美国液化天然气装置工程总承包合同翻译模板(英文版 第二部分)

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2.5 Contractor Acknowledgements. A. The Agreement. Prior to the execution of this Agreement, under the Technical Services Agreement, Contractor performed engineering, cost estimating and related services and developed, provided or verified

 美国液化天然气装置工程总承包合同翻译模板(英文版 第二部分) 

   2.5 Contractor Acknowledgements.

  A. The Agreement. Prior to the execution of this Agreement, under the Technical Services Agreement, Contractor performed engineering, cost estimating and related services and developed, provided or verified all of the information that forms the Scope of Work and Design Basis (subject to Section 4.8) listed in Attachment A, for the purpose of determining that such information is adequate and sufficiently complete for Contractor to engineer, procure, construct, pre-commission, commission, start-up and test a fully operational LNG export, liquefaction and send-out terminal facility and to engineer, procure and construct certain improvements and modifications to the Existing Facility for the Contract Price, within the required times set forth in the Project Schedule, and in accordance with all requirements of this Agreement, including Applicable Codes and Standards, Applicable Law, Warranties, Minimum Acceptance Criteria and Performance Guarantee. Further, Contractor and its Affiliates originally engineered and constructed the Existing Facility pursuant to separate agreements entered into with Owner’s Affiliates. Accordingly, subject to Section 4.8 and Section 3.1 of Attachment A, Contractor (i) hereby agrees that it shall have no right to claim or seek an increase in the Contract Price or an adjustment to the Project Schedule with respect to any incomplete, inaccurate or inadequate information that may be contained or referenced in Attachment A, (ii) hereby waives and releases Owner from and against any such claims, and (iii) shall not be relieved of its responsibility to achieve all requirements under this Agreement (including meeting Applicable Codes and Standards, Applicable Law, Minimum Acceptance Criteria and Performance Guarantee) due to any such incomplete, inaccurate or inadequate information. Subject to Section 4.8, Owner makes no guaranty or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any information that is contained in or referenced in Attachment A.

  B. Conditions of the Site.

  1. Subject to adjustment as appropriate pursuant to Section 4.3, Contractor agrees and acknowledges that it is sufficiently familiar with the Liquefaction Site, the Existing Facility Site (to the extent related to the Work) and the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule, and understands the climate, terrain, logistics, and other difficulties that it may encounter in performing the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, including Contractor’s rights pursuant to Section 6.8A, Contractor waives any right to claim an adjustment in the Contract Price or the Project Schedule in respect of any failure to timely perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule as a result of any of the following conditions at the Site: (i) river levels, topography; (ii) climatic conditions, tides, and seasons; (iii) availability of laborers, Subcontractors, Sub-subcontractors, Construction Equipment or any other items or supplies; (iv) adequate availability and transportation of Equipment; and (v) breakdown or other failure of Construction Equipment; provided, however, that Contractor does not assume the risk or waive its rights with respect to those conditions in Section 2.5B.2. This Section 2.5B.1 shall not affect the rights of Contractor with respect to Change Orders in accordance with Section 4.3.

  2. If Contractor encounters Subsurface Soil Conditions that (i) are materially different from the information regarding such Subsurface Soil Conditions as provided in the Geotechnical Reports (including the encountering of Subsurface Soil Conditions that could not be reasonably be anticipated by Contractor using GECP based on the information provided in the Geotechnical Reports) and (ii) adversely affects (a) Contractor’s costs of performance of the Work, (b) Contractor’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule or (c) Contractor’s ability to perform any material obligation under this Agreement, Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order; provided that Contractor complies with the requirements set forth in Sections 6.2, 6.5 and 6.9.

  C. Applicable Law and Applicable Codes and Standards. Contractor has investigated to its satisfaction Applicable Law in existence as of May 15, 2011 and Applicable Codes and Standards set forth or listed in any document or Drawing listed in Attachment A, and warrants that it can perform the Work at the Contract Price and within the Project Schedule in accordance with such Applicable Law and such Applicable Codes and Standards. Contractor shall perform the Work in accordance with Applicable Law and such Applicable Codes and Standards; provided, however, Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order for any Change in Law to the extent allowed under Section 6.2A.1. Contractor shall advise Owner of any change in Applicable Codes and Standards which does not constitute a Change in Law and, upon such advisement, Owner may elect, at its sole option, to implement a change in accordance with Section 6.1D.

  ARTICLE 3 CONTRACTOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES

  3.1 Scope of Work.

  A. Generally. Subject to Section 3.1B, the Work shall be performed on a turnkey basis and shall include all of the Work required to achieve RFSU of each Subproject, Substantial Completion of each Subproject and Final Completion in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement, including achieving the Minimum Acceptance Criteria and Performance Guarantee. Contractor shall be required to integrate and use Owner’s operations personnel in its pre-commissioning, commissioning, testing, and start-up efforts, subject to Owner’s obligations under Section 4.4. Contractor shall perform the Work in accordance with GECP, Applicable Law, Applicable Codes and Standards, and all other terms and provisions of this Agreement, with the explicit understanding that the Liquefaction Facility will operate as an LNG export, liquefaction and send-out terminal facility meeting all requirements and specifications of this Agreement and that the Existing Facility will continue to operate as an LNG receiving, storage and regasification facility. It is understood and agreed that the Work shall include any incidental work that can reasonably be inferred as necessary to complete the Project in accordance with GECP, Applicable Law, Applicable Codes and Standards, and all other terms and provisions of this Agreement, excluding only those items which Owner has specifically agreed to provide under the terms of this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Work is more specifically described in Attachment A.

  B. Exception to Scope of Work. Contractor shall not be responsible for providing (i) the Owner Permits; (ii) LNG; (iii) those requirements set forth under Sections 4.3, 4.4 and 4.8; (iv) legal description of the Site and a survey of the Site showing the boundaries of the Site and one survey control point pursuant to Section 4.6; and (v) any other obligations or requirements set forth in this Agreement as required to be performed by Owner.

  3.2 Specific Obligations.

  Without limiting the generality of Section 3.1 or the requirements of any other provision of this Agreement, Contractor shall:

  A. procure, supply, transport, handle, properly store, assemble, erect and install all Equipment;

  B. provide construction, construction management (including the furnishing of all Construction Equipment used in the field, and all Site supervision and craft labor), inspection and quality control services required to ensure that the Work is performed in accordance herewith;

  C. negotiate all guarantees, warranties, delivery schedules and performance requirements with all Subcontractors so that all Subcontracts are, so far as reasonably practicable, consistent with this Agreement, as set forth in Sections 2.3 and 2.4;

  D. perform shop and other inspections of the work of Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors as required by Contractor to ensure that such work meets all of the requirements of this Agreement;

  E. ensure that the Work is performed in accordance with the Project Schedule;

  F. until Substantial Completion of the applicable Subproject, conduct and manage all pre-commissioning, start-up, operations, commissioning, Performance Testing of such Subproject, while supervising and directing operating personnel provided by Owner;

  G. obtain all Contractor Permits;

  H. provide assistance, information and documentation as reasonably requested by Owner to enable Owner to obtain the Owner Permits; provided that such assistance, information and documentation shall not include Contractor’s provision of information, testimony, documents or data by Contractor’s employees under oath (unless specifically authorized by Contractor) and activities outside the field of Contractor’s expertise, training or experience of personnel assigned to the performance of the Work under this Agreement (expect to the extent provided for by Change Order issued pursuant to Section 6.1 and agreed by Contractor);

  I. provide training for Owner’s operating and maintenance personnel per Section 3.5;

  J. cooperate with and respond promptly to reasonable inquiries from Owner; provided that such cooperation shall not include Contractor’s provision of information, testimony, documents or data by Contractor’s employees under oath (unless specifically authorized by Contractor) and activities outside the field of Contractor’s expertise, training or experience of personnel assigned to the performance of the Work under this Agreement (expect to the extent provided for by Change Order issued pursuant to Section 6.1 and agreed by Contractor);

  K. be responsible for connecting the Liquefaction Facility to the permanent utilities to the extent set forth in Attachment A;

  L. supply all initial fills, excluding LNG and Feed Gas; and

  M. perform all design and engineering Work in accordance with this Agreement, including that specified in Section 3.3.

  3.3 Design and Engineering Work.

  A. General. Contractor shall, as part of the Work, perform all design and engineering Work in accordance with this Agreement and cause the Work to meet and achieve the requirements of this Agreement, including achieving the Minimum Acceptance Criteria and Performance Guarantee.

  B. Drawings and Specifications. Upon receipt of the Limited Notice to Proceed or Notice to Proceed issued in accordance with Sections 5.1 and 5.2, Contractor shall commence the preparation of the Drawings and Specifications for all Work relating to such LNTP or NTP. The Drawings and Specifications shall be based on the requirements of this Agreement, including the Scope of Work, Design Basis, GECP, Applicable Codes and Standards and Applicable Law.

  C. Review Process.

  1. Submission by Contractor. Contractor shall submit copies of the Drawings and Specifications specified in Attachment B to Owner for formal review, comment or disapproval in accordance with Attachment B.

  2. Review Periods. Owner shall have up to ten (10) Business Days from its receipt of Drawings and Specifications submitted in accordance with Section 3.3C.1 to issue to Contractor written comments, proposed changes and/or written disapprovals of the submission of such Drawings and Specifications to Contractor.

  If Owner does not issue any comments, proposed changes or written disapprovals within such time periods, Contractor may proceed with the development of such Drawings and Specifications and any construction relating thereto, but Owner’s lack of comments or disapproval, if applicable, shall in no event constitute an approval of the matters received by Owner.

