Venezuela began investments related to the Oil &Gas aperture, which demanded significant challenges to national companies, due to, the market movement from a single customer to a diversified market with customers in different countries. OTEPI made changes on its organization and infrastructure that enabled it to acquire new customers and realized several EPC and EPCM projects, some of these in alliances with foreign companies..
Those alliances transferred OTEPI an important “know how” with significant challenges on communication and intercultural relationships.
At this stage, OTEPI started its evolution from engineering company to a general contractor company assuming responsibility for executing EPC / EPCM projects, which allowed the development of organizational capabilities, procedures and training of professionals. Some Projects were concretized in partnership with local and foreign companies, for example: EPC plant Lama executed in Pritchard, The Furrial with Black &Veatch, SINCOR EPCM project, among others.