Inspection and Supervision in the Interoceánica Road Project in Peru
The Inter-Oceanic Highway is a transcontinental roadway and a key IIRSA project that will cross the Amazon Basin and link the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of South America. It consists of three roads that link the port cities of Ilo, Matarani and San Juan de Marcona on the southern coast of Peru with the Amazonian state of Acre, Brazil. The construction of the Inter-Oceanic Highway will facilitate the transfer of Brazilian goods to the Pacific coast (and the markets of Asia) and by the same means will move Asian products to the Atlantic coast (and the markets of the United States, Europe and Brazil).
Beginning 2007, SGS Peru has signed a contract with CONIRSA (Consorcio Concesionario Interoceanico) for providing inspection and supervision services for the construction and mounting of bridges for the project “Corredor Vial Interoceánico Sur” which will join Peru and Brazil through the Amazonian jungle. The scope includes inspections during the structure fabrication in the different shops in Lima, Arequipa and Chimbote cities, as well as the supervision during the erection on site done in the region of Madre de Dios, located in the border with Brazil and Bolivia.
For the development of this Project, SGS Peru has assigned qualified and certified personnel, in order to comply with the necessary quality controls established in the International Technical Standards as the AASHTO/AWS D1.5 BRIDGE WELDING CODE.
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