  In the event that Owner disapproves the Drawings or Specifications submitted in accordance with Section 3.3C.1 (which disapproval shall not be unreasonably issued), Owner shall provide Contractor with a written statement of the reasons for such rejection within the time period required for Owner’s response, and Contractor shall provide Owner with revised and corrected Drawings and Specifications as soon as possible thereafter. In the event Owner unreasonably disapproves such Drawings and Specifications and such unreasonable disapproval adversely impacts Contractor’s costs or ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule, Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order; provided that Contractor complies with the requirements set forth in Sections 6.2, 6.5 and 6.9.

  Provided that Owner has not disapproved of the Drawings and Specifications submitted in accordance with Section 3.3C.1, such Drawings and Specifications shall be the Drawings and Specifications that Contractor shall use to construct the Work; provided that Owner’s lack of disapproval of or comments on, or any approval by Owner of, any Drawings and Specifications shall not in any way be deemed to limit or in any way alter Contractor’s responsibility to perform and complete the Work in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement.

  D. Design Licenses. Contractor shall perform all design and engineering Work in accordance with Applicable Law, and all Drawings and Specifications shall be signed and stamped by design professionals licensed in accordance with Applicable Law.

  E. CAD Drawings. Those Drawings and Record Drawings specified in Attachment A and Attachment B and prepared by Contractor or its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors under this Agreement shall be prepared using computer aided design (“CAD”). Contractor shall provide Drawings, including Record Drawings, in their native formats as set forth in Attachment B along with six (6) hard copies.

  F. Progress P&ID’s. During the Project, Contractor shall maintain and provide Owner with access to a marked, up-to-date set of P&ID’s maintained for and by Contractor.

  G. Record Drawings and Specifications. As a condition precedent to Final Completion, Contractor shall deliver to Owner the Record Drawings and Specifications in accordance with Attachment A and Attachment B.

  H. Other Information. Contractor shall deliver copies of all other documents required to be delivered pursuant to Attachment B within and in accordance with the requirements and timing set forth in Attachment B.

  3.4 Spare Parts.

  A. Operating Spare Parts. Not later than three hundred sixty-five (365) Days prior to the Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date for Subproject 1, Contractor shall deliver to Owner a detailed list of all manufacturer and Contractor-recommended spare parts and special tools necessary for operating and maintaining all Equipment (including components and systems of such Equipment) for two (2) years following Substantial Completion of each Subproject (“Operating Spare Parts”). Within thirty (30) Days thereafter, Owner shall specify in writing which items on the list it wishes Contractor to purchase and whether such items are requested to be delivered to the Site prior to Substantial Completion of Subproject 1, Substantial Completion of Subproject 2 or Final Completion. Within a further thirty (30) Days, Contractor shall confirm the extent to which it is able to comply with Owner’s request and shall submit to Owner the final list of Operating Spare Parts to be purchased. The list of Operating Spare Parts to be procured by Contractor and delivered to Owner (“Operating Spare Parts List”) shall be mutually agreed upon via a Change Order. Prior to and as a condition precedent to Substantial Completion of each Subproject, Contractor shall deliver to the Site all Operating Spare Parts required by the above referenced Change Order to be delivered to the Site prior to Substantial Completion of such Subproject as set forth in the Operating Spare Parts List. Prior to and as a condition to achieving Final Completion, Contractor shall deliver to the Site all Operating Spare Parts required to be delivered to the Site prior to Final Completion as set forth in the Operating Spare Parts List. The Operating Spare Parts List shall include all information specified in Schedule W-1. A Provisional Sum for the cost of Operating Spare Parts is included in the Contract Price as set forth in Section 7.1 and Attachment EE.

  B. Capital Spare Parts. Prior to and as a condition precedent to Substantial Completion of each Subproject, Contractor shall deliver to the Site all capital spare parts listed in Schedule W-2, and the cost associated with all Work related to such capital spare parts is included in the Contract Price, including the actual out-of-pocket purchase price of such spare parts, plus profit and markup.

  3.5 Training Program in General.

  As part of the Work, a reasonable number of personnel designated by Owner in its sole discretion (but not to exceed the number of Persons listed in Attachment V) shall be given a training course designed and administered by Contractor, which shall be based on the outline of the

  program contained in Attachment V and shall cover at a minimum the following topics: (i) the testing of each item of Equipment; (ii) the start-up, operation and shut-down of each item of Equipment; (iii) the performance of routine, preventative and emergency maintenance for each item of Equipment; and (iv) spare parts to be maintained for each item of Equipment, and their installation and removal. Training shall be provided by personnel selected by Contractor who, in Contractor’s and the Equipment Subcontractor’s or Sub-subcontractor’s judgment, are qualified to provide such training, and shall take place at such locations and at such times as agreed upon by the Parties. Contractor shall provide trainees with materials described in Attachment V. Contractor shall also provide to Owner all training materials and aids developed to conduct such training in order to facilitate future training by Owner of additional personnel.

