Intertek re-opens flood-damaged fuel analysis facility

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  • Published: Jan 20, 2015
  • Author: Jon Evans
  • Channels: Laboratory Informatics / Electrophoresis / Ion Chromatography / Detectors / Gas Chromatography / Proteomics & Genomics / HPLC / Sample Preparation / X-ray Spectrometry / Atomic / Infrared Spectroscopy / Chemometrics & Informatics / MRI Spectroscopy / Proteomics / NMR Knowledge Base / UV/Vis Spectroscopy / Base Peak / Raman
thumbnail image: Intertek re-opens flood-damaged fuel analysis facility

Following a £500,000 rebuild, the UK testing and inspection company Intertek has reopened its fuel analysis laboratory at Immingham Docks in Humberside, North-East England. The previous laboratory was destroyed at the beginning of 2014 by flooding caused by a combination of heavy rain and the highest tide since 1953.

The new 300m2 laboratory contains state-of-the-art analytical instruments for analysing crude oil, natural gas and biofuels, including gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers, and will house over 20 personnel, including chemists, inspectors and support staff. As a consequence, Intertek can now once again provide a full and comprehensive inspection and testing service for shipping in the Humber Estuary, as well as other analytical assessment services to business in the area. The Humber Estuary is the busiest stretch of estuary for commercial shipping in Britain.

‘Intertek is committed to providing local inspection and testing services in the long term to oil and gas clients in the Humberside area, where we have been operating for over 40 years,’ said Rob van Dorp, Intertek’s UK & Eire chief executive. ‘Our unrivalled Immingham location enables us to work closely with our partners in the area to provide analytical services right on the dockside.’

(Photo of new Immingham laboratory courtesy of Intertek.)

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