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Press Releases from SGS Industrial Services (202 total)

SGS to Present its Wind Energy Services at the Husum Wind Energy Trade Fair 2010

The Husum Wind Energy Trade Fair, which takes place every two years in Husum, is known as the world´s longest-running wind energy industry trade show. This show will be held in the new Husum congress and event center on September 21 to 25, 2010. The trade show features products, services and innovations from leading companies and organizations engaged in wind energy component manufacturing, development, construction and support around the globe. SGS

SGS Product Certification Body and SGS Testing Laboratories Listed in the Regist …

SGS Product Certification Body and four SGS testing laboratories located in Russia have been added to the Single Register of Certification Bodies and Testing Laboratories of the Customs Union within the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC). Thus, it permits the Certification of Conformity and Declaration of Conformity to be recognized within the three member countries of the Customs Union. The Product Certification Body of SGS Vostok Limited (the russian subsidiary of

SGS Australia Offers Wider Service Portfolio for Construction Materials Testing

To address the high demand for high end testing and research services on the market, SGS offers a greater scope of Construction Materials Testing services covering both the East and West coast of Australia. The SGS Group, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has widened its service portfolio for Construction Materials Testing and gained a wide national Construction Material Testing (CMT) and Geotechnics network through the acquisition of

SGS Holds Presentation on Industrial Safety and Occupational Health in Moscow

During the conference, entitled “Significant Issues of Industrial Safety Assurance at Industrial Sites“ in Moscow, on June 3, 2010, Vladimir Ovcharov, Head of Product Certification and Industrial Safety at SGS Vostok Limited, held a presentation on the European Union’s experience in the field of industrial safety and occupational health. On June 3, 2010, SGS Vostok Limited attended the conference, entitled "Significant Issues of Industrial Safety Assurance at Industrial Sites" in Moscow.

SGS to Attend the 6th Annual Mexican Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum in Me …

On June 29, 2010, SGS attends the 6th Annual Mexican Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum at the Four Seasons in Mexico City. This international meeting in Mexico focuses on the examination of current initiatives being developed to meet Mexico’s massive energy and infrastructure needs as well as on Mexico’s biggest investment projects. This one-day event will gather senior government officials, international project financiers, rating agencies, constructors, lawyers, strategic advisors and key

SGS Announces New Business Development Manager in Singapore

On May 15, 2010 SGS appointed Mike Mediouni as the new Business Development Manager in Singapore. Mike will focus on creating strategic plans for business development in Malaysia and Singapore, identifying sales opportunities and strengthening relations with key targeted clients in order to grow the Industrial Services revenue in the region. Moreover, he will leverage Industrial Services’ global network and capabilities, support each country’s Industrial Services Business Manager in their

SGS Takes Part in EDF´s Pilot Tidal Project

SGS Renewable Energy Services has been appointed to act as Owner’s Marine Engineer in the pilot project of the Electricite de France Group (EDF). Aiming to test the technology in real-life conditions, EDF builds a tidal turbine farm to generate electricity from tidal energy. Located approximately 6km offshore north-east of Paimpol, France, the Paimpol-Bréhat Tidal Project site is on some of the most powerful tidal currents in France. SGS, the world's

SGS Conducts Health and Safety Coordination for Alba Synchrotron in Barcelona

SGS was awarded a contract to conduct Health and Safety Coordination for the Alba Synchrotron light laboratory in Barcelona, Spain. SGS was awarded a contract to provide Health and Safety Coordination for the Alba Synchrotron in Barcelona, an advanced particle accelerator, allowing the observation of the molecular and atomic structure of any material. The Alba Synchrotron, established at an overall cost of over 200 million euros, was officially opened on March 22,

Meet SGS at the Technical Conference on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen, …

From June 15-16, 2010, SGS exhibits at the Technical Conference on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen, Germany, which is organized by the Haus der Technik (House of Technique). SGS will present its wind energy services throughout the conference in the exhibition area. This event is dedicated solely to the topic of rotor blades and aims to widen the attendees´ knowledge of construction, production, fatigue and approval of rotor blades

Quality Control and Construction Supervision for Wastewater Treatment Plant in S …

SGS was awarded a contract to provide Quality Control and Construction Supervision for EMSSA for the extension works to the wastewater treatment plant in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain. Works began in September 2008 and ended in April 2010. On April 9, 2010 the official opening of the extension of the wastewater treatment plant took place in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain. The plant contributes to the agricultural and urban reuse