  3.6 Environmental Regulations and Environmental Compliance.

  Without limitation of Section 3.1, Contractor shall perform the Work and shall design, construct, pre-commission, commission, start-up and test the Liquefaction Facility and, as applicable, the Existing Facility, in compliance with Contractor’s HSE Plan. Contractor shall dispose of all non-hazardous wastes and Hazardous Materials brought onto the Site by Contractor or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors or generated during performance of the Work, all of which shall be disposed in off-Site locations permitted to receive such non-hazardous wastes and Hazardous Materials. Contractor shall deliver to Owner (i) notice of any pending or threatened material environmental claim with respect to the Project, and (ii) promptly upon their becoming available, copies of written communications with any Governmental Instrumentality relating to any such material environmental claim.

  3.7 Construction Equipment.

  Contractor shall furnish all Construction Equipment necessary and appropriate for the timely and safe completion of the Work in compliance with this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Contractor shall be responsible for damage to or destruction or loss of, from any cause whatsoever, all such Construction Equipment. Contractor shall require all insurance policies (including policies of Contractor and all Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors) in any way relating to such Construction Equipment to include clauses stating that each underwriter will waive all rights of recovery, under subrogation or otherwise, against Owner, Lender and any Owner Affiliates.

  3.8 Employment of Personnel.

  A. Contractor shall not employ, or permit any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor to employ, at the Site, in connection with its performance under this Agreement, any Person who is demonstrably not skilled or qualified in the work assigned to such Person. Contractor agrees to promptly remove (or to require any Subcontractor to remove) from its services in connection with the Work any Person who does not meet the foregoing requirements. In addition, Contractor agrees that, after receipt of written notice from Owner, it shall promptly remove from the Work any employee or agent of Contractor or of Contractor’s Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors who, in Owner’s reasonable opinion, is unsafe, incompetent, careless, unqualified to perform the Work assigned to such Person, creates an unsafe work environment, disregards the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or is interrupting, interfering with or impeding the timely and proper

  completion of the Work. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Owner shall have no liability and Contractor agrees to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Owner Group from and against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, losses, cost and expenses (including all reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation or arbitration expenses) and liabilities, of whatsoever kind or nature, which may directly or indirectly arise or result from Contractor or any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor choosing to terminate the employment of any such employee (including any Key Person) or remove such employee from the Project who fails to meet the foregoing requirements following a request by Owner to have such employee removed from the Work. Any such employee shall be replaced at the cost and expense of Contractor or the relevant Subcontractor, as appropriate; provided, however, that should (i) Contractor disagree with Owner’s identification of an individual for removal from the performance of services under this Section 3.8A, (ii) Owner not retract its request for removal upon being advised of such disagreement, and (iii) such individual does not in fact conform to the foregoing criteria for removal, Contractor shall be entitled to a reciprocal indemnity from Owner in respect to any claims, causes of action, damages, losses, cost and expenses (including all reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation or arbitration expenses) and liabilities of whatever kind or nature, which may directly or indirectly arise from Contractor’s removal of any such employee (including any Key Person) from the Project.

  B. Contractor is responsible for maintaining labor relations in such manner that, so far as reasonably practicable, there is harmony among workers. Contractor and its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors shall conduct their labor relations in accordance with the recognized prevailing local area practices. Contractor shall inform Owner promptly of any labor dispute, anticipated labor dispute, request or demand by a labor organization, its representatives or members which may reasonably be expected to affect the Work. Contractor further agrees to inform Owner, before any commitments are made, during the negotiations of any agreements or understandings with local or national labor organizations.

  3.9 Clean-Up.

  Contractor shall, to Owner’s reasonable satisfaction, at all reasonable times keep the Site free from all waste materials or rubbish caused by the activities of Contractor or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors. As soon as practicable after the completion of all Punchlist items, Contractor shall remove, at its own cost, all of its Construction Equipment and remove from the Site all waste material and rubbish that was generated or brought on to the Site by Contractor or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors. The Site shall be restored to the extent, if any, required by Attachment A. In the event of Contractor’s failure to comply with any of the foregoing, Owner may accomplish the same; provided, however, that Contractor shall be responsible for all reasonable costs associated with such removal and/or restoration, including costs associated with permitting and transportation.

