Published On : Tue, Jul 26th, 2016

NMRCL to sign MoU with Bureau Veritas, France for setting up world class Laboratory for Material testing

Pic Courtesy - Nagpur Metro

Pic Courtesy – Nagpur Metro

Nagpur: Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) shall be signing on Wednesday the 27th July, 2016 a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with French Company, Bureau Veritas. A global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), Bureau Veritas is delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

The Laboratory will be a NMRCL-BVIL Laboratory, set up and run jointly. The laboratory would be used for testing of material used in concrete construction and other civil works.

The laboratory results shall be accreditated by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration of Laboratories (NABL) is expected to speed up the Metro Rail project.

The Laboratory will meet the growing challenges of quality ensuring safety & environmental protection; Nagpur Metro being socially responsible and in compliance with its motto of “ Mazi Metro”.

It will test basic parameters and also carry out advanced tests for durability, chemical analysis, consultation on specialized areas and E & M Services. Apart from material testing, capacity of the Laboratory will also be developed to provide Technical solutions to complex construction problems.

As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.

Bureau Veritas core values include integrity and ethics, impartial counsel and validation, customer focus and safety at work.

Bureau Veritas set up a Material Collection Cell in May, 2016 for its prestigious Nagpur Metro Rail project. This was one of the unique steps taken by NMRCL for its vision to provide a safe, reliable, efficient, affordable, world class quality product, and environmentally sustainable rapid public transport system for the city of Nagpur.

Once the laboratory is fully functional, other infrastructure projects of other companies would also be undertaken for testing. Currently only one such lab exists in Central India making it cumbersome for them to get material tested from elsewhere; NMRCL would thus be making headway in pushing more advanced testing facilities providing solutions in high quality control in Central India for companies like NHAI and PWD in Nagpur through this state-of-the-art laboratory.