SGS to Provide Third-Party Construction Inspection Services for the SOCAR Management Office Building

SGS was selected to provide construction and quality control services for the SOCAR project in Azerbaijan.
By: SGS SA - Industrial Services
March 1, 2013 - PRLog -- Tekfen Construction and Installation Company, Incorporated has selected SGS to provide independent third-party inspection, non-destructive testing and quality control services for a construction project in Azerbaijan. The project is to build a new management office for the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and is scheduled to run from January 2013 until January 2014.

Tekfen Committed to Quality
Established 1956 first as an engineering consulting company, Tekfen Construction and Installation is now a world leading contractor also committed to global quality standards and environmental issues. This explains the company’s consistent growth and stability over five decades.

Tekfen Construction and Installation, a Tekfen Holding affiliate, is known as an international contractor listing major accomplishments in Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, Caucasia and Central Asia and Eastern and Central Europe. Tekfen is contracting for a wide range of structures among which heavy civil works, refineries and petrochemical plants, satellite towns, major industrial processing plants, pipelines and marine structures, power plants and electrical and communication facilities.

SGS Ensuring Safety and Quality Compliance in Azerbaijan
SGS specialists are already in Azerbaijan since the contract began in January 2013 and currently controlling the steel structures, conducting non-destructive testing (NDT) ( and inspecting welds. Detecting defects early, SGS NDT is ensuring the safe and efficient operation of equipment and assets in Azerbaijan, preventing from severe damage and assuring quality compliance with international standards. SGS has brought its respected worldwide reputation and proven track record as the complete and global NDT provider to the Tekfen project. The SGS NDT network, spreading over 40 countries, is providing world-class NDT expertise.

The NDT specialists from SGS are conducting wide series of controls to monitor component integrity and detect defects to prevent from severe damage and avoid non-compliance problems. The applied testing methods run from ultrasonic testing (UT) and magnetic particle inspection (MPI) to visual inspection and welds monitoring. SGS non-destructive testing is saving time and money through the fast and effective testing of primary and secondary elements during assembly, installation and operation.

Thanks to a far-reaching, extensive experience and competence in projects of this kind, SGS is helping to minimize risk and maximize quality ( at the Tekfen project in Azerbaijan. SGS services are positively impacting the sustainability, reliability and functionality of the new structure to ensure cost reduction and raised asset value.

SGS is proud to be part of the Tekfen’s SOCAR project in Azerbaijan.

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 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services
Nazim Shirinov
Industrial Business Manager
OSCAR Business Centre
3001, Tbilisi avenue
AZ1102 Baku, Azerbaijan
t: +994 12 430 33 80
f: +994 50 372 15 42  

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