SDMI now ISO 9001:2015 certified.

QA Group August 1, 2018
What is ISO 9001:2015 – Quality management systems – Requirements?

ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). It is internationally recognized as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organizations globally. Basically, organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services to meet requirements.

It was proven that implementing ISO 9001 standard produce positive results:

  • Increased credibility and competitiveness.
  • Consistency in the delivery of product and services.
  • More efficient processes, effective operation
  • Improve employee motivation and awareness
  • Continual improvement.
  • And ultimately enhanced customer satisfaction


As part of SDMI preparation for Third Party Audit, Internal Quality Audit (IQA) was conducted last January 30, 2018 to February 5, 2018. The result provide information whether the quality management system conforms to the requirements and effectively implemented and maintained.
Result:7-Nonconformances found which are now being addressed through the issuance of Corrective Action Request (CAR) being monitored by QA Section.

External Audit by Intertek Philippines:

Stage I Audit

Auditor will confirm if the management system conform to the requirements of the standard and achieve organization’s policy objectives. Audit team will evaluate the capability of the management system to manage compliance with statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements. At the end of this audit, confirmation will be received for proceeding with the Stage II audit. A pre-determined amount of time will be given if nonconformities will be found.
Schedule: March 6, 2018

Stage II Audit

Assessment team supervised by Lead Auditor will review the management system. The objective is to confirm that the management system conforms with all the requirements of the standard and that the organization has effectively implemented the system so it can achieve the organization’s policy objectives. Once compliance will be found, Certification will be issued. This will appear in the Intertek Directory of Certified companies and in other industry directories
Schedule: May ?, 2018

Follow-up Evaluations

Regular annual surveillance visits followed by triennial re-assessments to ensure ongoing conformity.


Acquisition of Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Business

QA Group March 2, 2017

Flow Diagram of Power Generation Utilizing the CFB Boiler

Features of the CFB Boiler

  • Combustion Mechanism

    Air is injected into the bottom of the boiler chamber and the heated particles and fuel are mixed in a suspended manner. Through this, various fuels are burned efficiently. The combustion particles and gas that rise together are separated using a cyclone, and returned to the bottom of the boiler, further improving the combustion efficiency.

  • Features
    1. Compatible with various fuel sources

      Compatible with more difficult fuel sources such as biomass, low-grade coal, construction waste, waste tires, waste plastic, coal refuse, and paper sludge.

    2. No need for the fuel source to be ground finely

      Wires and other materials inside waste tires can be removed smoothly (no need for prior separation).

    3. Controls the generation of NOx

      Due to the high combustion efficiency, temperatures are comparatively lower than other methods, controlling the amount of NOx emissions that are generated.

Profile of AFW and GPG

  • Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW)
    1. Head Office: London (U.K.)
    2. Established: 1848
    3. No. of Employees: Approximately 40,000 (as at 12/2015)
    4. Sales: GBP5,445 million (as at 12/2015) (approximately JPY650 billion)
    5. Main Business Activities: Engineering Oil & Gas (54%), Clean Energy (28%), Environmental (11%), Mining (7%)
  • Global Power Group (GPG)
    1. Head Office: Clinton, NJ (U.S.A.) –Finland is the design head office
    2. Established: FW (the original company) was established in 1884.
    3. No. of Employees: Approximately 2,300 (as at 12/2015)
    4. Sales: USD553.7 million (approximately JPY56 billion) (as at 12/2015)
    5. Main Business Activities: Boiler (CFB, PC, HRSG), Exhaust Gas Equipment, Operation of Power Generation Plants Number one in the world in terms of deliveries of CFB units

Scope of Acquisition (Business Diagram)

Timeline Leading to the Acquisition

The Purposes of This Acquisition

  1. Promote growth in the energy business of SHI Group
  2. Develop CFB boiler business throughout the world
  3. Secure the technology and brand of CFB boiler after expiration of the current license agreement (to be expired in December 2021)
  4. Obstruct M&A by competitors

Competitive Advantage (Product Delivery Areas)

Competitive Advantage (Generation Capacity)

Future Sales Projections