FIDIC a recognised balanced construction contract that could turn into a significant challenge for small companies

Kathu CSP (South Africa) (c) Benjamin Coquerelle

By Benjamin Coquerelle, Senior Director Legal, AMEA Power

A)     The origin

The suite of FIDIC agreements has been implemented across the globe over the last few decades. It has been largely adopted by the construction industry, being clients or contractors, as well as many law firms. It is used on small to very large scales projects.

The FIDIC conditions have been developed in order to maintain a rather general balanced split of risks between a client and its contractor.

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Open Solar Contracts – Interview of Bree Miechel

Contractence – Who are you and what is your background ?

Bree Miechel – I am a Partner at global law firm Reed Smith and advise on energy and infrastructure projects globally. I am also a work stream leader for the Open Solar Contracts. I am currently advising on the financing of the first private solar PV project in Egypt with other notable solar experience including advising a bidder on the 300MW Sakaka solar PV project in the KSA, advising lenders on South Africa solar and wind projects as part of the Renewable IPP Procurement Programme over seven years and advising developers on solar PV projects as part of the ROC Scheme in the UK.

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