FIDIC Blue Book presentation

FIDIC Blue Book presentation

23 Feb 2017

Fourth International Forum of Dredging Companies

IADC’s Secretary General, René Kolman, presented on the latest FIDIC Blue Book at the “Fourth International Forum of Dredging Companies” in Moscow last week.

The Forum was held on February 15th at the Radisson Ukraine Hotel in Moscow under the auspices of the Russian Ministry of Transport and the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of Russia (Rosmorrechflot). The Forum was organised by Media-Group PortNews.

FIDIC Blue Book (2nd edition)

In 2006, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) published a specialised contract for dredging and reclamation activities – the FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works. The second edition of this book was released last year with updates to better reflect actual practice.

Kolman in his presentation discussed the history of the FIDIC Blue book and the reasons why the second edition was released. He also went into detail about some of the significant changes in the contract that included “Increased Dredging Quantities” and “Fitness for Purpose” and how these updates can help stakeholders finalise a dredging contract.


Russian version

Furthermore, Kolman presented a Russian translated version of the FIDIC Blue Book (2nd edition) to Vyacheslav Tyunin, Sabetta project manager from USK MOST.

Translations: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German

Currently, the FIDIC Blue Book (2nd edition) is being translated into five other different languages – Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German, and will be available soon from the FIDIC website.