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FIDIC EPC/Turnkey Contracts Training Course

The FIDIC EPC/Turnkey Contracts Training Course:
8th -9th June 2017
At Engineers Centre, Roman Ridge Accra, GHANA
For Further information
Tel. no.  +233 307 038 379, +233 269019476
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The two day course will provide a thorough understanding of the FIDIC EPC/Turnkey form of contract (otherwise known as the “Silver Book”. For example background to EPC/Turnkey projects and their specific features. The manner in which the Silver Book approaches these features will be compared to and contrasted with the approach taken by the more traditional FIDIC contract forms.
The introduction will be followed by a detailed explanation of each clause with emphasis on the key issues such as contractor’s responsibility for design, fitness for purpose, errors in Employer’s Requirements, unforeseeable physical conditions, testing, payments, variations and claims. The course will end with a look at the dispute resolution processes defined by FIDIC, including foreseeable developments in this area.
Seminar Tutor:
The Trainer is a Member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, of the Romanian Association of Consulting Engineers and on the Association of Consulting Engineers and Experts - Poland (SiDIR).
Mr. Bogdan Oprea is listed on the DRBF President List of Dispute Boards Member, Romanian national list of adjudicators, Polish national list of adjudicator, and he is an accredited mediator.
He has served recently as Mediator, Negotiator and Adjudicator under FIDIC Conditions of Contract on several International Contracts.
He has trained extensively for FIDIC as an accredited FIDIC trainer in Europe, Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa, specializing in FIDIC contracts and the management of claims and the resolution of disputes.
Additional information about Mr. Oprea can be found on his web page
Who should attend?
Target groups are professionals from the Ghana Water Company Ltd., Ghana Highway Authority, Volta River Authority, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Anglogold Ashanti, Goldfields Ghana, Gridco, Electricity Company Ghana, Ghana Civil Aviation, Ghana Airports Company, Ghana Gas, Tullow Oil, Newmont Ghana Ltd., other mining companies, Departments of Urban & Feeder Roads, Ministries and Agencies, Private Sector Employers, members of the Ghana Consulting Engineers Association, Contractors, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and Architects, Legal Advisors and all involved with the implementation and management of large contract works.
Delegate fee is €900.00  
Delegate Fee (includes for coffee and lunch on both days, refreshments and all course materials)
Programme OUTLINE
  1. Introduction to the 1999 FIDIC documents
  • Background and reasons for change
  • Examination of format and content of General Conditions
  • Examination of Guide to Particular Conditions
  • Annex to documents
  • Selection of appropriate Contract
  1. EPC Contract - Responsibilities of Main Parties
  • General issues
  • Responsibilities of the Employer
  • The Employer Administration
  • The Contractor
  • Design
  1. EPC Contract - Management of Projects - Key Areas Workmanship and Time
  • Staff and Labor
  • Plant, Materials and Workmanship
  • Commencement, Delays and Suspension
  • Tests on completion
  • Employer Taking Over
  • Defect Liability
  • Tests after Completion
  1. EPC Contract - Financial Clauses and Procedures
  • Variation and Adjustment
  • Contract Price and Payment
  1. EPC Contract - Risks, Force Majeure & Termination
  • Termination by Employer
  • Suspension & Termination by Contractor
  • Risks and Responsibilities
  • Insurance
  • Force Majeure
  1. EPC Contract - Claims Disputes & Arbitration
  • Claims procedures
  • Disputes Adjudication Board
  • DAB Agreement & Procedures
  • Amicable Settlement and Arbitration).