Northern Marine Services (Scotland) Ltd Marine Lifting and Inspection


NMS provide a full range of inspection services with our LEEA trained personnel.  We are full members of LEEA, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Assocoiation, ensuring the highest standards of inspection and testing of your rigging and lifting equipment.  Our inspections services are available throughout the UK at your site or at our premises.


Rigging and Lifting Equipment

We are able to offer a full range of inspection in rigging and lifting equipment. Our engineers will arrive on site with fully fitted vans carrying a range of tools and equipment to allow inspection and servicing of your lifting equipment.

We can offer either a full site service or we will inspect your equipment at our premises, where we are able to undertake a full range of inspection and testing.  We are happy to collect your equipment to inspect or you can drop it off.

NMS carry a range of spare parts or replacement parts should these be required.

Water Weights/ Test Weights and Loadcells

NMS carry a range of test weights from 500kg through to 10t in water weights and 250kg to 2t in steel weights.  Weights up to 200t can be supplied.

We carry a range of calibrated wireless load cells that are supplied with shackles and a secure carry case.

Our test weights and load cells are available for hire or we can undertake the load test on your behalf.

Bollard Testing


Using in house designed equipment we are able to offer load testing of bollards in the vertical and offset up to 200t, providing a realistic representation of the forces applied by a vessel’s mooring ropes.

The system is easily mobilised and with our own hiab vehicles we can be fully self-sufficient.

Our smaller system is ideal for smaller harbours where access for larger vehicles/machinery is challenging.

Reel Inspection

With the expense and risk to offshore products of utilising reels for both transport and installation NMS have developed a comprehensive multi point examination for the thorough examination of reels.  We can also help develop a history of these reels and can monitor their condition and ensure any issues there may be are captured accordingly.  By using our own personnel and equipment, where practical, we are able to attend site and undertake task on an autonomous basis without the requirement for clients to hire in additional personnel or equipment.

PFPE Inspection

Having undertaken training and testing from leading European manufacturers NMS are able to offer a full range of inspection and testing of fall arrest equipment either on site or at our facilities.

Pneumatic Fender Inspection and Repair

Using our in house inspection team and rigging equipment, supported by our own service vehicles and HIABs, we are able to offer a full inspection and overhaul service of our customers pneumatic fenders.  We carry a full range of rigging, galvanised chain, connecting links and tyres allowing change out to damaged sections or just annual maintenance.

"Utilised NMS for third party verification, onsite installation/crane services and abnormal load escorting. Very professional throughout and offer a wide range of services."

Mitchell Smith Client

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