Gases del Carine for Gases del Caribe chooses SGS to supervise 240km gas pipeline construction

Geneva, (PresseBox) - On March 17, 2014 SGS won a Gases del Carine for Gases del Caribe contract to supervise construction of a 240km gas pipeline that will supply domestic customers in Magdalena and Cesar, Colombia. More than 60 SGS employees will work on-site, supervising technical, administrative and non-destructive testing (NDT) activities.

On March 17, 2014 SGS won a Gases del Carine for Gases del Caribe contract to supervise construction of a gas pipeline that will supply domestic customers in Magdalena and Cesar, Colombia.

SGS will work on-site, supervising technical, administrative and non-destructive testing (NDT) activities. More than 60 SGS employees will ensure the project and its contractors comply with Gases del Carine for Gases del Caribe's technical specifications and contractual terms.

Construction of the 240km gas pipeline will meet the public requirements for a domestic gas supply to the area. The project, scheduled for completion in March 2015, will incorporate oversight of five -river horizontal directional drilling, the installation of cathodic protection systems, supervision of ERM stations and liaison with the region's communities and authorities.

Working on-site, SGS will deliver:

- Electrical, mechanical and civil quality supervision
- Health and safety (HSE) supervision
- Administrative supervision
- NDT services (Rx)
- Social and environmental management

"SGS is pleased to have been selected by Gases del Carine, this reflects our local expertise and best value pricing structure," said Mario Marquez, SGS Product Manager. "SGS's extensive experience in design, supervision, NDT, environmental studies and social management in hydrocarbon transportation projects, makes us the ideal supplier to Gases del Carine for Gases del Caribe for this important regional project."

SGS's Non-Destructive Testing Services

SGS enjoys a worldwide reputation based on a proven track record as the leading trusted global non-destructive testing provider. Qualified and certified SGS inspectors provide NDT in strict accordance with international standards. With its NDT network stretching over 40 countries, SGS provides world-class non-destructive expertise and local service close to operations - wherever and whenever needed. A comprehensive range of NDT methods helps clients:

- Monitor the integrity of assets using intrusive or non-intrusive methods.
- Detect defects and irregularities before they result in severe damage or non-compliance.
- Save time and money through fast and effective testing of assets and equipment at every stage of their lifespan - from manufacturing through to on-site operation.
- Ensure safe and reliable operation of facilities.

SGS is pleased to work on this distinguished project and looks forward to its successful completion.

SGS Industrial Services

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

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