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Dear Sir

According to the 1987 FIDIC SCL 6.4, the Contractor can claim for the EOT & Prolongation Cost for the Delay of the Material & Shop drawing approvals by the Employer.

However under 1999 FIDIC SCL 1.9, the Contractor cannot claim for the EOT & Prolongation Cost for the same delay.

The reason is different of definitions under SCL 1.1 (b) (iii) & under the 1987 & 1999 FIDIC Contracts.

Please give your comments



Hi Sudantha
There is no point in commenting on variations in different construction contracts.
You have work within the agreed text.
The root cause of the matter falls within the universally accepted principle that a contracting party cannot gain from his own default. Known as the Prevention Principle in Western jurisdictions or Unjust Enrichment in others.
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Mike Testro

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