China's booming economy needs energy, pipelines, and technology

05/26/2003
The energy landscape of China has drastically changed since China's first Pipeline Bureau delegation visited Calgary in 1974. Today China needs and wants high international standards for pipeline design, project financing, management, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, and the myriad of pipeline related activities.And the need for the latest technology is driven by these developments:Jiang Zemin, formerly China's president and now chairman of the State Military Commission, wants to quadruple China's gross domestic product to more than $4 trillion by 2020. In the past 13 years, China's annual GDP averaged 9.3%. Energy requirements are growing at a similar...
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