Basic & Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory Services
What We Do
SA Geolab is capable of doing a full range of soil lab testing services that include routine classification and index tests, triaxial total and effective stress tests, volume change tests and advance triaxial and simple shear effective stress tests static or dynamic at room temperature of 26deg.C or seabed temperature down to 4deg.C.
The Quality Policy of SA Geolab International Pte Ltd is to provide its customers with soil testing laboratory services that meet their needs and expectations. For this purpose, the Company is committed to achieve the management standards which are based on quality, accuracy, timely test results and safe working practices for its own employees and clients.
SA Geolab laboratory is accredited by SAC (Singapore Accreditation Council) for a wide range of tests including, but not limited to; classification; effective stress; shearboxes; consolidation; total stress tests.
SA Geolab International Pte Ltd (SA Geolab) was first set up in 1988 by Managing Director, Syed Ahmad as Geolab Services (GLS) in sole proprietorship. In 1993, GLS became a private limited company.
Since its inception in 1988, GLS had grown to be a leading soil laboratory company in South East Asia. It was accredited in 1991 and was capable of doing a full range of soil lab testing services that include classification and index tests, strength tests, volume change tests and strength tests on rock.
Its client include Dames & Moore, Fugro, OYO, Asian Geos, TL Geotechnic, Braemer Offshore, GHD Australia, URS, Noble Denton and later Horizon (Dubai), Aramco, GEMS UK and Korean companies such as Dong A, Hyundai and Samsung E & C. It also had a clutch of local Singapore companies that utilize its services for the local infrastructure jobs.
The reason for such a varied range of clients was because of its expertise in testing onshore and offshore soil samples. It became known for its high degree of professionalism in executing its testing and the prompt submission of test results.
In 2007, the shareholders of GLS sold all their shares to Bluestone Offshore Pte Ltd (Bluestone); parent company of GLS so that GLS could gain new experience in doing deep water soil investigation. GLS was involved in a soil investigation project for Chevron in the Makassar Strait, Indonesia, at water depths ranging from 1200-1850m. GLS managed to pioneer a new technique in handling very soft soils and was involved in the full range of lab tests that include static as well as dynamic testing of soils that include cyclic simple shear, cyclic triaxial and resonant column.
After the acquisition of Bluestone, Syed Ahmad decided to form Geolab Technology Pte Ltd (GLT) in April 2011 which subsequently attained the ISO/IEC accreditation in June of the same year. In September 2012, GLT was acquired by SA Geolab.
The Company is committed to provide complete confidentiality, quality assurance, reliable timely delivery and integrity of services.
The Company shall conduct its business in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Compliance with the law does not comprise our entire ethical responsibility; rather, it defines our minimum, absolutely essential performance of our duties.
To be Asia’s leading soil testing laboratory and be recognized worldwide. It will entail that the company remains dynamic, ever-adapting to the changing technological advances and fine-tuning established procedures.
It is also embarking on its own Research and Development with the aim to be pioneers in the industry.