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SurfCleaner® SCO 1000

A fully self contained system for removal, separation and recovery of pollution in remote locations. Download product sheet here.

SCO 1000 – Skimmer Separator Hybrids for Oil Spill Cleanup


Unlike ordinary weir skimmers, the SurfCleaner SCO 1000 offers 100% automatic and continuous removal, separation and recovery of oil, diesel, petrol, microplastics, sludge, debris, and more.

More than 30 SurfCleaner units have been in operation for 10+ years in the oil water separation segment. We have served a variety of customers, including coast guards, oil refineries, and industrial ports in the Nordics and in Europe, for example: Swedish Coast Guard, Preem Refinery, Esso Refinery, Exxon Mobil, The Port of Stockholm, and Midroc

SCO 1000 – Perfect for Remote Oil Spill Cleanup


Portable Oil Skimmer Separator Hybrid – SCO 1000

SurfCleaner SCO 1000 is a smaller skimmer separator hybrid, built for lower-flow continuous separation of oil from water in oil and petroleum refineries, oil depots, ports, and industrial facilities. The low weight and foldable construction makes it suitable for oil spill response measures in seas, lakes, rivers, and oil caverns.

Our portable surface oil skimmer can be powered on-grid, from a regular power outlet, or off-grid by optional solar panels. It is controlled remotely by an easy-to-use smartphone app. With these features, the SCO 1000 is a very versatile solution for a wide range of applications in oil spill cleanup and oil refinery wastewater treatment.

  • Automatic removal and separation of oil with 100% separation capability
  • Recovers 100% of the oil – with a water content of < 0.5%​
  • Portable, easy to move and handle by one single person​
  • Capacity to collect and separate 1,000 liters of oil per hour
  • Continuous, automatic operation 24/7, over long periods of time, with minimal maintenance needs​​
  • Operation on-grid – or off-grid, powered by solar power

For technical specifications, download the product sheet or contact us.

Gravimetric Separation – the Unique SurfCleaner Technology

Testing: Small Skimmer Separator Hybrid

Prototype Testing: New Model Oil Skimmer Separator Hybrid

Customer references

Port of Stockholm

“SurfCleaner has made our daily work easier, and the results are below the environmental requirement of 3 ppm hydrocarbons in the cleaned water.”


“We were asked to test SurfCleaner – and run it until it broke down. It has worked perfectly since 2004 and we have recovered our investment more than 20 times over.”


“We found that SurfCleaner improved both separation and cleaning efficiency in the gravimetric separator. Since the start it has been operating continuously.”

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SurfCleaner Skimmer Separator Hybrid Applications


Industrial wastewater


Wastewater treatment


Ocean debris and plastics