Intertek acquires Pacifica Marine in Papua New Guinea

November 17, 2010

Intertek, a leading global provider of quality and safety solutions, has acquired Pacifica Marine, a marine cargo inspection and surveying company operating in Papua New Guinea.

Strategically located in Port Moresby, Pacifica Marine provides a wide scope of survey, inspection and marine insurance related services. Expertise includes bulk cargo inspection, hull and machinery surveys, loading and discharge supervision and inspection, P&I club surveys and investigation, supervision of quality analysis, as well as cargoes associated with large LNG projects. Pacifica Marine has been serving the local Papua New Guinea petroleum and agricultural industries since 2002, and is affiliated with various international industry organizations.

The addition of Pacifica Marine complements existing Intertek operations at the Port Moresby oil refinery and at minerals facilities in Lae and Alotau.

Jay Gutierrez, Executive Vice President of Intertek’s Oil, Chemical and Agri Division said, “Intertek is committed to providing our customers with comprehensive solutions and value-added services. The addition of Pacifica Marine in Papua New Guinea helps support our clients in the area. By increasing our service levels locally and in the region, Intertek offers expanded support to the petroleum, agriculture, minerals and mining industries.”

Patrick Robinson, Country Manager for Australia and Papua New Guinea, said. “The addition of Pacific Marine to Intertek expands our capacity to grow and serve clients in the country. Papua New Guinea is a rapidly developing country attracting large investments and projects in the energy and mining sectors. Intertek is committed to investing and growing our business to better serve local and international clients.”

Learn more about Intertek in PNG:

Business Contacts 

Patrick Robinson, Country Manager
Tel: +61 411 624 194

Tommy Kunji, Operations Manager
Tel: +675 311 2310
Tel +675 7689 5394

Intertek Media Contacts: 

Adrian Ho, Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +65 6322 8228 (APAC)

Erik Holladay, Global Marketing Director
Tel: +1 713 407 3500

About Intertek 

Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 26,000 people in 100 countries around the world.