Other potential interference Whenever applicable, the contractor should also be informed if there is a possibility during the time the work is being performed that other persons or contractors could be working in the vicinity and that shipping operations will proceed as usual. New provisions in the FIDIC Blue Book In relation to insurance, experience has shown that employers are not used to the types of insurance maintained in the marine construction industry. Acknowledgements to the First Edition Shopping basket Your shopping basket is empty. The dredging contract should carefully determine the responsibilities, risks and liabilities of each of the parties involved.
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All temporary obstructions within the designated work site such as anchors, anchor pontoons, pipelines and the like should be clearly marked and illuminated.
So, what is the best way to go about reaching a fair valuation in variations in dredging contracts? In addition, the Employer has a choice of valuation methods. In the event of claims fontract, sufficient agreed information will then be available for both the contractor and the engineer to fairly resolve any dispute.
However, this form may also be suitable for contracts that include, or wholly comprise, contractor-designed works.
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Watermarked Contracts and Agreements Collection English only electronic version. In this connection, it is useful to mention that the International Chamber of Commerce ICC has developed special rules for an arbitral referee procedure that can be considered more adequate than full arbitral procedures in certain cases.
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A review of the second edition of the FIDIC Blue Book - - IADC Dredging
Geophysical attributes such as water currents, siltation and weather may change the works and often cannot be attributed to a shortcoming of the contractor but rather to a possibly defective design. Watermarked Compilation of all Collections English electronic version.
Allocation of risks Contract forms, such as the general FIDIC conditions, as well as other standardised contract condition, allocate most of the risks and liabilities of the execution of works to the contractor. FIDIC wishes to record contrach appreciation of the time and effort devoted by all the dredgung. Group Extras More information Product code:. The General Conditions are expected to cover the situation in the majority of contracts.
The form is recommended for general use, though modifications may be required to ensure compliance with the law in particular jurisdictions. Under the usual arrangements for this type of contract, the Contractor constructs the Works in accordance with design provided by the Employer or by his Engineer.
Important contractual issues When entering into contracts, rdedging most important issues are: Shopping basket Your shopping basket is empty.
Transportation should be provided for the dredging Inspector to and from a convenient shore-landing at the beginning and the end of each work period. This will require detailed knowledge of local laws, statutes and of international treaties. It is always more cost-effective for a project if an event is covered by one policy only, with the contact being paid by the party best placed to insure that specific risk. These partially or completely conform to internationally accepted standardised conditions such as the FIDIC Conditions.
It sets out a default position to identify the party required to take out the respective insurance policies. In the event eredging disputes about a decision of the supervisor, one may enter into mediation, or arbitral or judicial procedures may be taken immediately.
Under FIDIC Conditions of Contract, the assumption that the engineer is notionally independent from both the employer and the contractor and must act fairly.
Dredgers Contract 2nd Ed (2016 Blue-Green Book)
Other reasons for record keeping Record keeping of accurate weather, tidal and current information can help to make an analysis upon completion of the works which can then be compared with the original estimate for the work. In the majority of cases the contractor cannot be required to accept any liability for defects in the works after completion. The aim has been to produce a straightforward document which includes all essential commercial provisions and which may be used for all types of dredging and reclamation work and ancillary construction with a variety of administrative arrangements.
Normally the port authority would advise pilots and shipping on VHF radio of any underwater operations or drrdging hazards. Insurance for maritime operations In most dredging contracts, conditions are specified contraact the insurance of risks for various categories ffidic events causing damages to the parties of the contract or to third parties.
Record keeping for claims The contractor should provide to the engineer or nominated representative, at such times as may be reasonable, sufficient records so that the works may be supervised and monitored. This can then be accounted for in the price or dedging special provision clause provided and payment made for delay time that could not have been reasonably expected or assessed.
The time to consider these issues is before work commences.
After 10 years of use, the FIDIC has issued a second edition adding and improving clauses that had been suggested by those using the Blue Book.