April 2014

HPI Focus: New vs. Debottlenecking

Consider new strategies in defining turnaround or construction contracts

As the use of contract labor to complete refinery turnarounds and construction projects is increasing, success of these projects hinges on the ability of owners and contractors to effectively collabor..

Harrell, B., Management Controls Inc.

As the use of contract labor to complete refinery turnarounds and construction projects is increasing, success of these projects hinges on the ability of owners and contractors to effectively collaborate. Both groups have different motivators. However, they have several common goals such as safety, reliability and quality. In addition, owners and contractors both need a well-written, comprehensive, risk-balanced contract/agreement. Too often, the owner/contractor relationship resembles an arm-wrestling contest during contract negotiations. The balance of power swings from the owner to the contractor and back again. Global economics, governmental requirements and labor availability shift rel

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