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SGS completed Construction Supervision works within the framework of the project by OJSC SUEK and Omega Minerals International Group for the construction of a new processing plant for ash and slag residuals from coal-fired power plants located in Belovo, Kemerovo Region in Russia.

The new plant, commissioned at the end of March 2011, will perform the integrated conversion of the residuals of OJSC SUEK Kuzbassenergo thermal stations into high-quality fine hollow fillers and related products. The products are targeted at consumers in Russia, CIS countries, USA and Asia-Pacific states. The plant has been built from scratch in the industrial area of Belovskaya SDPP. Design capacity of the plant start-up facilities amounts to 10 000 tons of finished products p.a. and may be increased to 18 000 tons p.a. over the next two years.

For the duration of the seven months running from August 2010 to February 2011, SGS delivered a range of activities designed at making the project in Belovo, Kemerovo Region, perform according to the schedule in a compliant and cost-effective manner as per the requirements of the SUEK Center for New and Innovative Technologies.

SGS experts conducted the verification of project documentation and monitored the volume and quality of construction works on site. SGS also provided the client with electronic reports containing photographs of the construction works status on a weekly basis from both the beginning and the end of the reporting period.

A.I. Sorokin, Project Manager at the SUEK Center for New and Innovative Technologies, commented: “SUEK's Risk Management strategy is aimed at preventing and mitigating the negative impact risks hold for our financial and economic activities. Involving SGS as an independent expert organisation within the framework of the project made a significant contribution to the project quality and cost management.”

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION BY SGS

As an independent third party, SGS has specialized personnel and procedures to control and supervise construction processes. With Construction Supervision SGS carries out independent and impartial examination, verification, validation and assessment on the behalf of clients in order to ensure that systems and products are designed and constructed according to the full requirements of specifications. With construction projects going on all around the world, SGS performs audits, site and production assessment visits, as well as the monitoring and witnessing of activities, including safety and quality functions and reporting.

SGS Construction Services help clients reduce technical risks, prevent construction errors, control budgets and effectively keep the construction project within its planned  schedule. With extensive experience spanning all aspects of construction, SGS has the skills needed to provide comprehensive supervision, inspection and commissioning services for all types of projects – no matter the size or location. With wide-ranging technical capacity, SGS provides public institutions, private investors, real estate owners, insurance and construction companies with the necessary support required for construction projects.

CONTACT:
SGS Industrial Services
Andrey Kashirin
Head of Industrial Inspection
SGS Vostok Limited
t: +7 (495) 775 44 55

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.