SHANGHAI, July 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, SGS obtained the accreditation of BWMS Commissioning Testing from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). This accreditation is a recognition of impartiality of SGS report and conformity of the capacity of SGS laboratory to international standards. It also marks SGS ballast water testing technology at the forefront of the industry.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), founded in 1862 as a non-governmental organization, is one of the most recognized Shipping societies in the world. ABS is a professional organization engaged in the classification of ships and is known for its rigorous auditing.
In the process of qualification certification, ABS conducted audit to SGS laboratory and practice demonstration, and highly recognized the overall quality of work by SGS, including capability on field operation and lab testing as well as strict quality control process, which enabled SGS BW testing team to be certified to provide ABS standard inspection report.
As the third-party testing institution with the most complete testing capacity for ballast water in China, SGS offers Marine environmental services on testing of ballast water and scrubber water to ship owners, manufactures and relevant institutions based on IMO and VGP requirements, and issues accurate testing reports. SGS report is recognized by classification societies worldwide such as ABS, DNV-GL, NK, BV, LR, KR, etc.
Till now, SGS has successfully completed projects for over 145 ships in more than 12 countries around the world, mainly in China, South Korea, Singapore and other Asian countries. 6 Flag States, 9 Classification Societies and ballast water treatment systems from 20 different manufacturers were involved in previous projects.
SGS has a worldwide service network and a strong technical team to conduct in-depth research on principles and testing standards of ballast water management system. The testing capabilities cover on-site sampling, indicative analysis and detailed analysis.
With a group of internal professional experts globally, SGS has been committed to the research and development of ballast water and marine environmental testing services. SGS has actively joined multiple organizations (such as Global TestNet and BIMCO, USCG, etc.) as chairman, members, or participants, and with technical background on trainings to IMO on relative laws and regulations, SGS also offers technical guidance for the conformity to the conventions of ballast water testing.
As the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS will cooperate with shipyards, equipment vendors and related institutions to provide high-quality services and contribute to improve the development and sustainability of Marine environmental protection.
SOURCE SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd.