美国液化天然气装置工程总承包合同翻译模板(英文版 第三部分)

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美国液化天然气装置工程总承包合同翻译模板(英文版 第三部分)

美国液化天然气装置工程总承包合同(英文版 第三部分)

  3.26 Responsibility for Property.

  Except as expressly set forth in Section 3.25, Contractor shall limit its operations to the Liquefaction Facility Site. Contractor shall plan and conduct its operations so that neither Contractor nor any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors shall (i) enter upon lands (other than the Site and Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements) or waterbodies in their natural state unless authorized by the appropriate owner or entity; (ii) close or obstruct any utility installation, highway, waterway, harbor, road or other property unless Permits are obtained and authorized by the appropriate entity or authority; or (iii) disrupt or otherwise interfere with the operation of any portion of any pipeline, telephone, conduit or electric transmission line, ditch, navigational aid, dock or structure unless otherwise specifically authorized by the appropriate entity or authority. The foregoing includes damage arising from performance of the Work through operation of Construction Equipment or stockpiling of materials. If damage occurs to the Existing Facility, Contractor’s liability for such damage shall be limited as specified in Section 17.1G.

  3.27 Explosives.

  Explosives shall be transported to the Site only when required to perform the Work under this Agreement and with abundant, prior notice to and written approval of Owner. Contractor shall be responsible for properly purchasing, transporting, storing, safeguarding, handling and using explosives required to perform the Work under this Agreement. Contractor shall employ competent and qualified personnel for the use of explosives and, notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement to the contrary, shall assume full responsibility for damages claimed by any Third Party to the extent caused by the improper use of explosives by Contractor or any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor. Residual surplus explosives shall be promptly removed from the Site and properly disposed of by Contractor.

  3.28 Taxes.

  Subject to Section 7.1, the Contract Price includes all Taxes imposed on or payable by Contractor, its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors in connection with the Work. Contractor shall be responsible for the payment of all Taxes imposed on or payable by Contractor, its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors in connection with the Work.

  3.29 Equipment Quality.

  Contractor shall furnish reasonable evidence as to the kind, quality, and quantity of all Major Equipment. Without prior written approval by Owner which specifically waives the requirements of this Agreement, where this Agreement specifies certain Major Equipment be incorporated into the Project, Contractor shall not use any Major Equipment other than as specified in this Agreement. If Contractor wishes to modify the requirements contained herein with respect to Major Equipment, then it shall make written application to Owner for Owner’s approval (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld), prior to performing any such Work. Such application shall (i) identify the requirements being modified, (ii) certify that the quality of the proposed substitute is equal to or better than that currently specified, and (iii) certify that the substitute is suited to the same use and capable of performing the same function as that specified. If the preceding requirements are not followed, then any substitution shall constitute a material failure by Contractor to comply with its obligations under this Agreement. All Major Equipment shall be fabricated, applied, installed, connected, operated (during start-up and testing), cleaned and conditioned in accordance with the instructions of the applicable Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor.

  3.30 Loss of LNG or Natural Gas.

  Contractor shall use safe and commercially reasonable efforts during commissioning, testing, and operation of the Liquefaction Facility to minimize the loss of LNG or Natural Gas due to venting, flaring, or unnecessary operation of the refrigerant compressors in recycle.

  ARTICLE 4 OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES

  Owner shall comply with the following provisions in a timely manner in accordance with the Project Schedule at no cost to Contractor:

  4.1 Payment and Financing.

  Owner shall timely pay the Contract Price in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 hereof. As a condition of NTP, Owner shall obtain and maintain financing for the Project sufficient to make payments to Contractor in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

  A. Owner Monthly Confirmation. Beginning with Owner’s issuance of the NTP and continuing monthly thereafter until the first draw is made under the financing (the “First Draw”), Owner shall deliver to Contractor a statement in the form of Schedule BB-1 (“Owner Monthly Confirmation”) confirming that Owner has sufficient funds to continue to fulfill its payment obligations up to the date of the First Draw and confirming that no event has come to the attention of Owner which would materially and adversely affect the continued availability of such funding. Each Owner Confirmation shall be signed by an appropriate senior officer of Owner.

  B. Owner Quarterly Confirmation. After the First Draw, and continuing quarterly thereafter, Owner shall deliver to Contractor a statement in the form of Schedule BB-2 (“Owner Quarterly Confirmation”) confirming that Owner has sufficient funds through itself or financing to continue to fulfill its payment obligations under this Agreement and confirming that no event has come to the attention of Owner which would materially and adversely affect the continued availability of such funding. Such Owner Quarterly Confirmation shall be signed by an appropriate senior officer of Owner.

