Construction in a marine environment is amongst one of the most complex and specialised areas of the industry. Throughout the course of the project environmental considerations are key and, due to the dynamic nature of the weather and the tides, the environment is often extremely harsh and unrelenting. The nature of the environment also dictates that design has to be increasingly robust and materials selected with specialist anti-corrosive properties. As a result, projects in this sector require more planning and consideration on effective risk management and mitigation – otherwise they can be more susceptible to delay and disruption and increase in costs.
Irrespective of whether your project is off-shore drilling, undersea cabling, off-shore wind farms, marine and harbour terminals or sea wall defence schemes, we have unrivalled experience in this area and can help you to succeed in the procurement and construction of your project.
We can draft contracts that account for the unique risks of this environment. We operate on both a local, national and international scale and can also advise you on approaches to this sector, from standard approaches adopted in heavily developed countries and landscapes to the contingencies required in developing countries where the contractual risk profile changes considerably.
We act for the full range of clients including national and local governments, funders, project providers, suppliers, as well as owners and operators. This places us in a unique position with a thorough understanding of the risks, liabilities and obligations of all parties in the sector.