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On 9 July 2021, Mr Helmut Chik, Chief Operating Officer, North East Asia, SGS Group, Mr Simon Yan, General Manager of The Lab Asia Ltd, and the honourable guest, Mr. Amund Wong, Senior Manager, Projects, Third Runway jointly officiate at the grand opening ceremony for HKIA Third Runway’s Material laboratory, along with other valuable guests and SGS The Lab Asia team.

HKIA 3RS on site material  laboratory, commissioned to The Lab Asia Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the SGS Group, was first accredited by HOKLAS in July 2020,and  has since been providing professional services to suppliers and contractors to this mega infrastructure project.  Up till Jun 2021,  the project has completed the pavement work of 3.7 kilometres and over 100,000 tonnes of  asphalt, which have undergone rigorous testing by The Lab and passed the standards set forth by Hong Kong Airport Authority.  All services of Concrete, Soil, Asphalt and Metallic testing for reinforcement bar, bolt and nut, structural steel will be granted HOKLAS accreditation in July 2021. and those services are now ready to ensure all material and workmanship are in compliance with project standards.

The Lab was established back in 2010 and has newly become a wholly owned subsidiary of SGS Group this year.  The company now boasts a professional  team of 300+ which includes registered engineers and material engineers.  The Lab is committed to advocating  eco-friendliness and workplace health and safety,  for instance,  concrete cubes which have been tested, are consigned to construction materials company for remaking of eco-blocks, as part of our recycling initiative.  The company has also  invested in its digitalization of  test procedure and paper-less initiative, in a bid to increase efficiency and accuracy.

SGS and The Lab will continue to ensure our world-class testing capabilities and compliance with our client expectation for the third runway project,  in support of Hong Kong as a global aviation hub.