  4.2 Owner Permits.

  Owner shall be responsible for obtaining the Owner Permits. Owner shall maintain and, to the extent applicable, renew such Owner Permits. To the extent Owner has already obtained any of the Owner Permits as of the Effective Date of this Agreement, Owner shall provide copies of such Owner Permits to Contractor on or before the Effective Date. To the extent Owner has not obtained any Owner Permits prior to the Effective Date, Owner shall obtain such Owner Permits in accordance with the schedule contained in Attachment Q and Owner shall provide Contractor with complete copies of such Owner Permits within five (5) Business Days after obtaining them. The terms of all such Permits shall be compatible with Contractor’s performance of the Work, and Owner shall promptly notify Contractor of any changes to the terms of any such Owner Permit that impacts Contractor’s performance of the Work under this Agreement. Owner shall provide information, assistance and documentation to Contractor as reasonably requested in connection with the Contractor Permits.

  4.3 Access to the Site and Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements.

  A. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, including Section 3.24, Owner shall provide Contractor with access to and care and custody of the Liquefaction Facility Site. Such access shall be sufficient to permit Contractor to progress with construction on a continuous basis without material interruption or interference by others. To the extent that (i) any of Owner’s other contractors or subcontractors working at the Liquefaction Facility Site prior to Substantial Completion of a Subproject or (ii) any Landowner accessing the Liquefaction Facility Site prior to Substantial Completion of a Subproject (except as described in Attachment Z), in either case materially interrupts or interferes with Contractor’s performance of the Work applicable to such Subproject and such interruption or interference adversely affects Contractor’s ability to perform the Work applicable to such Subproject in accordance with the Project Schedule or Contractor’s cost of performance of the Work for such Subproject, Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order; provided that, subject to Section 3.25, Contractor complies with the requirements in Sections 6.2, 6.5 and 6.9. In addition, Owner shall provide Contractor with reasonable access to the Existing Facility Site necessary for the performance of the Work and in accordance with Section 3.25. For the avoidance of doubt, Contractor shall not be entitled to a Change Order pursuant to this Section 4.3 as a result of a Landowner or its representatives accessing the Site to perform any of those activities described in Attachment Z.

  B. The Contract Price is based on Owner providing Contractor with access to the off-Site rights of way and easements listed in Attachment Y (the “Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements”) sufficient to permit Contractor to progress with construction without material interruption or interference by others while adhering to the requirements in Attachment Z. To the extent Contractor is not provided with sufficient access to such Off-Site Rights of Ways and Easements to progress with construction without material interruption or interference by others, and such interruption or interference adversely affects Contractor’s cost of performance of the Work or Contractor’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule, Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order; provided that (i) Contractor complies with the requirements set forth in Sections 6.2, 6.5 and 6.9, and (ii) at or prior to the Contract Date, Contractor did not know (based on information described in Attachment Z) that its access was or would be restricted.

  C. Owner shall maintain care, custody and control at all times of the Existing Facility Site, Existing Facility and, upon transfer of risk of loss from Contractor to Owner under Section 8.2C, the modifications and improvements to the Existing Facility. Owner shall be responsible for the security, fencing, guarding and lighting of the Existing Facility.

  4.4 Operation Personnel.

  Owner shall provide to Contractor a minimum of fifty (50) qualified and competent operating and maintenance personnel sufficient to commission and test the Project under the supervision of Contractor as set forth in Attachment V. Until Substantial Completion of Subproject 2, such personnel shall be under the direction and control of and supervised by Contractor. Such operating and maintenance personnel shall be available for training as required pursuant to Section 3.5. To the extent not set forth in Attachment V, Contractor shall prepare for Owner’s review a Project Commissioning Plan regarding the utilization of Owner’s operation and maintenance personnel and Contractor’s personnel during commissioning and for the conduct of Performance Tests. Such Project Commissioning Plan shall be mutually agreed-upon by the Parties, each acting reasonably, no later than forty-five (45) Days after Owner’s receipt of Contractor’s proposed Project Commissioning Plan. Without in any way limiting Contractor’s obligation to provide forces and labor during commissioning and Performance Testing, Contractor agrees that if any activity during commissioning and Performance Testing requires direct supervision by Contractor, such supervision shall be performed by Contractor or a Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor. Owner shall remain responsible for all costs associated with Owner’s operation and maintenance personnel, including salaries, travel and expenses.