  3.10 HSE Plan; Security.

  A. Contractor recognizes and agrees that safety and physical security are of paramount importance in the performance of the Work and that Contractor is responsible for performing the Work in a safe and physically secure manner. No later than sixty (60) Days after Owner’s issuance of the earlier of LNTP or NTP, Contractor shall submit to Owner for its review a health, safety and environmental plan (including a drug testing program) meeting the requirements set forth in Attachment J (the “HSE Plan”). Contractor further agrees to perform the Work in accordance with the health, safety and environmental rules and standards of Applicable Law, GECP and the HSE Plan (collectively, the “Safety Standards”), and Contractor shall assume all costs associated with compliance therewith. Owner’s review of the HSE Plan shall not in any way relieve Contractor of its obligations under this Agreement (including Contractor’s obligations to conduct the Work in accordance with the health, safety and environmental rules of Applicable Law and GECP). Contractor shall appoint one or more (as appropriate) safety representative(s) reasonably acceptable to Owner who shall be resident at the Liquefaction Site, have responsibility to correct unsafe conditions or unsafe acts associated with the Work and the Project, act on behalf of Contractor on health, safety and environmental matters, and participate in periodic safety meetings with Owner. Contractor further agrees to provide or cause to be provided necessary training and safety equipment to its employees, Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors and to Owner personnel temporarily visiting the Site to ensure their compliance with the foregoing Safety Standards and enforce the use of such training and safety equipment. Contractor shall maintain all accident, injury and any other records required by Applicable Law or by Permit and shall furnish Owner a Monthly summary of injuries and labor hours lost due to injuries. Should Owner at any time observe Contractor, or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors, performing the Work at the Site in violation of the Safety Standards or in an unsafe manner, or in a manner that would, if continued, violate the Safety Standards or become unsafe, then Owner shall have the right (but not the obligation) to require Contractor to stop the affected Work until such time as the manner of performing such Work has been rendered safe; provided, however, that at no time shall Contractor be entitled to an adjustment of the Contract Price or Project Schedule based on such Work stoppage. Contractor shall be responsible for the security, fencing, guarding, lighting, and supervision of the Liquefaction Facility until all of the requirements of Substantial Completion of Subproject 2 have been satisfied. With respect to all Work within the Existing Facility Site, Contractor shall comply, and cause its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors to comply, with Owner’s health, safety, security and environmental policies governing the Existing Facility.

  B. All Work performed hereunder, as applicable, shall comply with the minimum federal safety standards for the design, installation, inspection, testing, construction, extension, operation, replacement, and maintenance of facilities contained in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 192 (to the extent applicable) and 193 and in Title 33 C.F.R. Part 127. Contractor shall comply with requirements of the Operator Qualification Program that are outlined in Sub-Part H of 49 C.F.R. Part 193 and Sub-Part G of C.F.R. Part 195, where applicable, in connection with the Work. The term “pipeline facilities” shall include new and existing pipe, rights-of-way, and any equipment, facility, or building used in the transportation of gas, including LNG, or treatment of gas during the course of transportation. The term “transportation of gas” shall include the gathering, transmission, or distribution of gas by pipeline or the storage of gas.

  3.11 Emergencies.

  In the event of any emergency endangering life or property in any way relating to the Work, whether on the Site or otherwise, Contractor shall take such action as may be reasonable and necessary to prevent, avoid or mitigate injury, damage, or loss and shall, as soon as reasonably possible, report any such incidents, including Contractor’s response thereto, to Owner. If Contractor fails to take such action and the emergency requires immediate action, then Owner, with or without notice to Contractor may, but shall be under no obligation to, take reasonable action as required to address such emergency. The taking of any such action by Owner, or Owner’s failure to take any action, shall not limit Contractor’s liability. Contractor shall reimburse Owner in an amount equal to the reasonable costs incurred by Owner in taking such action.

  3.12 Contractor Permits. Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining the Contractor Permits. Contractor shall provide Owner with copies of such Contractor Permits as soon as reasonably practicable after they are obtained. Contractor shall provide information, assistance and documentation to Owner as reasonably requested in connection with the Owner Permits; provided that such information, assistance and documentation shall not include Contractor’s provision of information, testimony, documents or data by Contractor’s employees under oath (unless specifically authorized by Contractor) and activities outside the field of Contractor’s expertise, training or experience of personnel assigned to the performance of the Work under this Agreement (expect to the extent provided for by Change Order issued pursuant to Section 6.1 and agreed by Contractor).

  3.13 Books, Records and Audits.

  A. Contractor shall keep full and detailed books, construction logs, records, daily reports, schedules, accounts, payroll records, receipts, statements, electronic files, correspondence and other pertinent documents as may be necessary for proper management under this Agreement, as required under Applicable Law or this Agreement, and in any way relating to this Agreement (“Books and Records”). Contractor shall maintain all such Books and Records in accordance with GAAP and shall retain all such Books and Records for a minimum period of three (3) years after Final Completion, or such greater period of time as may be required under Applicable Law.

  B. Upon reasonable notice, Owner shall have the right to have audited Contractor’s Books and Records by Owner’s third party auditors but only to the extent necessary to validate payments made to Contractor or invoiced by Contractor for any Change Orders based on a time and materials basis, for any costs paid with respect to any Provisional Sums and as permitted under Section 4.5; except that these rights shall not extend to lump sums, or the composition of fixed unit rates or percentages. When requested by Owner, Contractor shall provide Owner’s third party auditors with reasonable access to all such relevant Books and Records, and Contractor’s personnel shall cooperate with such third party auditors to effectuate the audit or audits hereunder. Owner shall have the right upon consent of Contractor (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) to have the third party auditors copy all such Books and Records. Contractor shall bear all costs incurred by it in assisting with audits performed pursuant to this Section 3.13 except that copying of Contractor’s Books and Records shall be at Owner’s expense.

