Gollasch Consulting and Dr. Matej David Consult implemented a strategic partnership as independent body to conduct, amongst other things, shipboard performance tests of BWMS according to the U.S. and IMO requirements. Since 2001, ballast water sampling experience was gained in many academic studies regarding representative sampling and analysis methods that support sampling under IMO requirements. Additional experience was gained during >160 shipboard performance tests of >20 different BWMS, conducted since 2005, during which >1350 ballast water samples were taken and processed. Several of these sampling events were audited by Lloyds Register, Det Norske Veritas, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH, Hamburg, Germany), Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate (Marine and Fishery) (ILT, The Netherlands) as well as Control Union Certifications (CUC, The Netherlands). The BWMS clients are/were from Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and the U.S.A. Further, we are founding members of the GlobalTestNet initiative.
For Commissioning Tests Gollasch Consulting has in close reach all ports and shipyards in northern Germany, from Emden in the West, to Rostock in the East and up to Flensburg in the North, including the inland Port of Rendsburg at the Kiel Canal. In addition, in relatively fast reach are all ports and shipyards in Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and in western Poland, as well as the major German inland ports including Duisburg and Düsseldorf.
On the southern side of Europe David Consult has in close reach all ports and shipyards in the North Adriatic, between Venice (Italy) on the west side, to Rijeka (Croatia) on the east side. The provisional list of ports and shipyards in this area are Chioggia, Marghera, Venice, Monfalcone and Trieste in Italy, Koper in Slovenia, Pula and Rijeka in Croatia. Further, in relatively fast reach are ports and shipyards in the Central to South Adriatic between Ortona (Italy) on the west side, to Dubrovnik (Croatia) on the east side. The provisional list of ports and shipyards in this area are Ortona, Ancona in Italy, Kraljevica, Šibenik Zadar, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik, including those on the islands Krk, Cres, Lošinj and Ugljan in Croatia. All other locations in Italy, Croatia and Montenegro could also be reached. Ports and shipyards in Turkey can also relatively easy be reached by flight.
Using air travel, we can serve other ports and shipyards in Europe and beyond.