  4.5 Sales and Use Tax Matters.

  A. Owner shall participate in the Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program or Louisiana Quality Jobs Program, which shall allow Owner to receive a rebate directly from the State of Louisiana Department of Revenue of the rebatable portion of Louisiana state, parish and local-option sales and use tax (“Rebatable Louisiana Sales and Use Tax”) incurred and paid by Contractor and its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors in connection with performance of the Work. Contractor shall provide to Owner, for itself and its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors, all documentation as may be reasonably requested by Owner or Owner’s tax consultant and available to Contractor and its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors in order to allow Owner to secure such rebate. Such documentation shall include submitted and signed Forms R-1029 (Louisiana Department of Revenue Sales Tax Return) and invoice documentation supporting all Louisiana Sales and Use Taxes paid by Contractor and its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors for the purchase of Equipment, including purchases of Equipment made under lump sum contract agreements. Such Forms R-1029 (Louisiana Department of Revenue Sales Tax Return) shall be provided to Owner within thirty (30) Days after submission, by the Contractor or its Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractors, of the Form R-1029 (Louisiana Department of Revenue Sales Tax Return) to the Governmental Instrumentality. Such invoice documentation shall be provided to Owner within ninety (90) Days after receipt of such invoice documentation by Contractor or its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors. The invoice documentation shall clearly identify (i) the item of Equipment purchased, (ii) the amounts of itemized Louisiana Sales and Use Tax paid, and (iii) all information (including Owner’s name, the taxpayer’s name, the Project name and the Project address) to properly establish that the Equipment was used in connection with or incorporated into the Facility. If the Equipment was taken from Contractor’s, Subcontractor’s or Sub-subcontractor’s inventory, subject to Section 4.5C, Contractor shall provide Owner with an invoice, journal vouchers or other similar documentation as may be required to evidence that the applicable Louisiana Sales and Use Tax was paid by Contractor, Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor on such inventory. Owner’s tax consultant (as notified by Owner to Contractor) shall assist Owner to secure all available rebates of Rebatable Louisiana Sales and Use Taxes and is authorized to request and receive information directly from Contractor and its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors on behalf of Owner. No information shall be provided to Owner’s tax consultant until such tax consultant has signed a confidentiality agreement with Contractor and any applicable Subcontractor and Sub-subcontractor with terms customary in the audit industry for audits of this kind.

  B. Contractor and Owner shall reasonably cooperate with each other to minimize any and all Taxes relating to the Project. If Contractor or any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor incurs any sales and use taxes on any items of Equipment for which Owner has previously provided Contractor with an applicable sales and use tax exemption certificate, Contractor shall be responsible for the payment of such sales and use taxes without any reimbursement from Owner; provided, however, the foregoing provision shall not affect Contractor’s right to a Change Order in accordance with Section 7.1.

  C. Pursuant to Section 3.14 and Section 7.1, Owner shall have the right to have its tax consultant audit the Books and Records of Contractor and its Sub-contractors or Sub-subcontractors to confirm that all Louisiana Sales and Use Taxes paid by Contractor and its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors in connection with the Work are properly owed under Applicable Law; provided, however, if the determination of the proper amount of such Louisiana Sales and Use Tax assessed on any one or more items of Equipment is dependent upon knowing the actual cost incurred by Contractor or its Sub-contractors or Sub-subcontractors for such item of Equipment and the compensation of such item of Equipment is included in the Contract Price or in any lump sum Change Order, that portion of the audit devoted to reviewing the actual cost incurred by Contractor or its Sub-contractors or Sub-subcontractors for such item of Equipment shall be performed by Owner’s tax consultant, which shall be retained by Owner at Owner’s sole expense. The Parties agree that (unless the amount of Louisiana Sales and Use Tax properly payable for an item of Equipment is subject to audit, litigation, arbitration, subpoena or summons issued by a Governmental Instrumentality ) such tax consultant shall not disclose to Owner the actual cost incurred by Contractor or its Sub-contractors or Sub-subcontractors for any item of Equipment included in the Contract Price, but the Parties agree that such tax consultant may report to Owner the proper Louisiana Sales and Use Taxes properly payable under Applicable Law. No access to Books and Records shall be granted to Owner’s tax consultant until such tax consultant has signed a confidentiality agreement with Contractor and any applicable Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor with terms customary in the audit industry for audits of this kind.

