“Now, we can”, 100% renewable energy !

A few decades ago, making a statement as the title above, in my engineering environment, would not have been good to build your credibility. Now, things have changed. Wind and solar energy have reached a stage where their installation is economically viable.

Could we go all the way, thinking about a society where only renewable energy would be acceptable?

Contract Risk Management for SME ‘s – Manage your risks like big companies do!

Unless less you are a contract expert with a solid experience and capacity to compare, in your head, against benchmark contracts, you will have a hard time to give a solid opinion on any contract and identify risk areas after a first reading,
This articles proposes a free tool to analyse contracts. For twenty questions, carefully chosen to cover the whole spectrum, the risk level of the answers is positioned on a scale from 0 to 5.
Based on the report that will be provided, you can then set-up a Risk Review board.

Can you still use FIDIC 1987 in 2020?

More than 30 years have past since the launch of FIDIC 1987, “yellow book”.
In the meanwhile, FIDIC has published newer versions: the well-known 1999 version and a fresh update at the end of 2017.
This article is a reflection on whether it still makes sense to use the 1987 versions.

Freedom to optimize under an EPC Contract

Working on an EPC Contract brings higher risks for Contractors. They have to face all the circumstances that occur during the Project execution, with few exceptions, and still achieve the expected outcome or intended purpose. Is there anything that can counterbalance this exposure to make the project a success? Yes, the opportunity to optimize the EPC scope on the Project.

“EPC or not EPC, that’s the question”

EPC, standing for Engineering – Procurement – Construction, is a widely used term but not always correctly and these three words do not necessarily make us a lot wiser.
The relationship between Employer [or Owner] and Contractor, when an EPC Contract is correctly established, should be in accordance with certain principles listed in this post.

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