Personnel quality key to selection of engineering contractors

Owners of downstream petroleum and chemical companies rank quality of key personnel as their number one consideration in choosing engineering contractors, says a recent industry study. These owners also cite concerns about the ability of engineering firms to handle a multitude of small jobs on the horizon and to adapt to global customers.These are some of the conclusions of a biennial survey on the global downstream engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) industry by Transmar Consult Inc., Houston.Between September 2000 and January 2001, Transmar interviewed 99 owners in the US and Europe. European interviews took place in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the...

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