Project Overview:

NCS has operated fuel laboratories in support of NATO for more than a decade. From initially taking over a field laboratory NCS expanded these to a series of laboratories matching international commercial laboratories on equipment, personnel, and management systems.

As the first laboratories in a warzone, the laboratories obtained ISO 9001 certification and ISO 17025 accreditation.

Project Details

Laboratory design, construction and operation
Kabul, Kandahar, Herat


  • 2010 - NATO decided to outsource the operation of the field test fuel laboratory in Kabul to NCS.
  • 2011 – Kabul laboratory upgraded to permanent A-test level capacity optimizing turnaround time of high-level testing in theatre. NCS was responsible for the design, construction, and management.
  • 2012 – NCS Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were introduced. The first laboratory was 3rd party certified IAW ISO 9001 by Bureau Veritas Certification.
  • 2012 – Full MIL product range test capability achieved by NCS capable of testing jet, diesel, and gasoline against the full range of statutory requirements: NATO, US-MIL, and civilian.
  • 2015 – NCS contracted to manage B-level laboratories in Kandahar and Herat, converted to existing NCS test level with local Laboratory Managers and Technicians, reporting to the Kabul Laboratory as the main laboratory.
  • 2017 – NCS designed and constructed a completely new A-level laboratory in Kandahar to become the main NATO theatre laboratory.
  • 2017 – NCS developed in cooperation with Labware a Laboratory Information Management System (NCS LIMS), to monitor and control all testing in supply chain IAW STANAG 3149, all traceability requirements IAW DEF STAN 91-091 and EI/JIG 1530 and provide accurate pro rata Batch Management of fuel stocks in addition to the standard laboratory operation on sites.
  • 2017 – As the first laboratory in a warzone NCS Laboratories obtained ISO 17025 accreditation by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
  • 2017-21 – NCS Laboratories conducted a globally unprecedented number of high-level fuel testing: more than 1.000 full-specification, A- and B-level tests yearly.

NCS Headquarters

Strømmen 6
9400 Nørresundby

+45 70 23 13 07
Email NCS

NCS London Office

28th Floor, One Canada Square
London E14 5AA
United Kingdom

+45 70 23 13 07
Email NCS

©2024 World Kinect Corporation. All rights reserved.
cross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram