SGS has been awarded a three-year contract by India's Lanco Group [Lanco Infratech, LANCI] to manage on-site quality control for the construction of its new gas power plant in Anbar Province, Iraq. The AKAZ [Akkaz, Akkas] power plant at al-Qaim will have a capacity of 250MW (2x 125MW) and is estimated to require three years to complete.
Under the deal, SGS will inspect material and equipment on-site, as well as at manufacturer locations in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East region.
Lanco signed the agreement to build the plant in June 2011.
(Sources: SGS, Utilities-ME)