LANCO Chooses SGS for Gas Power Plant in Iraq

SGS has been entrusted by LANCO Group to provide independent inspection of equipment and material at vendor locations in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East as well as to manage on-site quality control for the construction of its new gas power plant in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. The AKAZ power plant boasts a capacity of 2x125 MW and is estimated to require three years to complete.

One of India's most outstanding companies, LANCO has been driving growth in the fields of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as power, solar and natural resources and infrastructure for over 25 years and is today uniquely positioned  to take the lead in these areas of its influence.

Starting on March 27, 2012, SGS will provide quality assurance and quality control services throughout the three-year agreement

SGS is the world's leader in testing, inspection, certification and verification guaranteeing clients superior specialist examination to ensure compulsory compliance with current regional, national and international standards and regulations. Comprehensive testing and inspection provided by SGS reduces risk and increases quality control during all phases of construction. Unparalleled certification services and verification methods practiced by SGS assist in securing required credentials recognized the world over.

SGS expertise in quality assurance and quality control ensures that materials, products, machinery, equipment and industrial facilities have been manufactured compliant to required and contractual specifications as well as mandatory prerequisites and quality criteria.

Natural Gas: The fuel of choice in state-of-the-art power plants

The industry charged with producing electric power has historically been one of the biggest culprits of pollution worldwide. Strict regulations have been put in place to force the industry to develop new methods aimed at reducing harmful emissions in order to diminish environmental harm. SGS expert testing, inspection, certification and verification guarantees that these stringent directives are met.

Modern technologies permit natural gas, the cleanest of the fossil fuels, to be increasingly implemented in generating clean electricity. The use of natural gas has many environmental benefits including the emission of less greenhouse and smog related gasses, positively affecting overall air quality. Due to its abundance, natural gas also offers a cost-efficient alternative to dirty, more expensive resources. Power plants fuelled by natural gas are therefore becoming the popular choice of today's environmentally responsible and business savvy operators.

The Added Value of SGS Services

SGS meticulously inspects equipment and materials for mechanical defects or regulatory deficits at the manufacturer level as well as on site in order to prevent costly corrective actions during the construction phase or catastrophic shutdowns once the plant is in operation. Expertise in testing, inspection, certification and verification as only SGS can deliver is of paramount priority to maximize asset excellence and value. SGS is proud to have been chosen to assist LANCO in this prestigious endeavour.

For further information, please contact:

Hany Zakaria
Sales & BD Executive
3 Toh Tuck Link, #01-02/03, Singapore 596228
t: +65 63790156
f: +65 67742645


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.