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SGS Provides Complex Services for Groundbreaking Nuclear Power Technology Test Facility in China


SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, was awarded a contract to provide complex third-party services for a nuclear power technology test facility in China on June, 21, 2011.

The aim of the facility is complex testing at the cutting-edge of China’s nuclear power technology, with CAP1400, which is based on the advanced AP1000 pressurized water reactor. In order to ensure the best quality and performance requirements are met at the test facility, the project owner looked for a reliable third-party inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

During the entire contract, scheduled from August 2011 to December 2011, SGS Industrial division in China will provide technical support in assessing equipment vendors bidding for the client. Furthermore, SGS’s team of nuclear power experts will conduct extensive Inspection services on the equipment at the test facility, including the reactor pressure vessel (RPV), steam generator (SG), regulators (PRZ), core-fill water tank (CMT), accumulator-safety injection tank (ACC) as well as the main coolant pump (RCP).

In addition, SGS will carry out Expediting services throughout the whole duration of the project. Using their first-rate experience and expertise, SGS will monitor sub-suppliers in order to ensure the project meets all national and international requirements and specifications. Within the scope of Expediting services, SGS’s skilled expediters will identify the areas that cause potential delays and undertake any necessary actions to guarantee that materials and equipment are delivered to the location on or before the promised dates defined in the delivery terms or purchase order. Moreover, SGS will obtain or reaffirm delivery promises from suppliers, fully investigate all aspects of the suppliers’ scheduling and provide the client with periodic status reports on the ongoing procedures.

Thanks to its extensive experience and competence in the nuclear sector, SGS will help the client to complete this groundbreaking nuclear power technology’s test facility project in terms of quality, schedule and budget, in accordance with all national and international standards and requirements.

About SGS Nuclear Power Services

With over 35 years of experience, SGS Industrial Services supports the nuclear industry in a global market at all points of the supply chain, to ensure the top quality from nuclear equipment suppliers around the world and to protect the client’s interests when buying and selling.

By providing Nuclear Services, SGS ensures that possible nuclear power plant risks are mitigated and that installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements.

About SGS Industrial Services

Industrial Services is one of the major business lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. SGS Industrial Services ensures that the customer’s installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or customer based. Industrial Services has decades’ worth of experience and some remarkable references in serving key industries, such as Construction, Industrial Manufacturing and Trade, the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions, as well as Renewable Energy.

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 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.


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