  4.6 Legal Description and Survey.

  Prior to NTP (or prior to any LNTP Work where applicable), Owner shall provide to Contractor (i) the legal description of the Site as set forth in Attachment Y and (ii) a survey of the Site showing the boundaries of the Site and one survey control point. Contractor shall be entitled to rely upon the accuracy of this information. To the extent any existing structures or utilities are shown in the survey, Contractor shall independently verify the locations of such existing structures and utilities.

  4.7 Hazardous Materials.

  Owner shall remove, transport and, as appropriate, dispose of any Hazardous Materials discovered or released at the Site, including any Hazardous Materials brought on the Site or generated by Third Parties, but excluding any Hazardous Materials brought on to the Site or generated by Contractor or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors. In addition, as between Owner and Contractor, Owner shall be responsible for any Hazardous Materials discovered or released within the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements, including any Hazardous Materials brought on the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements or generated by Third Parties but excluding any Hazardous Materials brought on the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements by Contractor or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors. Owner shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Contractor Group and its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors from and against all damages, losses, costs and expenses (including all reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation or arbitration expenses) incurred by Contractor Group or its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors to the extent arising from any contamination or pollution resulting from any Hazardous Materials for which Owner is responsible under this Section 4.7.

  4.8 Owner-Provided Items.

  A. Owner shall be responsible for those items of information so identified in Attachment A, including information defined as “Rely Upon” in the Design Basis included in Attachment A, and for providing to Contractor the information specified in Attachment U. Contractor shall not be required to examine or be deemed to have examined any such information and Owner shall remain fully responsible for the accuracy, completeness and sufficiency of such information. If Owner makes a change to any such information, or if Contractor discovers an error in such information or non-compliance of such information with Applicable Law or Applicable Codes and Standards, 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. All other information in the Design Basis shall be the responsibility of Contractor.

  B. Owner shall provide those items in Attachment A which are expressly listed as being the obligation of Owner and the items listed in Attachment U (within the times listed in Attachment U). The items already provided by Owner are listed in Attachment U.

  C. Owner shall supply Feed Gas for use during commissioning, Start Up and Performance Tests and as necessary to demonstrate achievement of RFSU and Substantial Completion (“Commissioning Feed Gas”) in accordance with the notice procedures specified in Section 11.1.

  D. Owner shall provide storage, through Tanks, tankers or otherwise, for Commissioning LNG in accordance with the notice procedures specified in Section 11.1.

  4.9 Owner Representative. Owner designates *** as the Owner Representative. Notification of a change in Owner Representative shall be provided in advance, in writing, to Contractor.

  ARTICLE 5 COMMENCEMENT OF WORK, PROJECT SCHEDULE, AND SCHEDULING OBLIGATIONS

  5.1 Commencement of Work.

  Upon Contractor’s receipt from Owner of the limited notice to proceed (“Limited Notice to Proceed” or “LNTP”), Contractor shall promptly commence with the performance of the portion of the Work specified in such LNTP; provided that the Parties have executed a Change Order defining the LNTP Work. The LNTP shall be issued in the form attached hereto as Attachment H, Schedule H-1. Contractor shall not, and shall not be obligated to, commence performance of such Work until receipt from Owner of such LNTP.

  5.2 Limited Notice to Proceed/Notice to Proceed.

  A. Limited Notice to Proceed. The portion of the Contract Price payable for the LNTP Work shall be made in accordance with the Payment Schedule set forth in Attachment C (as may be amended by Change Order) and the applicable provisions of Article 7. Owner shall not issue the LNTP until the following conditions have been met:

  1. Owner has furnished to Contractor documentation which demonstrates that Owner has sufficient funds to fulfill its payment obligations, including all cancellation costs associated with LNTP Work, in connection with Contractor’s performance of the LNTP Work, or that Owner has obtained financing from one or more Lenders to fulfill its payment obligations in connection with such LNTP Work;

  2. Owner has obtained all Owner Permits that are necessary for performance of the LNTP Work, or if Owner has not obtained all such Owner Permits at the commencement of such LNTP Work, by issuance of the LNTP, Owner commits to obtain any such remaining Owner Permits in such time so as to not delay the performance of such LNTP Work; and

  3. Owner shall be in compliance with its other obligations set forth in Article 4 as necessary for the performance of the LNTP Work.

