Scotia Handling Services offers quayside load testing of all types of mooring bollards – a service we have seen an ever growing demand for over the past ten years.

It is common place within today’s ports, harbours and dockyards that the “in use” mooring bollards have an undetermined mooring capability. It is becoming increasingly apparent that there is a significant risk of bollard failure due to corrosion, fatigue and  ever larger vessels now docking. Because of this, we are being employed with increasingly regularity to test bollards to allow ports to give assurances to their customers and to protect their own vessels.

Our specially designed hydraulic testing jig is easily deployed and has the capability to safely load test bollards up to 75 tonne.