Leading Danish power operator signs up to use FIDIC contracts


A Danish gas and electricity operator has signed a licensing agreement to use FIDIC contracts.

FIDIC contracts continue to be chosen by leading clients for major construction projects worldwide and the latest client to sign up is Energinet, an independent public enterprise owned by the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy, who own, operate and develop the transmission systems for electricity and natural gas in Denmark.

Energinet have signed a licensing agreement to use FIDIC contracts for a number of projects on the Baltic Pipe Project, the proposed natural gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland. When completed, the project will transport natural gas from Norway to Poland via Denmark.

The licensing agreements with FIDIC cover the different parts of the project listed below and the FIDIC contract being used is also listed.

  • Viking link – FIDIC Green Book 99
  • Lillebealt Crossing – FIDIC Yellow Book 2017
  • Nybro Installation – FIDIC Red Book 2017
  • Installation Sjaelland – FIDIC Red Book 2017

Commenting on the move by Energinet, Ieva Liaugaude, FIDIC’s international client manager, said: “It is great to see leading client organisations like Energinet using FIDIC contracts on their major projects. Our contracts have an excellent reputation for being well-drafted, comprehensive, practical and useable. As such, for decades they have been extensively used around the world and, as we see from this latest licensing agreement, by all accounts, such use continues unabated.”