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Press Releases from SGS (479 total)

In-Service Inspection of Dahao and Chaonan Wind Farms in Guangdong, China Succes …

It is of the utmost importance to ensure the reliability of the wind turbines in order to guarantee that the wind farm will perform effectively and profitably throughout its entire lifetime since even a minor failure within the components of a wind turbine can cause unacceptable downtime and substantial decreases in energy production. The demands for high quality wind farm assets have been given a higher priority with the rapid

New Webinar: "Managing Food Safety and Sustainability Successfully Across Divers …

SGS invites you to the new webinar “Managing Food Safety and Sustainability” on 25 April 2012. This 60-minute complimentary webinar organized by SGS with GFSI support, features world-class players in the food industry. Each is sharing their experiences and knowledge of the success factors, challenges and cultural transformation an organization and its supplier network may face when managing food safety and sustainability criteria across diverse markets. GFSI is pleased to support

SGS Article on Ensuring Reliable Operations of Wind Turbines Featured in Renewab …

The February 2012 edition of the Renewable Energy Technology magazine, which is aimed at senior professionals in emerging markets of renewable energy industries, features an article by Olaf Robenek and Nils Dreischerf, SGS’s wind turbine inspectors, entitled “Ensuring Reliable Operations of Wind Turbines.” In the article, SGS’s experts explore the significance of regular in-service inspections for wind farm projects conducted by an experienced third-party company. In-service inspections ( are the most

SGS Awarded Eurovision Contest Hall NDT Contract by Obermayer

On January 1, 2012, SGS was awarded a non-destructive testing (NDT) contract by Obermayer, one of Germany’s largest independent engineering consultancies. Scheduled to run until April 2012, the contact involves the non-destructive testing of welding seams and tightening of bolts for the steel structures of the Baku Crystal Hall, Azerbaijan - the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in May 2012. Obermayer, part of the OBERMAYER Corporate Group

SGS Offers Free Webinar on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Certification

Since non-destructive testing (NDT) certification presents a very complex process, interpreted differently around the world, it is of utmost importance to verify the competence of NDT inspectors and ensure the correct implementation of a certification process. In light of a growing interest in non-destructive testing services, SGS is pleased to invite you to attend one of its free 60-minute webinars presented by the SGS Competence Center for Non-Destructive Testing, entitled “Understanding

SGS to Attend 12th China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition (NIC) 2012 in …

On April 3–6, 2012, SGS will be attending the 12th China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition (NIC) 2012 in Beijing, China for the first time. Throughout the event, SGS will present its wide portfolio of services for the nuclear industry at stand A09. The China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition, held at the China National Convention Center Beijing, is one of the largest and most important nuclear events worldwide. The four-day event presents

SGS to Attend EWEA 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark

SGS will be attending EWEA 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark as one of over 400 exhibitors. The services offered by SGS Renewable Energy will be presented throughout the exhibition at stand E-C79. EWEA 2012, held at the Bella Center, is Europe's premier wind energy event, combining a comprehensive, high-quality conference with a first class exhibition and incomparable networking opportunities. The four-day event provides an exciting opportunity for SGS to demonstrate its wide portfolio

SGS Invitation to Attend Free Webinar on Storage Tank Inspection in March and Ap …

Since storage tank corrosion can cause environmental contamination and losses, it is of utmost importance to ensure the safety and reliability of tanks in order to avoid disasters. Due to the growing interest in storage tank inspection services, SGS is delighted to invite you to a free 60-minute webinar, entitled “Understanding Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection,” presented by the SGS Tank Competence Center. SGS will provide this free, globally available webinar on storage

Commissioning Services for Compression Module Building in Brazil Provided by SGS

Since new industrial plants need a support system to facilitate the transition from construction to operation, proper management of plant commissioning is essential for timely and successful plant operation. Due to the fact that the entire implementation process—from the planning phase right through to operations—presents a substantial challenge for the project owner, it is essential to bring in experts with extensive expertise and experience in commissioning services and management. In
03-16-2012 | Energy & Environment

SGS helps Taiwan Adventist Hospital become the World's First ISO 50001:2011 Cert …