SGS Korea Supports Manufacturers in Obtaining Korea Certification-Safety (KCs) M …

SGS Korea has been authorized by the Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency (KOSHA) to arrange Korea Certification-Safety (KCs) Mark for pressure vessels to be imported into Korea. Manufacturers who want to import and sell pressure vessels in the Korean marketplace are required to obtain approval, in the form of a Korea Certification-Safety (KCs) Mark from Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency (KOSHA). SGS Korea received authorization form KOSHA to arrange

SGS to Sponsor Project Finance Conference in Washington

True to the motto “From supporting role to taking the lead”, the Development and Agency Finance Conference 2010 in Washington addresses the changing role of agency finance experienced over the last 18 months. SGS is a silver sponsor of this day event from June 17-18, 2010. Organized by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the conference is an annual meeting place for borrowers, financiers and advisors in development and agency finance. Attendees

Earthquake Tests Performed by SGS in Korea

SGS has been performing all types of earthquake tests for nuclear power plants and manufacturers of electrical communication and railway systems in Korea since April 1, 2010. SGS is the only private testing company with earthquake testing equipment in the country. Since April 2010, SGS has been performing earthquake tests on nuclear power plant products and components and electrical communication and railway systems in its laboratory in Korea, in response to

Meet SGS at the 2nd Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology North America Conference in …

SGS presents a paper at the 2nd Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology North America Conference to be held from August 31 to September 2, 2010 in New Orleans, USA. The presentation entitled A Systematic Approach to Enhance Inspection-Maintenance Communication and Performance, will be given by Dr. Paul F. Schubert on September 1, 2010. The services offered by SGS will be presented throughout the exhibition at booth number 210. Dr. Paul F.

SGS Announces the Appointment of its New Wind Energy Technology Center Manager

Dr. Pavel Novak was appointed as the new manager of SGS´ Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China. Effective from March 15, 2010, Pavel took over responsibility for the operation of WETC and staff training. On March 15, 2010, SGS announced Dr. Pavel Novak as the new manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center in Tianjin, China. Pavel will be responsible for business development of the test center, extending business

SGS to Present its Services at the Intersolar Europe 2010 Exhibition in Munich, …

From June 9-11, 2010, SGS will be presenting its services at the international solar trade fair, Intersolar Europe 2010 in Munich, Germany, at stand no. 279, Hall B. From June 9-11, 2010, SGS exhibits at the Intersolar Europe 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany at stand no. 279, Hall B. This event offers SGS an excellent opportunity to showcase its inspection, verification, testing and certification services

SGS Conducts QHSE Management for the Belwind Bligh Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Be …

SGS was assigned a contract to conduct Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) Management for the Belwind Bligh Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium. The key objective of QHSE Management is to optimize the revenue generated by any wind farm project over its life span. SGS received a contract to conduct Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) Management for the Belwind Bligh Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium in July 2009.

SGS Offers Certification Services for UOP in Russia

SGS received a contract to carry out certification services for UOP in Russia. SGS supported UOP in obtaining the full scope of Russian statutory certificates and compliance documentation, reviewing technical passports and providing project related consultancy services. SGS was awarded a contract to support UOP in obtaining the full scope of Russian statutory certificates and compliance documentation, including the GOST R Certificate of Conformity, Russian Explosion Safety Certificate and Rostechnadzor Permit

SGS to Present its Services at the RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2010 Conference and …

From June 29-30, 2010, SGS attends the RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2010 Conference and Exhibition in Liverpool, United Kingdom. At stand no. 85, SGS will present its wide portfolio of services for the wind energy sector, including Project Certification, Design Verification, Inspection, Testing, Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental (QHSE) Management and Risk Management. From June 29-30, 2010, SGS Renewable Energy Services will be exhibiting at RenewableUK's (formerly known as British Wind Energy

SGS exhibits at the Malaysian Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition

SGS is one of the exhibitors at the 1st Borneo International Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (BOGCE) 2010. The two-day event takes place from May 7-8, 2010, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The services offered by SGS will be presented throughout the exhibition at booth numbers A2 and A15. The 1st Borneo International Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (BOGCE) 2010 is one of the newest oil and gas events in

