December 2007

Special Report: Plant Design and Engineering

In pursuit of flawless project execution

Using a main automation and electrical contractor approach can provide predictable costs, consistent results, standardized and scalable designs, and lower risk of unexpected scope growth

Main automation contractor (MAC) and main electrical contractor (MEC) contracts are becoming the preferred strategy for users looking to satisfy the exacting technical and execution requirements for automation and electrical systems in refineries, petrochemical and gas processing facilities. This approach moves product developers from their traditional role of vendor—providing equipment for a customer-developed specification—to a much broader role that manages and delivers all aspects of the solution. It leverages the MAC/MEC contractor's vast implementation experience, services, technologies and scope of supply to provide users with complete project management and execution for

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