(EnergyAsia, September 10, Thursday) — Global fuel testing agency Lintec Testing Services has been named ‘Supplier of the Year 2009’ by Incentra, the Norwegian society of shipowners, ship managers and rig companies.

Owners of around 670 ships, vessels and rigs, members of the Oslo-based non-profit organisation rated UK-based Lintec highest among their suppliers of marine services and products.

Founded in 1967, Incentra requires the highest quality standards from its suppliers, with each provider undergoing a rigorous selection process of intensive market research and evaluation.

Geoff Jones, Lintec general manager, said: “We are very proud to have achieved the highest score in the Incentra supplier evaluation, and it is gratifying to see that the high level of service we offer is recognised by Incentra members. These, after all, are the people who really matter, who see at first hand how well our bunker fuel analysis service operates.”

A wholly owned subsidiary of ITS Testing Services (UK), Lintec provides shipowners and operators with an independent, quick-response fuel testing programme. It operates a global network with laboratories in the UK, Rotterdam, Singapore and Shanghai, providing a 24-hour global bunker fuel testing service.