Dredging and Maritime Construction Contracts
Dredging and Maritime Construction Contracts

Dredging contracts may be based on a variety of local and national regulations. When working internationally the FIDIC contract is the accepted norm.

Day Rate, Cost Plus and Charter Contracts
Day Rate, Cost Plus and Charter Contracts

Day rate, Cost plus and Charter contracts each have specific applications that determine how the contractor is paid and who is managing the project.

A Review of the FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)
A Review of the FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)

In 2006, FIDIC published a specialised contract for dredging and reclamation activities – the FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works. Ten years later, the second edition of this book has been released with updates to better reflect actual practice and to increase usage of the book.

Fair contract conditions and competition
Fair contract conditions and competition

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.

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.

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.

Partnering: The Right Procurement Tool for Risky Contracts
Partnering: The Right Procurement Tool for Risky Contracts

Despite the recent progress, partnering in the UK continues to mean different things to different people. The difference between project and strategic partnering is fundamental and could reflect the difference between a client's desire to partner on a short-term or long-term basis.