Rope Mop Oil Skimmer


Mavi Deniz, Rope Mop Oil Skimmer is a fibrillated polypropylene yarn that is oleophilic and hydrophobic. That while it rejects the absorption of water, it attracts all oils and floating chemicals.

Rope Mop Oil Skimmer’s fabric is constructed in a way that creates the maximum amount of surface area which in turn creates a massive recovery capability, through adsorption and retention of oil and floating chemicals.

The E-Series Rope Mop Oil Skimmer is an ideal of recovery of light, medium and emulsified oils in rivers, swamps, and other inland waters.

Long lengths of Rope Mop Oil Skimmer can be used enabling oil some distance from the wringer unit to be collected. As the mop system is an oleophilic ( oil attracting ) system, only a small percentage of water is picked up with the oil.


Attracts all oils and floating chemicals. Rejects water. Is not affected by floating debris on the water surface. Can be made to any length required. Can be made ready looped or open-ended. Is available in 4”, 6” 9” Widths or a particular full version is made to produce the mop net. Rope Mop Oil Skimmer has two different types – Black Mop for heavy oils and white mop for light oils and medium viscosity oils. Is hugely diverse in its use


  • Rope Mop Oil Skimmer, Ideal for operations in ports, harbors, inland and coastal where a quick response is required.
  • Pick up very little free water even in oil film thicknesses below 5mm.
  • Incorporate a unique Oil / Water separator, oil collection tank avoiding the need to store unwanted free water.
  • The small amount of free water picked up is returned immediately to the oil-contaminated area.
  • Do not need pumps; the recovered oil is normal gravity fed away.
  • Can be left running 24 hours each day, seven days per week if required.
  • Can be left for long periods unattended.


  • Floating guide pulley
  • Trailer
  • Larger oil sumps
  • Automatic offloading pumps
  • Lever sensor switches
  • Auto shutdowns
Mavi Mop 1Mavi Mop 5Mavi Mop 10Mavi Mop 15Mavi Mop 20
Oil Recovery Capacity0.6 m3/hr1.5 m3/hr3-5 m3/hr12-15 m3/hr20 m3/hr
Max Mops1 x 10 cm1 x 10 cm1 x 10 cm2 x 15 cm2 x 30 cm
Waste Oil Tank-150 lt300 lt400 lt600 lt
Waste Oil TankSteel or Aluminum
Oil TypesWeathered heavy oil / Separator sludge / Fuel Oil / Palm Oil / Diesel / Bunker / Fish oil and many others/
Rope MaterialPolypropylene filaments bound together using a nylon strap. Total cord length is 30 m. Cords can be attached to each another. Maximum joined length is 90 m
ConstructionSteel Frame protected with powder coated paint or Optional All welded marine grade Aluminum.
Dimensions0.45 x 045 x 0.45 m0.45 x 0.53 x 0.53 m1.08 x 0.46 x 0.69 m1.76 x 0.82 x 1.22 m1.83 x 1.12 x 1.3 m
Weight30 kg48 kg85 kg470 kg745 kg
Drive OptionsElectric / Diesel / Hydraulic / Pneumatic