Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide, and Baker Hughes are expanding the global reach of their successful alliance to provide cargo treatment additive services to the world’s petroleum industry.

Both Intertek and Baker Hughes continue to establish and develop operations centers supporting the cargo additives market across the globe. The coordination of the companies’ business and operations management; technical, laboratory, and field additive technicians; and sales and marketing functions is complete in most of the Western Hemisphere, with Europe (Rotterdam) and Asia (Singapore) approaching final completion.

The cooperation between Intertek, a premier, global cargo inspection and testing company, and Baker Hughes, a world leader in the manufacture, distribution and application of petroleum and fuel additives, offers clients convenient access to a consistent and reliable level of operational and technical services.

“The extensive, integrated network of Intertek and Baker Hughes field offices, laboratories and distribution centers, along with the technical expertise to support them, is innovative and unequaled in the industry,” said Bob Johnson, Vice President for Intertek Additives Services.

Intertek and Baker Hughes have established cargo additive operations serving ports on the US East Coast and Gulf Coast, Panama, Bahamas, St. Eustatius, Rotterdam, and Singapore. Operations are expected to be available to clients in Puerto Rico by July 2011, and in Chile, Peru, and Brazil by October 2011.

Learn more about Intertek and Baker Hughes cargo additive services at:

About Intertek:

Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. Intertek people add value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek supports customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 30,000 people in more than 100 countries. (LSE:ITRK)

About Baker Hughes:

Baker Hughes provides reservoir consulting, drilling, pressure pumping, formation evaluation, completion, and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry. (NYSE:BHI)

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