David Kinlan

David Kinlan holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying. Since 1991 he has been employed in the Legal Department of Ballast Nedam Dredging. He was stationed at the Pelepas Project as Contracts Manager.

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Valuing Variations In Dredging Contracts
Valuing Variations In Dredging Contracts
Authors: David Kinlan

Variations are essential in dredging contracts and they have the potential to generate extra costs and pose significant delay to projects. So, what is the best way to go about reaching a fair valuation in variations in dredging contracts?

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Fair contract conditions and competition
Fair contract conditions and competition
Authors: David Kinlan

FIDIC Conditions of Contract books are essential to the dredging industry. There is a whole suite of contracts for stakeholders to choose from to suit their needs. Discover when and why these contracts were made.

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Contractor or Client: Who Pays for Overdredging?
Contractor or Client: Who Pays for Overdredging?
Authors: David Kinlan

Allowing for dredging beyond the design dredge depth maybe a necessity. And that means ensuring that payment for overdredging is not an afterthought, but clearly specified in the contract.

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When is an Escalation Clause Necessary? Dealing with Price Fluctuations in Dredging Contracts
When is an Escalation Clause Necessary? Dealing with Price Fluctuations in Dredging Contracts

Unexpected costs resulting from fluctuations in prices for raw materials,fuel and labour can add extra financial risks for dredging contractors and clients.

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Adverse Physical Conditions and the Experienced Contractor Test
Adverse Physical Conditions and the Experienced Contractor Test

Standard dredging contracts do not necessarily take into account “unforeseeable” soil conditions which can cause serious financial uncertainties. The time to consider these issues is before work commences.

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