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August 30, 2017
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Wednesday 30th August 2017

Wind Watch

Wind Watch is published every Monday and Friday.

In the meantime, have you checked out the latest posts on our blog? If not, you should. This is where we put the analysis that we can't fit in our newsletters and special reports, as well as articles from industry thought leaders.

If you have an idea for a piece about the business side of the wind industry that you would like us to feature, please get in touch.

Here is a taste of the post written by Watson Farley & Williams partner Rebecca Williams.

Legal case news: Take care when allocating design risk
By Rebecca Williams, partner, Watson Farley & Williams

This month, the UK’s Supreme Court has given its verdict in the construction dispute involving MT Højgaard and E.On Climate & Renewables regarding the 174MW offshore wind farm Robin Rigg. This case shows why firms should take care when allocating design risk under construction contracts.

The Case

E.On employed Danish engineering group MT Højgaard to design and build foundations for the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, agreeing to base the design upon international design standard J101. However, an error within J101 resulted in a design that substantially overestimated the foundations’ strength. The foundations began to fail shortly after completion, and a dispute arose as to who was liable for the cost of remedying the defect.

The Court addressed whether MTH had breached a contractual provision of...

Wind Watch

Wind Watch is published every Monday and Friday.

In the meantime, have you checked out the latest posts on our blog? If not, you should. This is where we put the analysis that we can't fit in our newsletters and special reports, as well as articles from industry thought leaders.

If you have an idea for a piece about the business side of the wind industry that you would like us to feature, please get in touch.

Here is a taste of the post written by Watson Farley & Williams partner Rebecca Williams.

Legal case news: Take care when allocating design risk
By Rebecca Williams, partner, Watson Farley & Williams

This month, the UK’s Supreme Court has given its verdict in the construction dispute involving MT Højgaard and E.On Climate & Renewables regarding the 174MW offshore wind farm Robin Rigg. This case shows why firms should take care when allocating design risk under construction contracts.

The Case

E.On employed Danish engineering group MT Højgaard to design and build foundations for the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, agreeing to base the design upon international design standard J101. However, an error within J101 resulted in a design that substantially overestimated the foundations’ strength. The foundations began to fail shortly after completion, and a dispute arose as to who was liable for the cost of remedying the defect.

The Court addressed whether MTH had breached a contractual provision of...

Wind Watch

Wind Watch is published every Monday and Friday.

In the meantime, have you checked out the latest posts on our blog? If not, you should. This is where we put the analysis that we can't fit in our newsletters and special reports, as well as articles from industry thought leaders.

If you have an idea for a piece about the business side of the wind industry that you would like us to feature, please get in touch.

Here is a taste of the post written by Watson Farley & Williams partner Rebecca Williams.

Legal case news: Take care when allocating design risk
By Rebecca Williams, partner, Watson Farley & Williams

This month, the UK’s Supreme Court has given its verdict in the construction dispute involving MT Højgaard and E.On Climate & Renewables regarding the 174MW offshore wind farm Robin Rigg. This case shows why firms should take care when allocating design risk under construction contracts.

The Case

E.On employed Danish engineering group MT Højgaard to design and build foundations for the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, agreeing to base the design upon international design standard J101. However, an error within J101 resulted in a design that substantially overestimated the foundations’ strength. The foundations began to fail shortly after completion, and a dispute arose as to who was liable for the cost of remedying the defect.

The Court addressed whether MTH had breached a contractual provision of...

Wind Watch

Wind Watch is published every Monday and Friday.

In the meantime, have you checked out the latest posts on our blog? If not, you should. This is where we put the analysis that we can't fit in our newsletters and special reports, as well as articles from industry thought leaders.

If you have an idea for a piece about the business side of the wind industry that you would like us to feature, please get in touch.

Here is a taste of the post written by Watson Farley & Williams partner Rebecca Williams.

Legal case news: Take care when allocating design risk
By Rebecca Williams, partner, Watson Farley & Williams

This month, the UK’s Supreme Court has given its verdict in the construction dispute involving MT Højgaard and E.On Climate & Renewables regarding the 174MW offshore wind farm Robin Rigg. This case shows why firms should take care when allocating design risk under construction contracts.

The Case

E.On employed Danish engineering group MT Højgaard to design and build foundations for the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, agreeing to base the design upon international design standard J101. However, an error within J101 resulted in a design that substantially overestimated the foundations’ strength. The foundations began to fail shortly after completion, and a dispute arose as to who was liable for the cost of remedying the defect.

The Court addressed whether MTH had breached a contractual provision of...

Wind Watch

Wind Watch is published every Monday and Friday.

In the meantime, have you checked out the latest posts on our blog? If not, you should. This is where we put the analysis that we can't fit in our newsletters and special reports, as well as articles from industry thought leaders.

If you have an idea for a piece about the business side of the wind industry that you would like us to feature, please get in touch.

Here is a taste of the post written by Watson Farley & Williams partner Rebecca Williams.

Legal case news: Take care when allocating design risk
By Rebecca Williams, partner, Watson Farley & Williams

This month, the UK’s Supreme Court has given its verdict in the construction dispute involving MT Højgaard and E.On Climate & Renewables regarding the 174MW offshore wind farm Robin Rigg. This case shows why firms should take care when allocating design risk under construction contracts.

The Case

E.On employed Danish engineering group MT Højgaard to design and build foundations for the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, agreeing to base the design upon international design standard J101. However, an error within J101 resulted in a design that substantially overestimated the foundations’ strength. The foundations began to fail shortly after completion, and a dispute arose as to who was liable for the cost of remedying the defect.

The Court addressed whether MTH had breached a contractual provision of...

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