acquires Bolina, giving clients unprecedented access to marine products globally.

  • 2021 2021
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    Europe's longest debris barrier! Installed by DEME in Belgium, to remove plastic from waterways.