On October 27, 2014 WorleyParsons signed a new Engineering Partner - Global Service Agreement with BASF to support the further globalization of Engineering & Maintenance activities.
The development from regional Engineering Partner contracts to a Global Service Agreement between WorleyParsons and BASF demonstrates that the engineering partnership has matured. “The new Global Service Agreement is an outcome of the globalization of engineering and maintenance activities and resources to support the flexibility needed for global work sharing to cover Capital Projects in very different locations. Built on the collaboration over the last few years, the partnership between BASF and WorleyParsons has successfully moved to the next level,” commented Volker Knabe, President of Competence Center Engineering and Maintenance at BASF.
The Global Service Agreement features several improvements reflecting lessons learned from more than 3 years of successful collaboration including:
- More flexibility to provide tailor-made solutions for the execution of capital projects;
- Clearer definition of processes, more detailed roles & responsibilities, and aligned procedures combining best practices for the future collaboration.
The above will result in further efficiency improvements of the integrated capital projects teams to enable BASF to more quickly enter into markets while assuring fast project execution on budget with high quality and safety performance.
Implementing Regional Engineering Partner Contracts in Asia Pacific with globally active Engineering Companies was one outcome of the Senior Project Hubble in 2010, in order to improve the competiveness of BASF investments in the region. The concept of Engineering Partners was extended in 2011/2012 to other regions in order to handle the high project workload in Europe and North America by using and integrating a significant share of external engineering resources into BASF project teams. WorleyParsons as the first Engineering Partner in Asia Pacific and North America has already supported many BASF projects in different countries throughout Asia Pacific, North America and Brazil since 2010.
Chris Gill, WorleyParsons Global Director, Chemicals commented “BASF is a world class organization and we are delighted that we have further extended our relationship. The new Global Services Agreement represents a significant milestone in the development of our long term partnership”.
Representatives to the signing event (from left to right in the first row sitting): Martin Brown, Regional Director Chemicals, WorleyParsons; Chris Gill, Global Director Chemicals, WorleyParsons; Volker Knabe, President Engineering & Maintenance, BASF; Fried-Walter Muenstermann, President Procurement, BASF.
Standing from left to right at back: Feng Hui, ACT/S; Michael Kuczaty GTE/E; Raymond Mosbach, GRI/SE; Manuel Gutberlet, NCP; Kyle Marks, NCE/E; Christian Brunn, GRI/SE; Joachim Thiel, GTG/R; Martin Buschbacher, GRI; Christine Hau, GTE/EP; Jens Bruhn, GTE/EP; Ron Bourne, WorleyParsons North America; Kurt Raschka, GTE; Karl Qiu, WorleyParsons China; Wayne Montgomery, WorleyParsons North America; Thiago Gomes de Lima, ACT/S; Tom Liao, WorleyParsons China.