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Litter & Fence Booms

Bolina Litter and Fence Booms are a development of our Debris Boom which are used where wetland habitats need protection from both water-born debris, and wind blown rubbish. By preventing debris reaching the habitat our booms avoid the need for manual debris recovery which can cause damage to the sensitive site.

They share the same features as our Debris Control Boom but incorporates replaceable Netlon fence panels.

Litter & Fence Boom Installations

See more photos in the Environment Booms gallery here

Operational Features

  • Unique flush-sided design deflects debris and protects floats from boat operations
  • Used to permanently protect nature reserves or help arrest light craft
  • High freeboard for litter containment or wire for added safety
  • Unique 'kite' floats with integral ballast weights keep boom upright to retain litter or support fence wire
  • Low wind resistance with minimum top-hamper
  • End assemblies follow changes in water level automatically

Bolina Standards

  • New tooling for float mouldings (low profile colours available)
  • Polyethylene floats are rotation moulded to Montreal Protocol standards
  • Proven long-term UV stability
  • Floats foamed with Lloyds Registered marine grade material (except for Environment Booms)
  • All components made to ISO 9001 standards
  • Steel components hot dip galvanised to ISO 1461
  • Certified welding quality
  • 30 years experience in flotation
  • Past experience in mouldings for MOD, RNLI, ABP, EA, HIE, BW
  • Thorough design and execution of boom projects

Construction Features

  • 8mm reinforced curtain for permanent deployment with 26 ton material break load
  • Shear bolt system to protect the curtain from damage
  • Simple instructions and stainless steel fastenings
  • Easy disconnection for access
  • Maintenance reduced to occasional inspections
  • Includes litter fence for increased freeboard or fence wire for added safety
  • Easy to repair fence components while afloat and in service
  • Optional colours and lettering for floats

Deploying booms with the above features protects natural habitats from tidal litter.