Bureau Veritas opens in Mongolia amid turbulent investment environment

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Yesterday, Bureau Veritas Inspection and Testing Mongolia LLC, Mongolian branch of the global laboratory giant Bureau Veritas officially opened its comprehensive laboratory in Ulaanbaatar. BV is one of the largest multinational inspection, testing and certification company in the field of quality, health, safety and environment. It employs over 60,000 people globally in 140 countries with revenues about EUR4.0 billion.

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President in charge of North Asia for Bureau Veritas Commodities Division Sebastian Dannaud stated that the in the near future all of the employees will be Mongolians. Currently, the new Mongolian employees are being trained by the experts who worked in the industry for over 25 years. He also added that the current facility built in Mongolia has state of the art equipment. The laboratory can cover the full cycle of coal from exploration to commercial export. The comprehensive range of tests for coking coal including washability test, according to standards recognized by the major international capital markets.

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The Ulaanbaatar Laboratory is supported by skilled, competent samplers and analysis personnel and will be accredited to ISO IEC 17025:2005 and will meet the NATA Supplementary Requirements for Chemical Testing. The comprehensively equipped and dedicated coal testing facility is the first dedicated coal testing facility in Mongolia which will focus on the coal exploration industry to provide timely and accurate date required for evaluation of new resource areas for both Greenfield and Brownfield projects.

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One of the distinguished guests B.Altsukh, Director of Coal Division, Mineral Resource Authority stated that over 200 samples sent abroad for testing and confirmation. With BV in Mongolia these samples doesn’t need to be tested abroad because all the services can be performed locally. He welcomed BV’s investment in Mongolia both technical and monetary amid turbulent investment environment. He added his confidence on the Mongolian coal industry that the brighter days are still to come.

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