STO GE Fuel Lab conducts its first fuel test

STO GE Fuel Lab. (Photo/STO)

The STO GE Fuel Lab, the laboratory opened by State Trading Organization (STO) to conduct tests to check the quality of fuel imported into Maldives, has conducted its first test.

Operated by leading inspection and testing company, Geo-Chem Middle East, the lab conducted its first test on Thursday – a sample of jet fuel sent by Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL).

The STO GE Fuel Lab is the first fuel testing lab opened in Maldives. Before it opened on March 1, companies had to send fuel samples abroad for testing.

STO states that its lab ensures the quality of fuel imported to the country through prompt and independent testing.

The lab can conduct five types of tests on petrol, four types of tests on diesel, and full recertification of jet fuel.

Test certificates from the lab are issued directly by Geo-Chem Middle East.