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In July, 2010, SGS India won a tender to provide comprehensive inspection services for the storm water drainage project in three areas in Chennai issued by the Corporation of Chennai, the civic body that governs the city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras. The 26-month contract has been assigned to SGS who has started the activities end of February 2011.

In order to assure the quality during the construction works of the storm water drainage project, aimed at flood alleviation in the city, the Corporation of Chennai looked for a reliable third-party company to conduct inspection and testing services.

Due to the extensive experience in similar projects, SGS India won the tender to provide Construction Supervision and Quality Assurance and Quality Control services during the entire construction process.

Construction Supervision provided by SGS Industrial Services will ensure the successful completion of the storm water drainage construction project in terms of quality, time and cost. Furthermore, SGS will carry out independent examination, validation and assessment to gurantee that the investment realization conforms to technical documentation, regulations and valid standards. SGS highly experienced team of experts will help the client to reduce technical risks, prevent construction errors, control budgets and effectively keep the construction project within planned schedule.

In order to ensure that the storm water drainage project satisfies customer requirements in a systematic and reliable way and is in compliance with all contractual specifications, national and international standards, SGS will provide comprehensive Quality Assurance and Quality Control services throughout all phases of the construction project. The project phases include the construction of storm water drain, retaining wall and RCC walls for fifteen canals as well as purging of silt. SGS will conduct quality checks during the excavation, backfilling, foundation, concreting and structural works on site. A team of eleven SGS experts for each of the areas will verify materials and equipment through checks and inspections in accordance with drawings, quality assurance procedures and a checklist relating to specific types of equipment, operational factors and the vendor’s quality control system. Furthermore, the results of the quality checks will be presented by SGS experts on a weekly basis.

As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS will inspect the construction materials and structures by undertaking construction material testing in its own material testing laborotary A team of highly experienced SGS experts will check the structures for any discontinuities and failures in the material in order to assure the quality throughout the whole construction process.

With its extensive experience and competence in projects of that kind, SGS will contribute to the successful completion of the storm water drainage project in Chennai throughout all phases of the project development.

About SGS Industrial Services

With its worldwide network of experienced and qualified engineers and inspectors, SGS is recognized as a leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification and testing. Instilling confidence in clients, SGS ensures that the quality and performance of your product or installation meets applicable requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or client-specific.

For further information, please contact:

Suresh Varma
SGS Industrial Services
SGS India Pvt. Ltd.
New No.4 (Old No.8) Rajiv Gandhi Salai(O.M.R)
Perungudi Industrial Estate
Chennai- 600 096
m: +91 99401 91725


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