A new three-storey facility in Cambodia’s industrial Khan Chamkarmon area of Phnom Penh will house Intertek’s mineral sample preparation operations. The company is a leading provider of quality and safety services for a variety of sectors.
The new Cambodian facility will support the local mining industry by providing necessary sample preparation services prior to geochemical analysis. These services include fire assay and precious metal analysis, minerals inspections, coal testing and mine-site laboratories. It will receive samples and prepared pulps from across the world.
The company’s international business development manager Alex Chong says the new facility is a significant milestone. “We offer expert inspection, analytical testing, and advisory services to the minerals, exploration, ore and mining industries. Through our global network of state-of-the-art laboratories, we provide a wide range of analytical services for minerals, including precious metals, base metals, and their raw content, such as iron ore, bauxite, coal and coke, as well as bulk commodities. We also conduct environmental monitoring, and offer marine and trade-related inspection and services.”
The company believes the Cambodian facility will give more local mining ventures the opportunity for faster turn-around times in testing and inspection, creating better economics for potential projects.
Intertek boasts a network of more than 1000 global laboratories and offices staffed by more than 30,000 employees.