July 2004

Engineering and Construction

Effective new plant startup increases asset's net present value

An integrated work process reduces investment costs and mitigates potential risks

Leitch, J., Fluor

Business leaders today are voicing a strong need to improve their use of project capital. Sadly, many are struggling to find innovative ways to improve the results of their investments. Management, finance, operations and project members want to achieve higher returns on scarce capital resources, yet they disagree about how to do it. In principle, HPI company owners invest capital to enable them to profitably produce products and accelerate the return on investment. Executive leadership is accountable to expand and grow the business, thereby increasing revenue, earnings and market share. Shareholders, like company executives, expect to make a profit from their investment. Both are seek

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