Personnel, company skills listed as highest-ranked traits for engineering firms

Owners of downstream petroleum and petrochemical companies rank qualifications of key personnel as the most important consideration in choosing engineering contractors, says a recent industry study. Other important factors include project management, construction, and detailed engineering capabilities of the contractor.These are some of the conclusions of a biennial survey of the global downstream engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) industry by Transmar Consult Inc., Houston.The study, sponsored by the senior management of most of the leading EPC contractors, is based on 120 interviews with key decision makers in refining and chemical companies. From August to November 2005, ...

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