  Contractor shall include audit provisions identical to this Section 3.13 in all Major Subcontracts. No access to Books and Records shall be granted to any of Owner’s third party auditors until such third party auditor has signed a confidentiality agreement with Contractor in accordance with the standard practice in the auditing industry for audits of this kind. The restrictions in this Section 3.13B to the audit rights of Owner shall not be used by Contractor to avoid any obligations Contractor might have to produce documents under Applicable Law or in any litigation or arbitration against Contractor or against Guarantor under the Parent Guarantee.

  C. Contractor shall not, and shall provide that its Subcontractors, Sub-subcontractors and agents or employees of any of them shall not, without Owner’s prior written approval, (i) pay any commissions or fees, or grant any rebates, to any employee or officer of Owner or its Affiliates, (ii) favor employees or officers of same with gifts or entertainment of a significant cost or value, or (iii) enter into any business arrangements with employees or officers of same.

  3.14 Tax Accounting.

  Within a reasonable period of time following a request thereof by Owner, subject to Section 4.5C, Contractor shall provide Owner’s tax consultant with any information (including Books and Records) regarding quantities and descriptions of any Equipment installed on or ordered for the Project and any other information as Owner’s tax consultant may deem reasonably necessary in connection with the preparation of Owner’s tax returns (including information reasonably required to determine the amount of Qualified Research Expenditures incurred in connection with the Work) or other tax documentation in connection with the Project; provided, however, if, in connection with such preparation, Owner’s tax consultant requests information relating to the actual cost for any item of Work and such item of Work is included in the Contract Price or in any lump sum Change Order, Contractor shall provide such information to Owner’s tax consultant as provided in Section 4.5C. No access to the aforementioned information (including Books and Records) shall be granted to Owner’s tax consultant until such tax consultant has signed a confidentiality agreement with Contractor in accordance with the standard practice in the auditing industry for audits of this kind.

  3.15 Temporary Utilities, Roads, Facilities and Storage.

  Until Substantial Completion of Subproject 2, Contractor shall provide and pay for all temporary utilities (i.e., electricity, water (other than the water provided by Owner for the hydrotest in accordance with Attachment U), communication, cable, telephone, waste and sewer) necessary for the performance of the Work, including installation and usage costs. Subject to Section 4.3, Contractor shall construct and maintain temporary access and haul roads as may be necessary for the proper performance of this Agreement. Contractor shall provide Owner with sufficient office space at the time of Contractor’s mobilization at the Site to accommodate Owner’s Site representative and support staff at the Site. Contractor shall provide Owner with all office space, construction trailers, utilities, storage and warehousing, security, telephones, furnishings, and other temporary facilities required for their oversight of the Work, as set forth in more detail in Attachment A. Once title to Equipment has passed to Owner as set forth in Section 8.1B, such Equipment shall, if stored at a location other than on the Site, be segregated from other goods, and shall be clearly marked as “Property of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC”.

  3.16 Subordination of Liens.

  Contractor hereby subordinates any mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens or other claims or encumbrances that may be brought by Contractor against any or all of the Work, the Site or the Project to any liens granted in favor of Lender, whether such lien in favor of Lender is created, attached or perfected prior to or after any such liens, claims or encumbrances, and shall require its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors to similarly subordinate their lien, claim and encumbrance rights. Contractor agrees to comply with reasonable requests of Owner for supporting documentation required by Lender in connection with such subordination, including any necessary lien subordination agreements. Nothing in this Section 3.16 shall be construed as a limitation on or waiver by Contractor of any of its rights under Applicable Law to file a lien or claim or otherwise encumber the Project as security for any undisputed payments owed to it by Owner hereunder which are past due; provided that such lien, claim or encumbrance shall be subordinate to any liens granted in favor of Lenders.

  3.17 Hazardous Materials.

  Contractor shall not, nor shall it permit or allow any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor to, bring any Hazardous Materials on the Site or the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements and shall bear all responsibility and liability for such materials; provided, however, that Contractor may bring onto the Site or the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements such Hazardous Materials as are necessary to perform the Work so long as the same is done in compliance with Applicable Law, Applicable Codes and Standards, and the HSE Plan, and Contractor shall remain responsible and liable for all such Hazardous Materials. If Contractor or any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor encounter pre-existing Hazardous Materials at the Site or the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements, and Contractor or any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor knows or suspects that such material is Hazardous Material, Contractor and its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors shall promptly stop Work in the affected area and notify Owner. If under such circumstances Contractor or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors fail to stop Work and notify Owner, Contractor shall be responsible and liable to Owner for all damages, costs, losses and expenses to the extent such failure increases the damages, costs, losses and expenses with respect to such pre-existing Hazardous Materials at the Site; provided that Contractor’s liability to Owner for such failure shall not exceed Twenty-Five Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$25,000,000) in the aggregate.

