The SSC has been responsible, on behalf of ESA, for the construction of the XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogues. To date, there have been nine releases of the (EPIC) X-ray catalogue: 1XMM, in April 2003, 2XMMp (an interim version of the more complete and extensive 2XMM catalogue) in July 2006, 2XMM in 2007, and two increments to 2XMM, i.e. 2XMMi in August 2008 and 2XMMi-DR3 in April 2010. 3XMM-DR4 was made public in July 2013, an incremental version, 3XMM-DR5, in April 2015, 3XMM-DR6, in July 2016, 3XMM-DR7, in June 2017 and the latest release, 3XMM-DR8, in May 2018. Production of the catalogues involves collation of archived, processed products (or a bulk reprocessing of all the data when major software and calibration changes have accumulated), the selection of suitable public datasets, screening and verification of the X-ray detections and associated data products, compilation of the catalogue from the source lists of the individual observations and auxiliary information, scientific validation of the catalogue, and making the catalogues and documentation publicly available to the scientific community, in close collaboration with ESA. A number of added-value products, such as image thumbnails and summary web-pages for each source are also generated separately. Each catalogue release uses as many of the publicly available datasets as possible, though some observations are excluded for various reasons, e.g. very low exposure, or cases with processing or pathological problems.