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Established in 2001, AGTS CI (African Geotechnical Technology and Services - Ivory Coast) is a member of the APAVE group governed by the national laws of the Ivory Coast. Based in Abidjan :

- AGTS CI works mainly in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Liberia

- AGTS CI assists companies, communities and individuals in the fields of geotechnics through a complete range of services such as

- Geotechnical engineering

- Drilling studies and in situ tests

- Laboratories (soil, roads, concrete)
- Instrumentation and measurements

For this mission, AGTS CI relies on highly qualified men and women who carry out their work with professionalism in order to provide our clients with quality services while respecting deadlines. This commitment and involvement is expressed through its quality policy, which is the means for AGTS CI to be the first geotechnical laboratory in Côte d'Ivoire to be certified ISO 9001: 2008.

Since the relaunch of the activities in Ivory Coast in 2012 where the subsidiary included only 5 people, we worked to relaunch and develop all the activities known within the APAVE group and count today 70 collaborators, the establishment of an office in SAN PEDRO, to carry out a turnover of 3 Meur with a positive result since 4 consecutive years. Our success is linked to several factors (vision, commitment, tenacity, competence...) and to making APAVE CI and its perimeter the undisputed leader in risk management through all its services. 

Ivory Coast


Apave Ivory Coast

Vridi Cité, Port Bouet- 15 BP 684 ABIDJAN 15

(225) 2721753222

(225) 2721268604

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AGTS Ivory Coast

Rue L87 Angré Oscars , Cocody Angré Abidjan / Côte d'Ivoire


(225) 22 50 24 63


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Our activities

Our 8 complementary businesses enable you to combine safety and performance at every stage of your projects.

Picto inspection


We check the reliability of your installations, equipment, structures, infrastructures and buildings to keep them in compliance when they are commissioned and during operation. 

Picto Essais et Mesures

Tests and measurements

We carry out all types of tests using simulators that reproduce real constraints. We also carry out air, water and soil measurements to monitor quality and better manage your risks.

Picto Certification

Certification and Labels

We certify your management systems, skills, products or services. We also define labels that comply with a strict reference system. 

Picto Formation


We are a leader in risk management and safety training. Our unique model of trainer-inspectors enables us to train 350,000 people each year, with a certificate, a diploma and a passport for their professional career.  

Picto consulting

Advice and technical support

We help you to improve the health and safety of your teams by reducing industrial accidents and the risk of incidents 

Geotechnical service

  • Geotechnical studies NFP-Eurocode7-ASTM-BS
  • Foundations
  • Pressuremeter tests
  • Penetrometer
  • Stability
  • Roads
  • CPT
  • SPT
  • EXE check
  • Lugeon test
  • Core drilling
  • Installation of piezometers
  • Scissometer
  • Phicometer|Pumping
  • Soil treatment 

Laboratory services

  • Earthworks monitoring (Troxler, Plate tests, Proctor)
  • Full range of identification (GTR, ES, permeability)
  • Full range of soil mechanics (Odometry, Shear)
  • Follow-up of road tests (Troxler, Deflection, Pavement coring)
  • Complete range of characterisation (Formulation, Extraction of binders)
  • Follow-up of EXE OA or Building (Rc, Slumpt test)

Structures and Infrastructures Testing Service

  • Non-destructive testing of concrete, steel and masonry of existing structures: Impedance measurements on piles
  • Sonic auscultations on piles
  • Sclerometry
  • Ultrasound
  • Pachometer
  • Core drilling of walls, slabs and floors
  • Integral study of existing structures

Check facilities and equipment

We check the reliability of your installations, equipment, structures, infrastructures and buildings, to keep them in compliance when they are commissioned and during operation.That's why Apave is the partner of choice for regulatory and non-regulatory inspections.

Equipment compliance 

  • Inspecting electrical installations: fixed or temporary, in the workplace or at home.
  • Inspect pressure equipment: generators, tanks, piping, autoclaves.
  • Explosive Atmosphere Inspection (ATEX)
  • Check lifting devices and mechanical equipment.
  • Check radiological protection of X-ray equipment.
  • Check scaffolding for correct assembly and safety.
  • Periodically check dangerous machines.
  • Check lightning protection systems.
  • Check transport of dangerous goods.
  • Check heating and air-conditioning systems.
  • Check equipment emitting non-ionizing radiation: lasers, ultraviolet devices, artificial optical radiation, electromagnetic fields.
  • Check thermal installations: boilers and air-conditioning systems.
  • Inspect buried pipes to identify critical points.
  • Check the cathodic protection of hydrocarbon pipelines.
  • Check equipment emitting non-ionizing radiation: lasers, ultraviolet devices, artificial optical radiation, electromagnetic fields.

Use new technologies in complete safety

  • Check machine conformity and work in co-activity with cobots.
  • Check heating and air-conditioning systems.
  • Check equipment emitting non-ionizing radiation: lasers, ultraviolet devices, artificial optical radiation, electromagnetic fields.

Check the quality and design of equipment and materials.

  • Check the correct installation of communication networks: fiber optics and mobile telephony.
  • Check the design of nuclear pressure equipment.
  • Check the quality of welding operations.
  • Carry out mechanical and destructive tests to validate a manufacturing process.
  • Carry out non-destructive testing (Phased Array ultrasound, Floorscan MFL, ACFM, TOFD, etc.).

Inspect ERP (Etablissement Recevant du Public) installations.

  • Check electrical installations for outdoor lighting: traffic lights, public lighting, sports stadium lighting.
  • Inspect automatic and semi-automatic doors and gates.
  • Inspect sports facilities and children's playgrounds.
  • Check fire-fighting systems: alarms, emergency equipment, SSI, sprinklers, etc.
  • Check fuel gas installations.
  • Check elevators, freight elevators, escalators, moving walkways.

Ensuring the performance, safety and sustainability of your processes, equipment, utilities and facilities

  • Multi-directive compliance.
  • Assessment of occupational and QHSSE risks.
  • Loss of operation or asset value. 
  • Project management assistance for successful industrial projects (from needs analysis to performance acceptance).
  • Reliability, safety and availability (operating safety - FMDS - TPM - supervision).
  • Technical health check, life cycle extension, full cost management.
  • Improving yields and production costs.
  • Improving maintenance performance.

Train your teams

Our expert trainers can help you improve your teams' skills. At Apave, we specialize in technical training related to health and safety. We offer a wide range of training courses to meet your skills development needs, both locally and internationally. To help you make the right choice, we've put together a number of catalogs for you to download according to your criteria: discover all the training courses available, identify those suited to your sector of activity, or explore online training courses.

  • Asbestos
  • Explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
  • Building & civil engineering
  • Lifting & Handling
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Scaffolding
  • Electricity
  • Energy and energy transition
  • Environment, quality and industrial risks
  • Equipment under pressure (ESP)
  • Fire
  • Electric mobility
  • Nuclear
  • Production Industrial Maintenance
  • Radiation protection PCR
  • Digital risks, security and malicious acts
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Welding Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Working at height

Build, operate and renovate in complete safety

Today, it's not just a question of building more, but of building sustainably to preserve the environment. Energy performance, natural resource management and reducing the carbon footprint of construction are global priorities.

To anticipate technical, human and environmental risks and stay in compliance, Apave secures your local and international construction operations to guarantee control of technical risks, safety of people and property, environmental protection and energy savings.

Safe construction and renovation

  • Carry out technical building inspections (CTC).
  • Ensure worksite safety.
  • Monitor and carry out detailed inspections of engineering structures.
  • Implement environmental regulations
  • Safety and Public Security studies.
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Project management assistance
  • Control of heating and air-conditioning systems
  • Fire risk prevention
  • Energy performance diagnostics
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)

Controlling your environmental impact

  • Energy conservation, carbon footprint reduction and natural resources: energy management, audits and inspections of facilities classified for environmental protection, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint, energy efficiency...
  • Reducing environmental impact and responding to societal demands: biodiversity protection, contaminated site and soil diagnostics, environmental management, CSR...

Audit and certify

Whether to meet regulatory or voluntary requirements, our network of qualified auditors and laboratories can help you ensure that your activities and products comply with current standards.

Our certification experts can help you access new markets, strengthen customer confidence and improve the quality of your processes. With Apave, you benefit from personalized support to obtain the certification best suited to your needs, while enhancing your commitment to quality and performance.

  • Management system certification (ISO 9001, 140001, 450001, 50001, 19443)

    Management system certification enables companies not only to meet normative requirements, but also to demonstrate the performance of their organizations and their commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of risks associated with their activities (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, ISO 27001, EN 9100).
  • Product certification

    Today's consumers are confronted with a very wide range of products and sometimes find it difficult to make a choice.
    to make their choices. Product certification attests to customers that the products they are going to use comply with strict standards, guaranteeing quality and safety (CB Scheme, Hyperbaric, rail, etc.).
  • Certification engineering

    To meet all your non-standard requirements, Apave Certification can help you develop customized non-regulatory certifications. Thanks to the development of a unique reference system, you will be able to provide a response adapted to your sector of activity.

Test and qualify your equipment

Testing and qualifying your equipment, products or materials is essential to guarantee their conformity and robustness in the face of the external constraints they may encounter. Whether you're processing, operating or marketing your product, it's vital to ensure compliance with current standards and obligations, and to control the risk of failure.

Thanks to our tests, we can help you qualify your products and equipment and obtain the necessary certifications, thus guaranteeing the conformity and safety of your assets. We study the behavior of your materials in a variety of situations, and offer a wide range of services from destructive testing to non-destructive testing (NDT), including chemical analysis on site or in the laboratory, mechanical and metallographic testing, strength calculations...

Environmental sampling

  • Measurements of atmospheric emissions (emission measurements, fallout measurements, QAL2 and AST tests) and water sampling and analysis (industrial effluents, rainwater, surface water, groundwater),
  • Measurements of environmental noise levels.
  • Taking soil pollution into account

Indoor air quality control

  • Measurements of exposure to noise and vibration,
  • Measurement of exposure to pollutants in the workplace,
  • Ventilation controls (sanitation of workplaces),
  • Indoor air quality assessments in ERP buildings.

Conformity assessment and CE and UKCA marking of products and equipment

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Gas appliances
  • Pressure equipment
  • Elevators
  • Lifting equipment

Industrial testing and material characterization

  • Conformity and assessment of Electrical Products for international CB certification
  • Qualification of welding materials and procedures
  • Climatic testing
  • Mechanical, metallographic and other tests
  • EMC testing
  • Hydraulic testing
  • Calibration control
  • Destructive testing / non-destructive testing,
  • Chemical analysis of materials,
  • Strength calculations,

Geotechnical testing laboratory

  • Earthworks monitoring (Troxler, Plate tests, Proctor)
  • Complete identification range (GTR, ES, permeability)
  • Full range of soil mechanics (Odometry, Shear tests)
  • Road EXE follow-up (Troxler, Deflection, Pavement coring)
  • Full characterization range (Formulation, Extraction of binders)
  • OA or Building EXE follow-up (Rc, Slumpt test)
  • As part of geotechnical studies, specific series of tests are carried out:
    - Penetrometer
    - Stability
    - CPT
    - SPT
    - EXE control
    - Lugeon test
    - Core drilling
    - Piezometer installation
    - Scissometer
    - Phicometer|Pumping
    - Soil treatment

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