In close collaboration with IADC, the Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) recently published the second edition of the Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works – also known as the FIDIC Blue Book.
Currently available in eight languages, the FIDIC Blue Book has a simple and practical approach which provides an industry-specific Standard Form of Contract that is clear and balanced as well as promotes efficient procurement, management, and execution of dredging projects.
The book can be utilised for all dredging and reclamation projects. It is less suitable for complicated marine construction or offshore projects as it lacks the elaborate testing and taking over procedures often required on complex construction jobs. However, it is very flexible and could be easily adapted by a knowledgeable practitioner.
The official version of the Blue Book is the version in the English language. IADC assisted FIDIC with translations of the Blue Book to promote international usage of the contract and to help promote it further in regions where the translated versions are necessary.
The publication is available in seven additional languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.