South Korea: SGS Bags Supply Chain Services Contract from SHI

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, was awarded a contract to provide comprehensive Supply Chain Services for a wide range of international offshore projects by Samsung Heavy Industries in June 2011.

As a global leader in shipbuilding, offshore engineering, construction, wind power and control systems, Samsung Heavy Industries has achieved unbeatable leadership in the shipbuilding and offshore sector by maintaining a number one share in the drill ship, ultra-large container ship, LNG carrier and FPSO markets.

In order to ensure the best possible quality of components, materials and equipment at competitive prices for its offshore projects, Samsung Heavy Industries looked for a reliable third-party company.

Due to its first-rate experience and know-how in similar projects, the SGS Industrial division in Korea was awarded the contract to execute comprehensive inspections as part of Supply Chain Services.

Throughout the entire contract, SGS Industrial Services is helping the client control the input of all the processes during the overall supply chain cycle, to ensure the best quality of deliveries at competitive prices. With a team of highly skilled experts, SGS inspects components, materials and equipment for drill ships, drilling rigs and floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vesselsas well as assessing suppliers and keeping track of delivery schedules. Drawing on the resources of its unique global network, SGS can rate vendors from every corner of the world, from Norway, Sweden, Finland, UK, Germany and Italy to Malaysia and Singapore, within hours or days.

In addition, SGS performs extensive Factory Acceptance Tests, as part of Supply Chain Services, to ensure that the components and equipment operate as intended and meet all the contractual requirements. The tests are executed before final installation or prior to delivery and include a check of completeness, proof of functionality and a verification of all the important documentation, such as manuals, instructions, plans, drawings and instrumentation diagrams. The outcome of the SGS Factory Acceptance Test gives the client confidence that the equipment will perform as expected in compliance with all national and international standards and norms.

With SGS’s help, the quality of the components, materials and equipment for a wide portfolio of international offshore projects is assured to the full satisfaction of the client. Furthermore, the fact that SGS has provided third-party services for Samsung Heavy Industries since 2005 confirms the high degree of trust the client has in SGS’s expertise and competence.

Source: SGS, August 15, 2011;

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