Underground Survey Services for Cartagena Refinery Expansion Project Completed Successfully

In September 2010 SGS Industrial Services in Colombia was assigned the contract to conduct Underground Survey Services for the expansion project of the Cartagena Refinery.
Jan. 31, 2011 - PRLog -- Any construction activity requires a comprehensive Underground Survey, conducted by a reliable third-party inspection, verification and testing company (http://www.sgs.com/_industrial?lobId=5550), in order to avoid health and safety risks as well as prevent damage to existing utilities.

Due to its extensive experience and competence in projects of this kind, SGS Colombia was assigned the contract to perform Underground Survey Services for the expansion of the Cartagena Refinery, a strategic project for Colombia, which aims to expand the refinery’s capacity from 80,000 barrels of crude oil a day to 140,000 barrels.

From October 1 to December 30, 2010, SGS’s team of nine experts carried out comprehensive onsite field surveys to identify and locate underground obstructions, including but not limited to underground pipe and sewers, abandoned piles and foundations as well as underground electrical and instrument cables and duct banks. Measurements were carried out from the surface in accordance with SGS’s health and safety policy. The survey work was performed with minimal disruption, using infrared cameras and radio detection equipment. The positions of the underground obstructions were then marked onsite and plotted to existing drawings.

Due to the substantial experience of its highly qualified staff, SGS Colombia (http://www.co.sgs.com/es_co/home_co_v2) successfully completed the Underground Survey Services to the full satisfaction of the client. With SGS’s help all underground obstructions were identified and located, helping to avoid health and safety risks throughout the construction works. Furthermore, SGS’s professional investigation prevented cost escalation, which could result from damage to existing utilities.

About SGS Industrial Services

Industrial Services is one of the major business lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. SGS Industrial Services ensures that the customer’s installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or customer based. Industrial Services has decades’ worth of experience and some remarkable references in serving key industries, such as Construction, Industrial Manufacturing & Trade, Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions as well as Renewable Energy.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
Fernando Tovar Arias
Sales Manager Colombia

Email: industrial.pr@sgs.com
Web: www.sgs.com/industrial

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