Process plant & power contracts

Process plant & power contracts

The construction team at Shoosmiths has acted on a wide variety of process plant and power projects.

It has broad experience of both non-contentious and contentious matters, including in relation to pharmaceuticals, power plants and the food sector.

On the non-contentious side, the team has been involved in the drafting and negotiation of both standard form contracts (such as IChemE, FIDIC and MF/1) and bespoke contracts, together with ancillary documentation relating to the projects, such as agreements on harbour usage, joint venture agreements and consortium arrangements. Its work has included numerous biofuels projects and wind energy projects (on and offshore) both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Work highlights

Non-Contentious

Members of the team have been involved with:

  • Advising a client on contracts for the construction of the largest biofuels plant in the UK, constructed at a cost of nearly £400m. Work included drafting and negotiation of a bespoke EPCM contract 
  • Drafting contracts for several other biomass plants, including associated ongoing maintenance contracts
  • Acting for a major international client on contracts for re-engineering of its warehouse mechanical and electrical installations
  • Drafting and negotiating a bespoke turbine supply agreement and associated warranty and maintenance agreements for a major offshore wind farm
  • Acting for an international engineering company on its consortium arrangements with other consortium members for conversion of a power station, and advising on the terms of the EPC contract for the conversion project
  • Assisting the EPCM contractor in negotiations relating to a biopharmaceutical plant in the North of England.

Contentious

Members of the team have been involved with:

  • Acting for a contractor in a £30 million adjudication relating to a waste to energy plant in the north of England based upon an amended FIDIC form of contract
  • Acting for the designer and EPCM contractor in litigation relating to a £100 million pound infant formula plant