  3.18 Quality Control.

  No later than sixty (60) Days after the date Owner issues the NTP, Contractor shall submit to Owner for its written approval (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld), a Project-specific quality control plan and an inspection plan, including witness points, but excluding tests and inspections relating to commissioning. No later than one hundred twenty (120) Days after the date Owner issues the NTP, Contractor shall submit to Owner for its review detailed inspection procedures. Contractor’s quality control plan shall provide for a quality control individual to be present at the Site to supervise the implementation of the quality control plan, the inspection plan, and the inspection procedures. Owner’s review and/or approval of Contractor’s quality control plan, inspection plan and inspection procedure shall in no way relieve Contractor of its responsibility for performing the Work in compliance with this Agreement.

  3.19 Reports.

  A. Contractor shall provide Owner with an electronic copy of the following reports and other documentation:

  1. minutes for all weekly status and other Project-related meetings with Owner within five (5) Business Days following such meeting;

  2. safety incident reports within three (3) Business Days of the occurrence of any such incident; except for any safety incident involving a significant non-scheduled event such as LNG or Natural Gas releases, fires, explosions, mechanical failures, unusual over-pressurizations or major injuries which shall be provided to Owner within eight (8) hours of the occurrence of such incident; provided, however, notification shall be provided to Owner immediately if the incident is of significant magnitude to threaten public or employee safety, cause significant property damage or interrupt the Work; and

  3. Monthly progress reports (“Monthly Progress Reports”) with the information specified in Attachment A.

  3.20 Payment.

  Contractor shall timely make all payments required to be paid to Owner pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

  3.21 Commercial Activities.

  Neither Contractor nor its employees shall establish any commercial activity or issue concessions or permits of any kind to Third Parties for establishing commercial activities on the Site or any other lands owned or controlled by Owner.

  3.22 Title to Materials Found.

  As between Owner and Contractor, the title to water, soil, rock, gravel, sand, minerals, timber, and any other materials developed or obtained in the excavation or other operations of Contractor, any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor and the right to use said materials or dispose of same is hereby expressly reserved by Owner. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Contractor shall be permitted, without charge, to use in the Work any such materials that comply with the requirements of this Agreement.

  3.23 Survey Control Points and Layout.

  Contractor shall establish all survey control points and layout the entire Work in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement, which shall be based on the survey control point established by Owner pursuant to this Agreement. If Contractor or any of its Subcontractors, Sub-subcontractors or any of the representatives or employees of any of them move or destroy or render inaccurate the survey control point provided by Owner, such control point shall be replaced by Contractor at Contractor’s own expense.

  3.24 Cooperation with Others at the Site.

  A. Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, including Section 4.3, Contractor acknowledges that Landowners, Owner and Owner’s other contractors or subcontractors may be performing certain activities at the Site, including those activities described in Attachment Z to be performed by Landowners or their representatives, during the performance of this Agreement and Contractor’s Work or use of certain facilities may be interfered with as a result of such concurrent activities. Owner shall provide Contractor with reasonable notice of any request for access to the Liquefaction Facility Site by (i) any of Owner’s other contractors or subcontractors seeking to perform work at the Liquefaction Facility Site or (ii) any Landowner. Subject to Section 4.3, Contractor agrees to use reasonable efforts to accommodate such request and to coordinate the performance of the Work with those certain activities to be performed by Landowners or any of Owner’s other contractors or subcontractors at the Liquefaction Facility Site so as not to materially interfere with the performance of such activities at the Liquefaction Facility Site. Contractor shall provide Owner access to the Liquefaction Facility Site at all times.

  B. Cooperation Within the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements. Owner shall provide Contractor with reasonable prior notice of access to the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements by (i) any of Owner’s other contractors or subcontractors seeking to perform work within such Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements and (ii) any Landowner. Likewise, Contractor shall provide Owner with reasonable prior notice of any access to the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements by Contractor or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors. Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, including Section 4.3, Contractor acknowledges that Owner or Owner’s other contractors or subcontractors may be working within the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements and that other Persons (including any Landowner) may be on or using the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements during the performance of this Agreement and Contractor’s Work or use of certain facilities may be interfered with as a result of such concurrent activities. Subject to Section 4.3, Contractor agrees to use reasonable efforts to coordinate the performance of the Work with such other contractors or subcontractors performing work within the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements so as not to materially interfere with any of Owner’s other contractors or subcontractors performing work within the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements; provided, however, Contractor shall in all cases coordinate the Work with any Persons (other than Owner or Owner’s other contractors or subcontractors) on or using the Off-Site Rights of Way or Easements pursuant to Attachment Z. All coordination required of Contractor in this Section 3.24B with other Persons shall be done through Owner.