Building Inspection and Certification Services by SGS in Japan

The Building Standard Law (BSL) of Japan aims to safeguard the life, health, and property of people, by providing codes concerning the site, structure, equipment, and use of buildings. In conjunction with the BSL, a building owner is required to undergo a procedure called “building confirmation” which basically involves the verification of the building design before construction work begins. The building design has to be in accordance with current Japanese

SGS Conducts Two Seminars on Personnel Certification in the Field of Non-Destruc …

SGS organized two seminars on personnel certification in the field of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in Southeast Asia. The seminars, held in the City of Manila, Philippines on March 16, 2010 and in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on March 18, 2010, were designed to introduce the different certification systems. On March 16, 2010 in the City of Manila, Philippines and on March 18, 2010 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, SGS

SGS Exhibits at the 2010 ASME Trade Show in Pasadena, Texas

The Sixth Annual ASME Plant Engineering, Inspection and Maintenance Trade Show, to be held on April 22, 2010, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Texas is an appropriate occasion for SGS, to present its wide portfolio of services for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.SGS Industrial Services will be exhibiting at booth number 304. Furthermore, at 2.45 p.m. in Room C, Dr. Paul F. Schubert, Asset Integrity Management (AIM)

SGS Competence Center Wind Energy at EWEC 2010 in Warsaw, Poland

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is one of the exhibitors at the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC) 2010 in Warsaw, Poland. The services offered by SGS Competence Center Wind Energy will be presented throughout the exhibition at stand no. 4058 in hall 4 from April 20 - 23, 2010. EWEC is the only annual event combining an extensive exhibition of the leading players with

SGS to verify Cirque du Soleil´s conformity with Russian safety regulations

Before Cirque du Soleil´s fantastic show “Varekai” commenced in Moscow, SGS was asked to perform conformity assessment and ensure that the company meets Russian safety regulations As a matter of policy, Cirque du Soleil puts a lot of emphasis on conformity with international and local safety regulations. According to the spokesperson from Cirque du Soleil, “Health and safety are integrated in the core beliefs of the entire range of our company's

SGS Becomes the First Authorized Inspection Company for Compressed Natural Gas C …

On January 18, 2010, SGS became the first authorized company in Spain to conduct Visual Inspections of cylinders for compressed natural gas in road vehicles. Due to rising gasoline prices and environmental concerns, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is increasingly used in public and private cars. To meet increasing market demand, SGS provides cost- and time-effective Visual Inspections of compressed natural gas cylinders. On January 18, 2010, SGS Spain received authorization to

SGS Introduces Remote Ultrasonic Testing of Storage Tanks

SGS Industrial Services announced that the company expands the range of services offered in the field of non-destructive testing. From now on, SGS provides an innovative inspection solution for difficult to access storage tank walls and roofs, called Remote Ultrasonic Inspection. This new method makes the regular corrosion inspection of storage tanks easier and more cost effective. SGS Remote Ultrasonic Inspection has advantages over other inspection methods, as it does

SGS is Member of the British Bankers Association

SGS is proud to announce that the company becomes professional associate member of the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), a leading association for the banking and financial services sector in the United Kingdom (UK). BBA represents 223 banking members from 60 countries on the full range of UK and international banking issues and engages with 44 associated professional firms. SGS’s role in the bank and financial institutions sector is to deliver

SGS Provides Welding Inspection for the China Pavilion in Shanghai

SGS Industrial Services was awarded the contract to provide independent welding inspection for the China Pavilion as part of the World Expo 2010 Project in Shanghai. With 70 million visitors expected from all over the world, the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai will be one of the largest expositions in the history of world fairs. One of the most significant parts of the World Expo 2010 preparation project was the construction of

First Mechanical Testing Laboratory in Angola opened by SGS

SGS is pleased to announce the opening of the first mechanical testing laboratory in Luanda, Angola. After the official opening on December 11, 2009 the facility provided a wide portfolio of testing services for local and international fabrication companies. With highly experienced staff and the most modern equipment, the laboratory in Luanda performs testing services for construction materials and metal ware industries such as tensile tests up to 60 tons, root,

SGS to Attend IPFA Conference in Italy

As a member of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA), SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, will attend a conference titled “Energia rinnovabile: come gestire i rischi dei progetti in ambito project finance - Renewable energy: how to manage risks in project finance”. This one day event will take place on February 25, 2010 in Milan, Italy. The priority objective of this event is to share knowledge