  B. Notice to Proceed. Contractor shall not, and shall not be obligated to, commence performance of the Work (other than the LNTP Work) until Owner issues the full notice to proceed (“Notice to Proceed” or “NTP”) authorizing the same pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Upon Contractor’s receipt from Owner of the NTP, Contractor shall promptly commence with the performance of the Work. The NTP shall be issued in the form attached hereto as Attachment H, Schedule H-2. Contractor shall timely file in the required superior court and post at the Site a notice of commencement as required under La. Rev. Stat. §9:4801, et. seq. and shall provide copies of such notice of commencement to Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors as required under La. Rev. Stat. §9:4801, et. seq. Owner shall not issue an NTP until the following conditions have been met:

  1. Owner has furnished to Contractor reasonable documentation which demonstrates that Owner (i) has sufficient funds to fulfill its payment obligations under this Agreement, or (ii) has obtained financing from one or more Lenders to fulfill its payment obligations under this Agreement, including (a) satisfaction, or waiver by Lenders, of all applicable conditions precedent to the occurrence of the closing date of the financing, which shall be prior to or contemporaneous with the issuance of the Notice to Proceed, and (b) evidence of the execution of the credit agreement with respect to such financing by Owner and Lenders (including a copy of such executed credit agreement);

  2. Owner has obtained all Owner Permits (including the FERC Authorization) which are shown in Attachment Q as required to be obtained prior to the issuance of the NTP;

  3. Owner has made payment to Contractor of all undisputed amounts owed as of the date of the NTP that were earned in connection with Contractor’s performance of the LNTP Work;

  4. the Mobilization Payment has been received by Contractor in cleared funds;

  5. Owner shall be in compliance with its other obligations set forth in Article 4 as necessary for the commencement of the Work;

  6. Owner has executed the ConocoPhillips License Agreement; and

  7. Owner has delivered to Contractor a release from Sabine Pass LNG- GP, LLC releasing Contractor Group and its Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors: (a) from and against all damages, losses, costs and expenses (including all reasonable attorneys’ fees, and litigation or arbitration expenses) resulting from or related to damage to or destruction of the Existing Facility (excluding the Work related thereto) but only to the extent such damages, losses, costs and expenses exceed the lesser of (i) *** U.S. Dollars (U.S.$***) per occurrence or (ii) the actual amounts of insurance proceeds paid per such occurrence under the policies of insurance required to be provided by Contractor under this Agreement, however caused and even if caused by Contractor Group or its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors; and (b) Consequential Damages for which Contractor is released under Section 20.4 and arising out of relating to such damage to or destruction of the Existing Facility. Such release shall be binding on and extend to any Affiliate of Owner that takes equity ownership in the Existing Facility.

  C. Delayed NTP. In the event Owner fails to issue the NTP in accordance with Section 5.2B by March 31, 2012, then Contractor shall, at the end of every three Month period thereafter until NTP (if any) is issued by Owner, notify Owner in writing of any impacts such delay has on Contractor’s costs of performance of the Work, including Subcontractor prices, and Contractor’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Agreement, including the Project Schedule and other Changed Criteria. Contractor shall not be entitled to the relief in this Section 5.2C to the extent the reason for Owner failing to issue NTP is because Contractor failed to provide the Letter of Credit in accordance with Section 9.2A.

  5.3 Project Schedule.

  Contractor shall perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule.

  A. Target Substantial Completion Dates. Listed in Attachment E are Target Substantial Completion Dates for each Subproject. The Target Substantial Completion Dates shall only be adjusted by Change Order as provided under this Agreement

  B. Guaranteed Substantial Completion Dates. Contractor shall achieve Substantial Completion of Subproject 1 no later than the date specified in Attachment E (“Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date for Subproject 1”) and Substantial Completion of Subproject 2 no later than the date specified in Attachment E (“Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date for Subproject 2”), (each a “Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date” and collectively, the “Guaranteed Substantial Completion Dates”). The Guaranteed Substantial Completion Dates shall only be adjusted by Change Order as provided under this Agreement.

  C. Final Completion. Contractor shall achieve Final Completion no later than one hundred eighty (180) Days after achieving Substantial Completion of Subproject 2 or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter if the Parties mutually agree (both acting reasonably).

