SGS is pleased to announce the opening of our new Mobile Sample Preparation Unit (MSPU) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The MSPU expands our rock and drillcore sample preparation capacity in Burkina Faso, ahead of our major new laboratory complex being built in Ouagadougou.

The MSPU will immediately add an additional 600 samples/day capacity. Coupled with this increase in sample preparation capacity has been a 60% increase in fire assay capacity at our Ouagadougou laboratory with a retooling of the fire assay lab. The new MSPU is the latest addition to our strategically located fleet of MSPU units in four continents. Our MSPUs make use of industry standard equipment and employ staff trained using SGS global method protocols. SGS brings over 30 years of on-site and commercial laboratory experience to the design of our mobile laboratories.

The use of SGS`s mobile laboratory services offers clients competitive advantages by providing:

  • Fast turnaround
  • Accurate geochemical and/or assay data
  • Customized sample preparation protocol
  • Various service options from short term lease/rental to long term contract agreements
  • Highly favourable pricing due to SGS global purchasing power leverage
  • NI 43-101/JORC defensible data with minimal operational demands
  • Reduced shipping delays and costs

The new Ouagadougou MSPU complements our unmatched on-site laboratory network in Africa (Cote d’Ivoire, Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tanzania). Our extensive African capabilities enhance our unparalleled network of over 140 commercial, on-site and mobile geochemistry laboratories globally, many of which have been successfully audited to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. SGS offers a wide range of services to the minerals sector including geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, advanced systems, water treatment and trade services. For further information please visit SGS Minerals.

For further information, please contact:

Russ Calow, B.Sc., C.Chem.
Vice President Global Geochemistry SGS Canada Inc
PO Box 4300, 185 Concession Street Lakefield,
ON K0L 2H0, Canada
t: +1 (705) 652-2018
m: +1 (705) 772-1338
f: +1 (705) 652-2162

Mark Davidson
Business Development Manager – West Africa
SGS Laboratory Services Ghana Limited
14 Ridge Road - Roman Ridge
P.O. Box 732 - Accra - Ghana
t: +233 (0) 302 764 708-9 Ext: 1143
m: +233 (0) 544 338 791
f: +233 (0) 302 779 075


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