SGS announces AWS Certified Welding Inspector Training and Examination Schedule …

SGS has been an authorized agent of the American Welding Society (AWS) since 2005 and trains and certifies welding inspectors on behalf of AWS on a regular basis. For 2010, SGS has scheduled nine Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) courses and certification exams in Colombia, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Spain. Further CWI courses and certification exams will be offered in Panama, Ecuador, Argentina and Thailand. The training program prepares candidates for

SGS to sponsor the 2010 Projects & Infrastructure International Conference

For the fourth time, SGS will sponsor the main conference at Projects & Infrastructure International 2010 from March 16-17, 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. In addition, two supplementary dates are dedicated to discussions regarding issues such as Oil, Gas and Chemicals (on the 15th) and raising and structuring finance for infrastructure projects (on the 18th). The conference is a one-stop opportunity to learn and debate the factors affecting the development and finance

SGS Prepares for the New Challenges in the Renewable Energy Sector

The growing market for renewable energy and the attraction of offshore power generation account for the current extension of SGS´ Renewable Energy Competence Centre. SGS aims to answer the growing need for high quality inspection, verification, testing and certification services in this sector and announces the appointment of two managers and the enlargement of the technical team. Torsten Muuss, has been appointed to the position of Global Renewable Energy Competence

SGS Spain Receives ASINCAR Engineering and Society Award

SGS Spain has been presented with the ASINCAR Engineering and Society Award by the Aragón Association of Engineering and Consulting Firms in the category of building works. SGS Spain has been granted the 2009 ASINCAR Engineering and Society Award of Building Works - Environmental Performance of the U4-U5 project, undertaken as part of the Ebro River Shoreline Project by the Aragón Association of Engineering and Consulting Firms. The Ebro River Shoreline Project

SGS Turkey Designated as Notified Body for the New Machinery Safety Directive 20 …

SGS Turkey has become the first and only inspection company in Turkey, which has been appointed as Notified Body for the New Machinery Safety Directive 2006/42/EC by the European Commission. SGS Turkey as Machinery Directive Notified Body is able to perform Full Quality Compliance Certification under the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. With this appointment, SGS Turkey is now in a position to assist machinery manufacturers and importers in demonstrating full compliance

SGS Conducts Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection for the First Time in Nigeria

On May 9, 2008, SGS conducted Phased Array Testing for Daewoo E & C Co Ltd at the Gbaran Ubie Integrated Oil & Gas Project. SGS Industrial Services is the only company in Nigeria offering Phased Array Inspection Services. SGS has successfully conducted Phased Array Inspection for Daewoo E & C Co Ltd at the Gbaran Ubie Integrated Oil & Gas Project for the first time in Nigeria. Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection

SGS Industrial Services Expands through the Acquisition of INTRON Group

With the acquisition of INTRON, SGS The Netherlands has acquired a strong and complementary partner. For SGS the takeover represents an important diversification of its existing Industrial Services activities and it puts the SGS group in a leading position as service supplier in the building sector in the Netherlands and in Europe. For INTRON the acquisition forms an important step in the international development. INTRON is an independent service provider

SGS to Offer Additional Free Webinars on Mechanical Integrity Data Management

Answering the high demand for SGS´s free webinar on optimization of mechanical integrity data management the company now offers two additional sessions in January. To widen asset integrity management professionals´ knowledge on the management of mechanical integrity data SGS launches a new series of free webinars. Titled “Have You Truly Optimized the Management of Your Mechanical Integrity Data?,” the webinar will take place in January 2010. Participants will learn ways to

SGS Presents Norderland Projekt GmbH with Statement of Compliance

On September 23, 2009, the SGS Wind Competence Center provided Norderland Projekt GmbH with Statement of Compliance (SoC) for the design basis of their two offshore wind farms – Northern Energy Global Tech II and Northern Energy Global Tech III. Norderland Projekt GmbH received a Statement of Compliance (SoC) for the design basis of their two wind farm projects. Both the Northern Energy Global Tech II and the Northern Energy Global

SGS Industrial Division in Arabian Peninsula Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification

On November 11, 2009, SGS Industrial Division in the Arabian Peninsula (UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) was awarded with ISO 9001:2008 Certification by the British Standards Institution (BSI) as recognition for implementing practices that are in accordance with the Quality Management Systems standard. After an extensive audit, the British Standards Institution (BSI) awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification to the Industrial Services division of SGS in the Arabian Peninsula on November 11, 2009.