  5.4 CPM Schedule Submissions.

  Within fifteen (15) Days after NTP is issued in accordance with Section 5.2B, Contractor shall prepare and submit to Owner for its review a critical path method schedule (“CPM Schedule”) for the Work identifying a critical path for each of the two (2) Subprojects, which shall be detailed at a Level II for all activities for the Project (including engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, testing and startup). In addition, no later than one hundred and twenty (120) Days after NTP is issued in accordance with Section 5.2B, Contractor shall submit to Owner for its review a revised CPM Schedule, which shall be detailed at a Level III for all activities for the Project (including engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, testing and startup). The initial CPM Schedule shall govern Contractor’s Work until the revised CPM Schedule is prepared and reviewed by Owner. Each of the initial and revised CPM Schedules shall be referred to as the “CPM Schedule,” and each shall comply with the requirements of this Section 5.4 and shall be provided to Owner in its native electronic format. The CPM Schedule shall be prepared by Contractor using Primavera Project Planner. Without limitation of the foregoing, the CPM Schedule shall include the information and meet the requirements set forth in Section 9.4 of Attachment A.

  5.5 Recovery and Recovery Schedule.

  If, at any time during the prosecution of the Work, (i) should the Monthly Progress Report show that any activity on the critical path is forty-five (45) or more Days behind schedule, or should Contractor fail to provide a Monthly Progress Report in compliance with the requirements of this Agreement and Owner reasonably determines that any activity on the critical path is forty-five (45) or more Days behind schedule and (ii) Contractor or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors are in Owner’s reasonable judgment responsible for such delay, Owner may, in addition to any other remedies that it may have under this Agreement, require that Contractor prepare a schedule to explain and display how it intends to regain compliance with the CPM Schedule (“Recovery Schedule”). Within ten (10) Business Days after the determination by Owner of the requirement for a Recovery Schedule, Contractor shall prepare the Recovery Schedule and submit it to Owner for its review. The Recovery Schedule shall (i) represent Contractor’s best judgment as to how it shall regain compliance with the CPM Schedule, (ii) be prepared in accordance with GECP, (iii) have a level of detail sufficient for Contractor to direct, manage and perform the Work, and (iv) have a maximum duration of sixty (60) Days unless recovery cannot be reasonably achieved in such time, in which case the duration of the Recovery Schedule shall be for that period of time reasonably necessary to regain compliance with the CPM Schedule. Contractor shall address all comments received from Owner during Owner’s review of the Recovery Schedule, and Contractor shall provide a written statement describing why any of Owner’s comments or proposed changes to the Recovery Schedule were not implemented by Contractor. Any of Owner’s comments or proposed changes to the Recovery Schedule that Contractor implements should be reflected in the revised Recovery Schedule. The revised Recovery Schedule shall then be the schedule which Contractor shall use in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, performing, and executing the Work (including all activities of Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors) to regain compliance with the CPM Schedule. The cost of preparing and executing the Recovery Schedule shall be at Contractor’s sole cost and expense; provided, however, if the preparation of a Recovery Schedule is combined with a request by Owner for a Change Order and the cost of preparing the Change Order for such request (excluding any costs associated with recovery) exceeds Thirty Thousand U.S. Dollars (U.S.$30,000), then Contractor is entitled to reimbursement for such preparation costs in accordance with Section 6.1A. Owner’s review and comments regarding the Recovery Schedule shall not relieve Contractor of any obligations for performance of the Work, change the Target Substantial Completion Dates or Guaranteed Substantial Completion Dates or be construed to establish the reasonableness of the Recovery Schedule.

  A. If, at any time prior to the applicable Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date, Contractor’s performance of the Work is delayed such that Substantial Completion of a Subproject is projected to achieve Substantial Completion beyond the applicable Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date (as may be adjusted by Change Order) to such an extent that the Delay Liquidated Damages cap in Section 20.2A would apply, and Contractor fails to provide a Recovery Schedule in accordance with this Section 5.5 or Contractor provides a Recovery Schedule but Contractor fails to materially comply with such Recovery Schedule, then Contractor shall be in Default and Owner shall have the right, prior to the applicable Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date, to terminate Contractor’s performance of the Work in accordance with Section 16.1A. If Owner so terminates, Owner shall have all of the rights under Section 16.1 (including recovering all amounts under Section 16.1A), except that in the case of a termination by Owner pursuant to this Section 5.5A solely for Contractor’s failure to provide a Recovery Schedule and materially comply therewith, Contractor’s liability under Section 16.1 arising out of such termination shall be limited to the applicable cap or caps in Section 20.2A and no Performance Liquidated Damages would be owed.

