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David Kinlan

David Kinlan holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying. Since 1991 he has been employed in the Legal Department of Ballast Nedam Dredging. He was stationed at the Pelepas Project as Contracts Manager.


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Fair contract conditions and competition

Fair contract conditions and competition

Authors: David Kinlan |

FIDIC Conditions of Contract books are essential to the dredging industry. There is a whole suite of contracts for stakeholders to choose from to suit their needs. Discover when and why these contracts were made.

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Contractor or Client: Who Pays for Overdredging?

Contractor or Client: Who Pays for Overdredging?

Authors: David Kinlan |

Allowing for dredging beyond the design dredge depth maybe a necessity. And that means ensuring that payment for overdredging is not an afterthought, but clearly specified in the contract.

PDF document | 496 KB

When is an Escalation Clause Necessary? Dealing with Price Fluctuations in Dredging Contracts

When is an Escalation Clause Necessary? Dealing with Price Fluctuations in Dredging Contracts

Unexpected costs resulting from fluctuations in prices for raw materials,fuel and labour can add extra financial risks for dredging contractors and clients.

PDF document | 3 MB

Adverse Physical Conditions and the Experienced Contractor Test

Adverse Physical Conditions and the Experienced Contractor Test

Standard dredging contracts do not necessarily take into account “unforeseeable” soil conditions which can cause serious financial uncertainties. The time to consider these issues is before work commences.

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Vesting and Ownership of Plant on Dredging Projects: A Fair Remedy or a Relic of the Past?

Vesting and Ownership of Plant on Dredging Projects: A Fair Remedy or a Relic of the Past?

Authors: David Kinlan |

Dredging contractors should remain vigilant that vesting of plant provisions, that is, transferring ownership of the Contractor’s Equipment to the Employer whilst the Equipment is on the Site, still exists and can have consequences.

PDF document | 458 KB

Tanjung Pelepas Port: From Jungle to Malaysia's Newest Container Port

Tanjung Pelepas Port: From Jungle to Malaysia's Newest Container Port

Working on a fast track, in less than 5 years, a quiet oil palm plantation area has been transformed into an active port and industrial area.

PDF document | 275 KB

Valuing Variations In Dredging Contracts

Valuing Variations In Dredging Contracts

Authors: David Kinlan |

Variations are essential in dredging contracts and they have the potential to generate extra costs and pose significant delay to projects. So, what is the best way to go about reaching a fair valuation in variations in dredging contracts?

PDF document | 298 KB