Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has won a third party inspection procurement contract for the South Oil Company in Iraq, a national Iraqi company responsible for all the oil and gas projects in southern Iraq. The multi-year agreement was signed in June 2015. It is the first time SOC has appointed a third party inspection company to help ensure the quality and safety of all their projects, which are contracted to various oil and gas companies.
Intertek’s scope of work includes conducting inspections of components and materials used by SOC-managed oil and gas companies. Intertek’s global network of highly experienced staff will verify the quality of products and processes throughout the supply chain; from the sourcing of materials through to the manufacturing and fabrication of products.
Some of the technical inspection services will take place at the factories to oversee the way the production process is piloted and to ensure it complies with international standards and adhere to the specifications set by the client. Other inspections and testing will be conducted in Intertek laboratories across the world.
Hussain Al-Atrakchi, Intertek Vice President of Industry Services, Middle East, North Africa and West Asia, said: “We are pleased to be engaged in the testing and inspection of the materials used all projects conducted by SOC. Intertek’s global coverage across markets and functions, combined with laboratory expertise, provides the South Oil Company with the required support needed throughout the value chain.”
Intertek offers world-class quality assurance services throughout the project life cycle, from the design and procurement stage through to the installation and operational stage. Utilising services such as these helps companies ensure the quality of their products, processes, and assets while minimising risks that could impact the operations process, personnel safety and the environment.