In 1999, FIDIC published new standard forms of contract but this new work did not meet the specific needs of dredging and reclamation work. The IADC contacted FIDIC about the possibility of a separate FIDIC dredging contract. A Task Group was formed and produced the FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works
. Since then, the Legal Committee has periodically helped to update the FIDIC document for dredging.