Southern Engineering Company (SECO) has begun a major series of geotechnical investigations at the port of Mombasa under a contract awarded by TradeMark East Africa. The investigations will cover berth 1-14, the lighter Quay and the Mbaraki wharf.

The contract involves gathering of soil and core samples and also soil chemical analysis under the supervision of Inros Lackner. This is for the purpose of new berths design and general port rehabilitation activities.

SECO’s geotechnical vessels Alpha Trion, Hippopotes and Geoma 1 Jackup will carry out both the offshore and onshore investigations and the current fieldwork will be followed by extensive laboratory testing, data analysis, interpretation and integration with other data acquired after CPTU. The contract will run for a period of 106 days.

Recently, the engineering company achieved its new ISO 9001:2015 standard for its business and quality management systems. The ISO 9001:2015 certification was awarded by international accreditors SGS.

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for the quality management of businesses and helps organizations demonstrate to customers that they can offer products and services of consistently good quality. It applies to the processes that create and control the products and services which an organisation supplies. In addition, ISO 9001 standard prescribes the systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers and other stakeholders in the business are met.

Since SECO’s first accreditation, the company has continued to meet the ever-growing customer demand for the highest levels of quality. SECO’s quality improvement plan aims to identify any areas that need improvement and thereafter set up the appropriate corrective actions to ensure high standards are maintained.

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