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SGS Wins Contract for NDT Paper Mill Expansion


NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA--On Jan. 18, 2013, SGS was awarded a contract to provide non-destructive testing (NDT) services for paper mill expansion project in Nelspruit, South Africa.

SGS has entered into an agreement with a global organization, located in Nelspruit, South Africa to provide non-destructive testing (NDT) on all new fabrication welds to be installed in a paper mill expansion project in which a new plant is being built to replace the current facility.

Scheduled for a 20-day shutdown as of Feb. 28, SGS began on location preparations on Jan. 23. SGS currently has a staff of 12 on-site and that number will increase to forty for the shutdown phase and be adjusted accordingly for follow-up services until April 30.

From January to April, SGS will provide an extensive portfolio of NDT services for new fabrication welds in the construction of this new paper mill plant. The services will include radiographic, ultrasonic, particle, liquid penetrant and phased array testing.

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