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This publication on offshore contracts includes established industry standards such as SUPPLYTIME, HEAVYCON, TOWCON and BARGEHIRE, as well as more recently developed contracts such as WINDTIME for renewables and DISMANTLECON for decommissioning projects. Other key benefits include ‘at a glance’ comparisons between agreements and explanatory notes that expand on every standard.
Many offshore chartering professionals use BIMCO contracts in their daily work – often dealing with several contracts from the BIMCO collection. The purpose of this publication is to bring together all of the BIMCO offshore related contracts and their explanatory notes into a handy and easy to use reference book. It is designed to help chartering professionals and their advisors cross-compare BIMCO contracts and provide insight into the thinking behind each clause. The latest edition of each of the contracts is included.
The origins of BIMCO’s work in the offshore sector date back to the early 70s when the offshore oil and gas industry was still in its infancy. Support vessels at that time were commonly chartered using in-house contracts from oil majors or adapted standard time charter forms. Neither of these types of forms were ideally suited to address the peculiarities and hazards of this special trade. The publication of the first SUPPLYTIME form in 1975 created a relationship between BIMCO and the offshore industry that has continued for over 40 years. Today, BIMCO’s offshore forms are among the organisation’s most widely used standard contracts.
Building on the success of SUPPLYTIME and in response to demand from the offshore industry, BIMCO has gone on to develop a wide range of standard contracts for the offshore oil, gas and renewables sectors. These include contracts for semi-submersible super-heavylift ships, barges, ocean going tugs and crew transfer vessels. All of BIMCO’s offshore contracts are updated on a regular basis to reflect changes in commercial practice and legal developments. The most recent BIMCO contract, DISMANTLECON, is for marine services such as the dismantling and removal of offshore structures. Work is currently underway to develop an accommodation support vessel charter party based on SUPPLYTIME 2017.
Chapter 1 BARGEHIRE 2008
BARGEHIRE 2008 – Standard Barge Charter Party
Chapter 2 DISMANTLECON
DISMANTLECON – Dismantling, Removal and Marine Services Agreements
Chapter 3 HEAVYCON 2007
HEAVYCON 2007 – Standard Heavy Lift Charter Party
HEAVYCONBILL 2016 – Bill of Lading
HEAVYCONRECEIPT 2016 – Non-negotiable Cargo Receipt
Chapter 4 HEAVYLIFTVOY
HEAVYLIFTVOY – Heavy Lift Voyage Charter Party
HEAVYLIFTVOYBILL 2016 – Bill of Lading
Chapter 5 PROJECTCON
PROJECTCON – Special Projects Charter Party
Chapter 6 SUPPLYTIME 2017
SUPPLYTIME 2017 – Time Charter Party for Offshore Support Vessels
Comparison between SUPPLYTIME 2005 and SUPPLYTIME 2017
Chapter 7 TOWCON 2008
TOWCON 2008 – International Ocean Towage Agreement (lump sum) Explanatory Notes
Chapter 8 TOWHIRE 2008
TOWHIRE 2008 – International Ocean Towage Agreement (daily hire) Explanatory Notes
Chapter 9 WINDTIME
WINDTIME – Standard Offshore Windfarm Personnel Transfer and Support Vessel Charter Party
Chapter 10 WRECKFIXED 2010
WRECKFIXED 2010 – International Wreck Removal and Marine Services Agreement
Chapter 11 WRECKHIRE 2010
WRECKHIRE 2010 – International Wreck Removal and Marine Services Agreement (daily hire)
Chapter 12 WRECKSTAGE 2010
WRECKSTAGE 2010 – International Wreck Removal and Marine Services Agreement (lump sum – stage payments)
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