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SGS is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a non-destructive testing (NDT) contract by Obermayer, one of Germany’s largest independent engineering consultancies. Awarded on January 1, 2012, the contract is scheduled to run until April 2012, and 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 founded in Munich in 1958, began construction of Baku Crystal Hall in 2011. They awarded SGS the contract to provide quality control of welding seams and bolt connections for the building’s steel structures, due to SGS’s extensive experience and expertise in quality assurance, quality control and non-destructive testing.

The tight deadlines involved in the project mean that on-site supervision by SGS’s qualified inspectors will minimize the risk of defects, helping to both ensure compliance with regulations and prevent the damage that can occur when required standards are not met. Construction works are required to be completed by the end of April 2012 at the latest, and with SGS’s range of NDT services, including monitoring welding seam integrity, bolt tightening and bolt torque inspection, the ability to meet these construction deadlines in time for the popular Eurovision Song Contest will be greatly enhanced.

Qualified SGS specialists will work on-site to determine problem areas, ensuring speedy feedback to the client in order to facilitate the rapid repair of welding seams and the proper tightening of bolts, thus ensuring that all safety and quality requirements and regulations are met.

About Non-Destructive Testing Services by SGS

From construction sites, pipelines and refineries to shipyards and nuclear power plants, SGS monitors and improves the reliability of processes and equipment. SGS’s non-destructive testing (NDT) services offer complete or sample examination of assets, using well-designed procedures and highly trained and certified NDT inspectors. As a result, SGS provides complete and valuable data, enabling to make informed asset management decisions.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Azeri Ltd.
Boyukagha Mustafayev
Business Development Manager
3001, Tbilisi avenue
AZ1102 Baku, Azerbaijan

t: + 994 12 430-33-80/81/82/84
f: + 994 12 430-33-79

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 more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.