  5.6 Acceleration and Acceleration Schedule.

  A. Even if the Work is otherwise in compliance with the CPM Schedule, Owner may, at any time, direct Contractor in writing to advance one or all of the Target Substantial Completion Dates and Guaranteed Substantial Completion Dates; provided, however, such directive shall be reasonable and Contractor shall have agreed in writing that such acceleration is commercially and technically feasible. In the event of such agreement, the directive shall be termed herein a “Confirmed Acceleration Directive” and shall be set forth in a Change Order. In no event shall Owner have the right to issue a unilateral acceleration directive requiring Contractor to achieve Substantial Completion of Subproject 1 or Substantial Completion of Subproject 2 prior to the original Guaranteed Substantial Completion Dates specified in this Agreement as of the Contract Date, as applicable. In the event of a Confirmed Acceleration Directive, Owner shall pay Contractor for the documented costs plus fees attributable to such acceleration and appropriate incentives, if any, shall be mutually agreed upon by the Parties with respect to such early proposed completion and set forth in the Change Order. Such costs may include any shift differential, premium, or overtime payments to workers or field supervisors and other employees of Contractor dedicated to the Work on a full-time basis actually incurred over and above Contractor’s normal rates, and overtime charges for Construction Equipment. Any adjustment to the Contract Price or any other Changed Criteria necessitated by such acceleration of the Work shall be implemented by Change Order. Upon execution of the Change Order, Contractor shall immediately commence and diligently perform the acceleration of the Work, and shall prepare a schedule to explain and display how it intends to accelerate the Work and how that acceleration will affect the critical path of the CPM Schedule (the “Acceleration Schedule”). With respect to the Acceleration Schedule, Contractor shall do the following:

  1. No later than the tenth (10th) Business Day after execution of the Change Order with respect to the Confirmed Acceleration Directive, Contractor shall prepare the Acceleration Schedule and submit it to Owner for its review. The Acceleration Schedule shall represent Contractor’s best judgment as to how it shall satisfy the Confirmed Acceleration Directive. The Acceleration Schedule shall be prepared using GECP and to a similar level of detail as the CPM Schedule.

  2. On the tenth (10th) Business Day after execution of the Change Order with respect to the Confirmed Acceleration Directive (or such longer time as specified in writing by Owner), Contractor shall participate in a conference with Owner, and with any other Person (including Subcontractors and Sub-subcontractors) whom Owner reasonably designates to participate, to review and evaluate the Acceleration Schedule. Any revisions to the Acceleration Schedule necessary as a result of this review shall be resubmitted for review by Owner as soon as reasonably practicable or as mutually agreed by the Parties. The revised Acceleration Schedule shall then be the schedule which Contractor shall use in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, performing, and executing that portion of the Work that is affected by such acceleration, with the CPM Schedule governing the performance of all other Work.

  Owner’s review of the Acceleration Schedule shall not constitute an independent evaluation or determination by Owner of the workability, feasibility, or reasonableness of that schedule.

  ARTICLE 6 CHANGES; FORCE MAJEURE; AND OWNER-CAUSED DELAY

  6.1 Change Orders Requested by Owner.

  Until Substantial Completion of Subproject 2, Owner shall be entitled to a Change Order upon request in accordance with this Section 6.1.

  A. If Owner submits to Contractor in writing a duly signed proposed Change Order, Contractor must respond to Owner, to the extent practicable, within thirty (30) Days with a written statement setting forth the effect, if any, which such proposed Change Order would have on the Contract Price, the Project Schedule, the Design Basis, the Payment Schedule, any of the Minimum Acceptance Criteria, Performance Guarantee or Guarantee Conditions, and/or any other obligation or potential liability of Contractor hereunder (collectively or individually, the “Changed Criteria”). The written statement shall be in the form of Schedule D-3, and shall include, to the extent practicable, all information required by Section 6.5B. Owner shall respond to Contractor’s written statement within fourteen (14) Business Days of receipt, responding to Contractor’s statement as to the effects of the proposed Change Order on the Changed Criteria. If it is not practicable for Contractor to provide all of the information required under this Section 6.1A to be submitted with such written statement within such thirty (30) Day period, Contractor shall provide Owner with as much information as practicable as well as a written explanation of the reason additional time is required. To the extent Contractor incurs costs exceeding Thirty Thousand U.S. Dollars (U.S.$30,000) (which costs shall be adequately documented and supported by Contractor) in responding to any one proposed Change Order, Contractor shall be reimbursed for such excess costs in responding to such Change Order within twenty-five (25) Days after Owner’s receipt of Contractor’s invoice therefor; provided that Contractor first gives Owner written notice of the estimate of the cost of such preparation before preparing the response, such estimate is in excess of Thirty Thousand U.S. Dollars (U.S.$30,000), Owner approves in writing the preparation of the response, and such proposed Change Order is not implemented.