SGS is pleased to announce that it has certified Taiwan Adventist Hospital in Taiwan against the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems Standard on February 21, 2012. Taiwan Adventist Hospital is the world’s first hospital to have obtained this certification just following the publishing of ISO 50001:2011 by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on June 15, 2011. The Taiwan Adventist Hospital has introduced ISO 50001:2011 to its campus. The hospital identified three

SGS Participates in 18th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing in Durban, …

SGS will be attending the 18th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT) in Durban, South Africa as a silver sponsor on April 16-20, 2012. Throughout the event, SGS’s team of experts will hold two presentations on time of flight diffraction (TOFD) and hot hydrogen attack (HHA) and demonstrate its wide portfolio of conventional and advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) services at stands 20 and 21. On April 16-20, 2012, SGS, the world’s

SGS Receives Authorization as Control Agency Industrial Security in Catalonia, S …

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, was authorized as the Control Agency Industrial Security in Catalonia, Spain by the Generalitat of Catalonia on July 19, 2011, and has successfully performed industrial safety inspections in the region since then. Being the most highly industrialized region in Spain and the main contributor to the Spanish economy, Catalonia presents an attractive market for a wide range of companies. With the aim

New Webinar: Water Footprint (WFP)

SGS invites you to attend the new webinar "Water Footprint (WFP)". The objective of this 45-minute complimentary webinar is to introduce the background, concept and trend of water footprint (WFP), give an initial overview about the early actions and the suggestions of how to introduce the WFP concept and model into organization/products. AGENDA Background The trend of water footprint (WFP) Guidance of WFP assessment & WFP model How to implement the new ISO standard Q&A TARGET AUDIENCE Quality, Environmental,
02-27-2012 | Health & Medicine

Webinar: GMP for Cosmetic Products - Becoming a Reality with ISO 22716

SGS invites you to register for the complimentary webinar "GMP for Cosmetic products - Becoming a Reality with ISO 22716". The objective of this webinar is to present an overview of Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetic products. Special emphasis is on how to set up a compliant quality structure following the principles of GMP as laid down in the ISO 22716 guidance document. Some highlights will be presented on how and where

New Webinar: Sustainability Communications - Trends and Developments

SGS invites you to attend the webinar "Sustainability Communications - Trends and Developments".

SGS Provides Drilling Equipment Inspection for Maersk Drilling in Australia

As pipes, rigs, and oilfield tubulars are vulnerable to internal and external corrosion, cracking, third-party damage and manufacturing flaws, professional drilling equipment inspection is indispensable for companies in the upstream oil sector to guarantee smooth operations with such expensive equipment and to detect defects and discontinuities in the material. In order to ensure the safety and reliability of the drilling equipment for rig mobilization in Egypt, Maersk Drilling, part of the

Complimentary Webinar: Supplier Management - Social Responsibility

OBJECTIVE Apple released its 2012 Apple Supplier Responsibility Report to a keen stakeholder base hungry to know more about the behind the scenes activity of this high profile, highly regarded brand. The Arab Spring has seen entire countries bring about political change for their people, Chinese workers have been kidnapped in host countries whilst working away on business, Cocoa has been in the news in the Ivory Coast due to Child

Complimentary Webinar: Carbon Footprint - Requirements of ISO 14067 (DIS)

The objective of this 60-minute complimentary webinar is to introduce the trend of goods/services Carbon Footprint (CFP) quantification/verification, give an initial overview about the requirements and guidelines of recently released ISO/DIS 14067 standard, and the suggestions to implement the new ISO standard. AGENDA Background The trend of goods/services Carbon Footprint quantification/verification Purpose of the ISO 14067 ISO/DIS 14067 standard introduction How to implement the new ISO standard Q&A TARGET AUDIENCE Quality, Environmental, purchasing, traders and managers responsible for goods/services

Meeting Food safety Requirements for Packaging Manufacture

AGENDA The 60-minute webinar discusses how the food packaging industry came together to develop PAS 223 ‘Pre-requisite Programs and Design Requirements for Food Safety in the Manufacture and Provision of Food Packaging’ and how this, coupled with ISO 22000 now forms the Food Safety Systems Certification (FSSC) 22000 standard for food packaging. This is explained within the context of food packaging issues such as the potential migration of harmful chemicals or

SGS Participates in 16th International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association …

