IADC: Spotlight on FIDIC Blue Book

In 1999, Federation Internationale des Ingenieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) or the International Federation of Consulting Engineers published new standard forms of contract, but those contracts did not meet the specific needs of dredging and reclamation work.

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) contacted FIDIC about the possibility of a separate FIDIC dredging contract, and a Task Group was formed which produced the FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works published in 2006.

The article, just published by IADC, analyses the second edition of the FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works, commonly referred to as the FIDIC Blue Book.

The new edition updates the first edition to better reflect actual practice and to increase usage of the book.

To achieve this, the second edition’s “General Conditions of Contract” are more specific to the needs of the marine construction industry and the book provides more specialized guidance notes to help employers, IADC said.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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