Offshore waste compactors, balers & compactor bags

Our offshore compactors & balers are purpose-built by us for the tough operating conditions encountered on offshore platforms, FPSOs, drilling rigs & large special purpose vessels (DSVs, CSVs, ocean-going dredgers, etc).

  • Offshore waste compactor Waste compactors
    •  Designed & manufactured by us for offshore use.  Safe, efficient & reliable.  Large capacity but small foot-print.  Quick & easy to operate.
  • Offshore baler Offshore balers
    •  Re-engineered by us for offshore use.  Compacts cardboard & plastic packaging etc into bales.  Saves times.  Produces easy-to-handle baled waste.
  • North Sea compactor bags Compactor bags
    •  Made from flame retardant fabric.  Designed & tested to achieve SF for SWL (1250kg) when lifted by crane.  Polyethylene-lined options available.
  • North Sea Compactors Logistics & support
    •  Efficient on-shore support.  Equipment maintained to a high standard.  Consignments despatched quickly & efficiently.

About our customers

Meet our customers

Our compactors and balers are designed and manufactured specifically  for the tough operating conditions found offshore.  They have an unsurpassed record for safe, efficient & reliable operation which translates directly into significant cost savings & operational benefits for end-users.

Our equipment & unique offshore-quality compactors bags are used on a wide variety of offshore installations around the world in locations as diverse as the North Sea, Angola, Azerbaijan, Newfoundland, Nigeria, Gulf of Mexico and Western Pacific.

 Platforms & FPSOs...

Forties Alpha - Apache Corporation
 Forties Alpha (Apache Corporation)

 Drilling rigs...

Transocean Leader - Transocean
 Transocean Leader (Transocean)

 DSVs, CSVs & dredgers...

Seven Atlantic - Subsea 7
 Seven Atlantic (Subsea 7)

 Flotels / Floatels...

Safe Boreas - Prosafe SE
 Safe Boreas (Prosafe SE)

About us

Meet North Sea Compactors Ltd

We manufacture our own design of heavy-duty, large capacity, fully pneumatic offshore waste compactor.  Our core competencies are in equipment design and certification, pneumatic engineering, maintenance and supply logistics.

Our compactor and baler designs have been tried and tested over many years in the unforgiving environment of the North Sea.  This experience has been used to improve the machines.  This has included, for example, using more robust components, installing improved air cleaning and lubrication, further improving the compactors' in-built safety features and making various other incremental improvements.

We are fabricating new compactors certified to DNV GL Standard for Certification 2.7-1 "Offshore Containers" (June 2013) and EN 12079:2006 "Offshore Containers and associated lifting sets" (April 2006).  All our machines comply with the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (and are "CE" marked) and other relevant harmonised standards governing mechanical operations and control and safety systems.  They also comply with the UK's "Supply of Machinery (Safety) regulations 2008" (Statutory Instrument No. 1597) and "Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998" (Statutory Instrument No. 2306).


North Sea Compactors Ltd is proud to be a member of the leading organisations representing the UK's oil and gas industry and the businesses and communities of north-east Scotland.

Oil & Gas UK Supply Chain Code of Practice
Energy Institute FPAL registered
Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce Total DECOM MISSION HUB

Get in touch with us

Contact details - send us a message

Contact details - call or visit us

Location:  We are located in Aberdeen a short distance from the harbour and nearby offshore supply bases on the south side of the city.

Address:  Units 7 & 9, Logman Centre, Greenbank Crescent, East Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, AB12 3BG, United Kingdom

Telephone:  +44 (0)1224 248455

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Business hours
  • Monday to Friday: 07:30-17:30
  • Saturday: open by arrangement
  • Sunday: open by arrangement