On February 29 to March 2, 2012, SGS is attending the 16th Annual International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association (IPEIA) Conference, which takes place at the Banff Center in Banff, Alberta, Canada. During the conference SGS will give an informative presentation on “Issues with Qualifying NDE Technicians,” as well as present the wide range of services it is offering for pressure equipment at stand 23 on the first floor. IPEIA Conference

New Webinar: "Implementing Chain of Custody Certification in your Organization"

SGS invites you to attend the complimentary webinar on "Implementing Chain of Custody Certification in your organization". The objective of this 60-minute webinar is to provide participants with information about the critical steps involved with implementing chain of custody certification in their organization. Agenda Introduction History and background to FSC and PEFC Requirements for a chain of custody system The audit process Chain of custody standards Market drivers for certification Opportunity to raise questions TARGET AUDIENCE Organizations involved with the supply
02-02-2012 | Energy & Environment

ISO 50001:2011 – Energy Management Systems - Requirements and Benefits

The objective of this 60-minute complimentary webinar is to give an overview to the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System (EnMS) certification requirements. This webinar is not intended to be a full explanation of the certification standards and related requirements or of its implementation. Rather, it aims to promote understanding of the standard and to enable organizations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance. AGENDA Drivers for Energy Management Purpose
02-01-2012 | Energy & Environment

New SGS Webinar on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

SGS invites you to attend the webinar "The Renewable Energy Directive (RED)". The objective of this 45-minute webinar is to give an initial overview about the requirements of The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the options to achieve compliance. The agenda is the same as the webinar that was conducted by SGS last November 2011: Background Purpose of the EU RED Member State Obligations The EU Commission role Renewable Targets Independent Certification to achieve the RED – 2nd

SGS welcomes New Members in SGS CORREL Rail Team

As the leading independent certification body for the rail industry, SGS CORREL Rail has further strengthened its service portfolio with the appointment of a four-strong consulting team from Booz and Company. Strategic Rail Consultants Phil Taylor, Richard Bexon, Simon Lawson and Wendy Morgan, all previously employed by the global management consulting firm, joined SGS CORREL Rail in January. They will enhance SGS CORREL Rail’s existing capability and help support its future

SGS Nigeria Receives African Order of Merit in Testing and Pipeline Welding Insp …

SGS, an independent third-party company, was selected from among many companies as the winner of the African Order of Merit in Testing and Pipeline Welding Inspection 2011 by the Institute for Government Research and Leadership Technology, a registered project initiative of the African Foundation approved by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education. SGS as officially presented with the African Order of Merit during a prestigious ceremony in the Nicon Luxury Hotel

SGS conducts Hot Hydrogen Attack Inspection for Shell in the Philippines

Hot hydrogen attack (HHA) is a form of degradation caused by carbides reacting in steel, thereby forming methane (CH4). In the worst cases, HHA may lead to damages which can have catastrophic results for people and the environment. As even a minor failure could cause unacceptable downtime and a substantial loss of money, performing regular hot hydrogen attack inspections is indispensable for detecting failures and discontinuities at the earliest stage

Eversholt Rail Group Receives RISAS Assessment from SGS CORREL Rail

On November 22, 2011, SGS CORREL Rail officially presented the Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme to Eversholt Rail’s Chief Executive Officer, Mary Kenny, at the company’s offices in London, UK. Eversholt Rail Group has now become the second major rolling stock company (ROSCO) to achieve RISAS certification. In order to prove the highest level of capability in buying, managing and overseeing maintenance of the most critical aspects of rolling stock—which are

SGS provides Quality Control of Wind Towers for Sany Group in China

In July 2011, SGS was awarded a contract to provide specialist quality control services during the production process of wind towers by Sany Group in China. In order to ensure that the wind towers will fulfill the applicable regulatory and client-specific requirements and operate as intended, Sany Group, a heavy construction equipment manufacturer, looked for a reliable inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Due to the decades of experience in projects

SGS Conducts In-Service Inspection of Chaonan and Dahao Wind Farms in China

In order to ensure the best possible performance and quality at Chaonan and Dahao wind farms, China Resources New Energy Group Co., Ltd. (CRNE), the renewable energy arm of China Resources Power (CRP), which is engaged in the investment, development, operation and management of power plants, looked for a reliable inspection, verification, testing and certification company. In September 2011, SGS was assigned a contract to conduct In-Service Inspection of wind

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