August 19, 2016
UL announces an alliance with Marex Canada Limited to deliver field evaluation services for gas-fired equipment in the Province of Alberta. As an accredited Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Certification Body (CB), UL Canada will now work with Marex Canada Limited and industry owners and operators to help confirm their gas-fired equipment is in compliance with Provincial Regulatory requirements before the January 1, 2020 compliance requirement date.
The collaboration between UL and Marex will benefit the oil and gas industry in Alberta as the two organizations will offer enhanced local services by combining their engineering expertise and inspection capabilities. UL’s mission is to work for a safer world and for more than 95 years has been pioneering progress in safety science with the aim of providing comprehensive services to certify, validate, test, inspect, audit, advise and educate. As a Safety Codes agency accredited by the Alberta Safety Codes Council in accordance with the Safety Codes Act, Marex Canada Limited started out by specializing in the provision of regulatory compliance monitoring services for accredited organizations in accordance with their safety codes policies.
“This new alliance, formed with the customer needs in mind, demonstrates both organizations’ commitment to supporting the most important industry in the country,” said Joe Hosey, General Manager of UL in Canada. “We are very pleased that UL and Marex will now be able to bring more value added services to the local market in a more timely manner, benefiting the fast growing oil & gas industry in Alberta.”
Marex Canada has been serving the oil and gas industry since 2002 by providing effective interpretation of codes and standards, seeking out and promoting innovative products, ideas and technologies, and identifying alternative design and installation solutions.
“At Marex Canada Limited our mission of ‘providing leadership in safety, by integrating our expertise… to provide practical, value added solutions and by identifying, evaluating and promoting new practices, applications and technology…’ is very much in keeping with the mission of UL. This collaboration of services and expertise between Marex and UL gives the oil and gas industry more choices in meeting their safety needs and regulatory obligations,” said René Leduc, President of Marex Canada Limited. “Teaming up with UL to give industry more options for meeting their Safety Codes regulatory obligations is a natural extension of what we do at Marex. We are looking forward to this new relationship with UL, one that will better serve our clients and industry as a whole.”