  3.25 Integration with Existing Facility and Subproject 1 After Substantial Completion of Subproject 1.

  A. No Interference with Existing Facility or Subproject 1 After Substantial Completion of Subproject 1. Performance of the Work shall at no time cause the suspension of operation of the Existing Facility (or any portion thereof) or of Subproject 1 (or any portion thereof) after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1 except to the extent permitted under Section 3.25B or agreed by the Owner Representative in writing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, under no circumstance shall any Work that is permitted to interfere with the operation of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 as described in the immediately preceding sentence be scheduled or performed by Contractor where: (i) more than one (1) marine berth is unavailable at any given time; (ii) more than one (1) Tank is unavailable at any given time; or (iii) the time to perform any individual service outage required to accommodate tie-ins of the modified facilities for the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 exceeds 48 consecutive hours, or the cumulative time to perform any combination of service outages during any given calendar year exceeds ten (10) Days aggregate in such given calendar year. For purposes of this Section 3.25, “individual service outage” means that by action of the Contractor, any of the following are not possible: (a) berthing, loading, and unloading LNG from an LNG tanker at one or both marine berths; (b) loading, storing, and sending out LNG from at least three Tanks; (c) with respect to the Existing Facility, vaporizing LNG at a constant rate of 2000 MMSCFD and sending the resultant Natural Gas to the export pipeline; (d) with respect to Subproject 1 of after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1, producing LNG at a rate of at least 50% of capacity; or (e) providing sufficient electrical power, control systems, safety systems, utilities, and other equipment, infrastructure, facilities, and systems needed for any of the above actions.

  B. Scheduled Activities. No later than thirty (30) Days prior to performing any Work that may interfere with the operation of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1 (whether specified in Attachment X or agreed by Owner Representative in writing), Contractor shall provide Owner with a written integration plan listing the scheduled, interfering Work and proposing in detail how Contractor intends that such Work will be performed to minimize, to the greatest extent reasonably possible, interference with the operation of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1. Such proposed plan shall (i) comply with the requirements of Section 3.25A, (ii) be scheduled so that it is not on the critical path, and (iii) at a minimum, address each of the activities identified in Attachment X and list (a) the component of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 that will be impacted by such activity, (b) how such component will be impacted, and (c) and the duration of such impact. If the plan proposed by Contractor does not meet any of the requirements in the immediately preceding sentence, or if Owner reasonably believes that the plan proposed by Contractor has not been developed to reasonably minimize the impact on the operations of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1, then Owner may, not later than fourteen (14) Days following receipt of the proposed plan, instruct Contractor in writing to modify the proposed plan. If Owner’s instruction restricts the duration or extent of the Work covered in the plan more than what is required by Section 3.25A(i)-(iii), then Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order to the extent permitted under Section 6.9. Contractor shall proceed to execute such Work in accordance with the mutually agreed plan; provided that, if Owner does not respond and comment upon the Contractor’s proposed plan within fourteen (14) Days following receipt of Contractor’s proposed plan, then Contractor shall proceed to execute such Work in accordance with Contractor’s proposed plan as long as it complies with the limitations specified in Section 3.25A. Notwithstanding Owner’s agreement (or failure to agree) to the schedule and the plan for the performance of such Work, Owner may, in its sole discretion, subsequently prohibit the performance of such Work occurring on the scheduled date, but in such case Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order to the extent permitted under Section 6.9. If Owner fails to provide Contractor with access when and for the duration required by Contractor for the Work, other than for non-compliance with Section 3.25A(i)-(iii), Applicable Law, Owner Permits relating to safety, or Owner’s reasonable security requirements, then Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order to the extent permitted under Section 6.9.

  C. Unscheduled Activities. It is the Parties’ intent that, except for the activities (if any) listed in Attachment X, the performance of the Work and Contractor’s other obligations under this Agreement will not interfere with the operation of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 (or any portion thereof) after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1. During the performance of the Work, should a situation arise that Contractor reasonably believes has the potential of interfering with the operation of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1, Contractor shall, except in an emergency endangering property or any Persons, give Owner written notice as soon as possible but no later than fourteen (14) Days prior to the time that Contractor plans to perform such Work, detailing a plan that is least disruptive, to the greatest extent reasonably possible, to operations of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1. Emergency actions are governed by Section 3.11. Prior to performing such Work, Owner and Contractor shall mutually agree on a proposed plan for Contractor to execute such Work; provided that, if Owner fails to provide Contractor with access when and for the duration required by Contractor for the Work, other than for non-compliance with Section 3.25A(i)-(iii), Applicable Law, Owner Permits relating to safety, or Owner’s reasonable security requirements, then Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order to the extent permitted under Section 6.9. Notwithstanding Owner’s agreement to the schedule and the plan for the performance of such Work, Owner may, in its sole discretion, subsequently prohibit the performance of such Work on such scheduled date, and Contractor shall work with Owner to develop a new plan and date for performing such Work in accordance with this Section 3.25C, and in such case Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order to the extent permitted under Section 6.2A.2.

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