Ship2Shore is closely associated with Bollard Proof Ltd. Bollard Proof brings together a demonstrable wealth of industry expertise in marine contracting, covering design, build and installation.
This unique combination of skill sets gives us an invaluable understanding of how bollards should be tested safely to internationally recognised standards, realistic mooring conditions and, above all, client satisfaction.
Mooring bollards are a safety critical component of any port or dockside structure. Their function should be to reliably hold a docked vessel against its mooring lines during any ship to shore related operations. As ships get larger and freeboards increase, the service duty on bollards becomes ever more demanding and imperative. Bollard Proof’s patented test rig is a portable device that can be delivered to the quayside. Unlike other current methods of testing bollards, such as pull-testing between adjacent bollards or hammer tests that record and analyse the resonance in the bollard, our system simulates an actual ship’s mooring rope that loads the bollard by pulling away from the quayside in a range of combined vertical and horizontal angles.