Safety is the name of our game

The safety of man and environment has been tantamount to the development of BollardScanTM. 

The risks of accidents and incidents during mooring operations are likely to increase rather than decrease. The load testing of bollards with tugboats, heavy wires and other machinery belongs to the past now that BollardScanTM is available. 

BollardScanTM is a non-destructive way of testing and will be executed by well-trained staff,   highly experienced in port operations. The equipment is portable and lightweight and can be used even in the most remote parts of any port. 

The company

BollardScanTM is a trading name of Dutch based Mooring BV, which is affiliated to Transoil Transhipment Services ( and Marpol Services ( Together, these companies offer over 60 years of experience in the maritime industry. See contact for our offices and representatives.


As BollardScan is a world leader in testing the structural integrity of bollards, sister company Quayconsult is specializes in port infrastructure inspections and detecting defects. Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) is used to test sheet piles. And for testing crane rails, fenders and associated constructions, we use a proven non-destructive vibration test (BollardScanTM). Testing the safe operation of quick release mooring hooks is also part of our field of activity. The expertise of both companies results in safer port operations.

Certified by Lloyd’s

In august 2018 a review of the procedures and an on-site demonstration of the BollardScan technique was conducted by Lloyd’s Register. From their report: ‘The non-destructive dynamic testing is designed for the inspection of dock side bollards in order to assess the integrity of the bollard structure and evaluate the condition of the bollard mountings, supports by the assessment of in-depth analysis of the captured data.The reviewed documents and an on-site demonstration of the technique applied to a typical bollard has confirmed that the company are considered technically acceptable for their intended applications, and are of a high, professional standard. The inspection provides an empirical, non-destructive method of assessing and monitoring the structural integrity of a bollard and its mountings’.

Meet the experts

Willem van Hoorn I Managing Director 
Active in the maritime industry since 1972 in various functions in both Merchant and Royal Dutch Navy. Co-founder of BollardScan and Quayconsult. Willem is managing the overseas operations and is responsible for training new staff.

Ray Dent I Technical Manager 
Experienced technician with broad experience in both mechanical engineering and quality control. Ray did join BollardScan in 2019 and is now in charge of Research and Development.

Marc Cleophas I Chief Executive Officer  Active in the maritime sector with a focus on Ship-to-ship transfers and shipwaste collection. As founding father of BollardScan and Quayconsult Marc has a strong focus on the overall management of both companies. LinkedIn

Shared knowledge

Vienna Consulting Engineers

BollardScan delivers a highly reliable, scientifically underpinned way of testing marine bollards in a non-destructive way in collaboration with Austrian based science institute Vienna Consulting Engineers.

Interesting business proposition

BollardScan already has multiple contract partners and is planning to expand this number over time. That’s why we want to get in touch with qualified parties to discuss the opportunity to become a BollardScan representative. Please contact Marc Cleophas (CEO) directly: 0031 6 22 29 38 37 /