Author: Mike Robertson, Sam Mottram
Conference: AFRICA 2015 Special Publication
Getting hydroelectric projects off the ground is increasingly challenging in terms of affordability (the sites are now generally more remote and in more challenging topography); the ever-tightening social and environmental restrictions (during construction and operation); and the availability of finance. This has led to the exploration of different methods for the procurement of construction in an attempt to reduce costs whilst still managing risks and providing a fair deal to all the parties concerned. This paper provides case studies of four different strategies employed recently by international consulting engineers Knight Piésold (KP), in Africa and Canada, for the development of hydroelectric projects.
Types of Construction Contract
The following types of contract are discussed in this paper:
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