SGS Statutory Services Belgium Accredited as Authorized Inspection Organization …

In October 2009, SGS Statutory Services Belgium was accredited as Authorized Inspection Organization (AIO) for the certification of Belgian offshore installations for the production of electricity from renewable energy. Belgium is at the forefront of installing offshore wind farms and is among the first European Union (EU) member states to operate large offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Since 2003, SGS Statutory Services Belgium (SGS SSB) has been an Authorized

SGS to attend China Wind Power 2009

With about 500 exhibitors and over 6,000 visitors, the China Wind Power Conference 2009 was the most important wind event in China. Hosted by the recognized and respected Wind Energy Trade Association the conference took place from October 21-23, 2009, in Beijing. In a presentation, Marcel Poodt, Lead Engineer explained the capabilities of SGS Wind Energy Services. He also discussed the different blade testing possibilities and methods that SGS offers. The

SGS to Sponsor Offshore Renewables Conference in London

SGS is sponsoring the Conference on Project Lifecycle Risk for Offshore Renewables, an event which will take place from January 26 - 27, 2010 in London. SGS will be demonstrating its broad range of services for the Wind Energy Industry throughout the project life cycle of wind turbines. In 2009, the United Kingdom became the leading global wind market, having the largest number of installed wind facilities. With the boom in

SGS Conducts Long Range Ultrasonic Testing in Nigeria

To minimize the risk of costly unplanned shutdowns, SGS conducts Long Range Ultrasonic Testing (LRUT) of risers for Chevron Nigeria. This non-destructive inspection method can be applied for critical pipe work, risers under clamps, insulated or even buried pipes whilst in operation. Chevron, one of the world’s largest energy companies, was having specific problems with risers due to corrosion and was subsequently looking for ways to inspect the risers without

SGS Exhibits at the Korea Green Energy Show 2009

The SGS Wind Energy Competence Center participated in the Korea Green Energy Show 2009, the main exhibition for the energy industry in Korea and presented its services such as Wind Farm Project Certification, Blade Inspection and Condition Monitoring. The Korea Green Energy Show 2009, which took place in Seoul from October 13 to 16, is the most important exhibition dedicated to the energy industry in Korea. The energy event provided an

New SGS Wind Energy Technology Center Successfully Presented in Berlin

The Asia-Pacific Weeks Wind Energy Conference took place on October 12, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. It was a unique opportunity for the main German, Chinese and Asian players to participate in a high profile meeting focusing on the expanding industry of wind energy. Governments and ministries, business and cultural associations, companies, universities and research institutions, foundations and non-governmental organizations took part in a series of official meetings and conferences to

SGS Hosts Hot Hydrogen Attack Seminar in Pakistan

SGS Pakistan organized a technical session on High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) in Karachi, Pakistan. Companies were educated on different advanced inspection techniques and services available to them within the region located in Pakistan. To support owners of industrial facilities, SGS Pakistan, in cooperation with SGS Netherlands, conducted a seminar on Hot Hydrogen Attack. Hot Hydrogen Attack (HHA) (link to: http://www.sgs.com/ndt-hot-hydrogen-attack?serviceId=10149586&lobId=5550) is a form of degradation brought about by hydrogen reacting

SGS to hold Sustainable Finance in Practice Workshop in the UK

SGS organizes two workshops, which will be held on 03 November 2009 in Edinburgh and on 05 November 2009 in London, dealing with Sustainable Finance in Practice in the banking sector. The current financial crisis demands a re-assessment of the way in which banks and investment houses operate. As financial sustainability is a prerequisite for building a healthy global economy, SGS offers two workshops, on 03 November 2009 in Edinburgh and

SGS to hold Sustainable Finance in Practice Workshop in the UK

SGS organizes two workshops, which will be held on 03 November 2009 in Edinburgh and on 05 November 2009 in London, dealing with Sustainable Finance in Practice in the banking sector. The current financial crisis demands a re-assessment of the way in which banks and investment houses operate. As financial sustainability is a prerequisite for building a healthy global economy, SGS offers two workshops, on 03 November 2009 in Edinburgh and

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