SGS Awarded Contract to Conduct Materials Testing and Quality Control for the Subway Extension in Madrid

Top Quote SGS was awarded the contract to conduct Materials Testing and Quality Control for the new subway extension of Line 9. More than 400 types of Material Tests will be executed in SGS's laboratory in Madrid. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 11, 2010 - Since the first line opened in 1919 in Madrid, steady expansion of the metro system has taken place. For the new subway extension of Line 9, which connects Madrid with Mirasierry by three kilometers, including two new stations, SGS Spain received a contract to conduct independent inspection and quality control of the materials used.

    In January 2010, SGS started with its inspection services and quality control encompassing more than 400 types of material tests. SGS will be testing almost every kind of construction material involved in this subway extension project, including cement, concrete works, bitumen and rails in order to ensure the quality of the construction works. The Material Tests will be performed on-site as well as carried out in SGS's civil construction laboratory in Madrid.

    The Material Tests by SGS Spain are performed in accordance with the Spanish UNE code as well as the regulations of RENFE, the Spanish public railway company. By the end of October 2011, the inspection work by SGS will be completed.

    When clients demand testing by an independent inspection organization, advice on quality of the materials and information on the requirements for import and export of construction materials, SGS´s Construction Materials Testing laboratories are always the first choice.

    SGS, with more than 1,000 laboratories in the world, conduct Material Tests in order to control material characteristics, such as such as tensile strength, compressive strength, bending strength, aging characters or chemical composition.

    Industrial Services is one of the core business lines of the SGS Group, carrying out not only Material Testing services but helping clients from the Construction Industry to reduce risk, prevent construction errors, control budgets and effectively keep the construction project within time deadlines.

    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 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

    For more information, please contact:

    SGS Industrial Services
    Ramón Vicente Fernández
    Building Department Manager
    Industrial Services Spain

    SGS Tecnos, S.A.
    Trespaderne, 29
    28042 Madrid

    t: +34 91 313 82 08              +34 91 313 82 08      
    m: +34 60 951 51 84
    f: +34 91 313 81 44
    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com

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