IPLOCA: New realities to test pipeline contractors

Despite the current dearth of pipe- line construction activity worldwide, coming years promise more work as nations and companies come to grips with new economic, social, and political realities that have emerged in the year since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.This was the message delivered late last month to the opening general session of the 2002 International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors (IPLOCA) convention in Bermuda by Techint SA's Daniel Sammartino, current IPLOCA president. In the midterm, said Sammartino, pipeliners will "still be laying mostly cross-border pipeline in different parts of the world under difficult legal and contractual frameworks."ForcesSammartino...

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