EPC-contracts using in renewable energy: Legal and practical aspect
The relevance of the article is connected with the rapid growth of investor`s interest in the project implementation of renewable power plant construction, through the conclusion of so-called EPC-contracts because Ukrainian legislation can’t properly keep up to carry out legal regulation of the public relations, which forces business to use foreign jurisdiction rules or standard contract forms developed by specialized international organizations with a purpose for project implementation. The purpose of the study is clarification of the main features of the capital construction of renewable facilities in Ukraine through the conclusion of EPC- contracts and the problems of current adaptation of legislation according to the best world practices. The main research methods are comparative law research and logical law method, the first of which allows to compare and identify common and distinctive features which are inherent for Ukrainian law and provisions of EPC-contracts which were designed by International Federation of Consulting Engineers (hereinafter – FIDIC), the second one helps to logical study of the legal rules and avoidance of contradictions during conclusion and execution of contracts. The results of the study will be useful for practicing lawyers who support renewables power plant construction projects as well as for scientists who study public relations in the field of capital construction.
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