Contractual Advice

Contract structure and drafting of Design & Build Conditions of Contract and outline performance specifications

Our client, an Abu Dhabi based industrialist employer intended to construct a steel fabrication and galvanizing plant in a UAE industrial zone. 

The civil works were to be constructed by the employer but the plant also required the design and installation of specialist equipment and process engineering.  It was therefore considered expedient for the employer to contract with a European expert company for the design, supply, supervision and installation of all process installations on a design and build basis. 

Peter Evans Partnership was appointed by the employer to generally advise on commercial matters in connection with the project, interrogate and re-draft the performance specifications including resolving various technical issues, review the contractual interface between the employer and the specialist installer and draw up the appropriate FIDIC based design-and-build contract documents ready for signature by the specialist installer.

The project was successfully completed on the basis of the documentation prepared without any major problems.