  B. If the Parties agree on such Changed Criteria of the proposed Change Order (or modify such proposed Change Order so that the Parties agree on such Changed Criteria), the Parties shall execute such Change Order incorporating the Changed Criteria, which shall be in the form of Schedule D-1, and such Change Order shall become binding on the Parties, as part of this Agreement.

  C. If the Parties cannot agree on such Changed Criteria of the proposed Change Order within ten (10) Days of Contractor’s receipt of Owner’s response to Contractor’s written statement, or if Owner desires that the proposed changed Work set forth in the proposed Change Order commence immediately without the requirement of a written statement by Contractor as required under Section 6.1A, Owner may (subject to this Section 6.1C), by issuance of a unilateral Change Order in the form attached hereto as Schedule D-2, require Contractor to commence and perform the changed Work specified in the unilateral Change Order on a time and material basis as set forth in Schedule D-4 with the effect of such unilateral Change Order on the Changed Criteria (or if the Parties agree on the effect of such unilateral Change Order for some but not all of the Changed Criteria, the impact of each of the components of the Changed Criteria on which the Parties disagree) to be determined as soon as possible but without prejudice to Contractor’s right to refer any Dispute for resolution in accordance with Article 18. The rates specified in Schedule D-4 are “Unit Rates,” and the Unit Rates shall be used to the extent applicable to the changed Work. The Parties acknowledge and agree that unilateral Change Orders submitted by Owner in accordance with this Section 6.1C shall be limited to additions or modifications to, or deductions from the Work and that Owner shall not have the unilateral right to change, amend or modify any of the other Changed Criteria or the terms of this Agreement. Pending resolution of the Dispute, Contractor shall perform the Work as specified in such unilateral Change Order and Owner shall continue to pay Contractor in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and any previously agreed Change Orders.

  When Owner and Contractor agree on the effect of such unilateral Change Order on all of the Changed Criteria, such agreement shall be recorded by execution by the Parties of a Change Order in the form attached hereto as Schedule D-1, which shall supersede the unilateral Change Order previously issued and relating to such changed Work. With the exception of any Contract Price adjustment contemplated under Attachment EE, in no event shall Owner be entitled to issue any unilateral Change Order in accordance with this Section 6.1C where such unilateral Change Order (i) would result in an increase equal to or exceeding Twenty Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$20,000,000), or (ii) in conjunction with other unilateral Change Orders issued by Owner (other than any Contract Price adjustment contemplated under Attachment EE), would in themselves result in an increase equal to or exceeding an amount equal to Sixty Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$60,000,000); provided that, with respect to unilateral Change Orders requiring Contractor to conduct or develop engineering studies, Contractor shall not be required to incur costs (a) greater than Thirty Thousand U.S. Dollars (U.S.$30,000) for any single Change Order for engineering studies, or (b) in conjunction with other unilateral Change Orders, greater than Three Hundred Thousand (U.S.$300,000) in the aggregate for engineering studies. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall Owner be entitled to issue any unilateral Change Order directing performance of Work under an LNTP. For the avoidance of doubt, the Parties agree that the adjustments contemplated under Attachment EE do not constitute unilateral Change Orders.

  D. In the event of a change in any Applicable Code and Standard which does not constitute a Change in Law, Contractor shall provide written notice to Owner regarding such change. Upon receipt of such notice from Contractor, Owner may submit a proposed Change Order to Contractor in accordance with this Section 6.1 in the event Owner, at its sole option, elects for Contractor to implement such change in Applicable Code and Standard. In the event Owner does not, at its sole option, elect for Contractor to implement such change in Applicable Code and Standard, Contractor shall not be required to perform in accordance with such Applicable Code and Standard. In the event, however, that compliance with such Applicable Code and Standard is mandatory for Contractor to comply with GECP and Owner does not, at its sole option, after receipt of written notice from Contractor regarding same, elect for Contractor to implement such change in Applicable Code and Standard, then Owner waives its rights to claim a breach of GECP with respect to such change in Applicable Code and Standard.

  6.2 Change Orders Requested by Contractor.

  A. Contractor shall have the right to a Change Order in the event of any of the following occurrences:

  1. Any Change in Law that adversely affects (i) Contractor’s costs of performance of the Work, (ii) Contractor’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule or (iii) Contractor’s ability to perform any material obligation under this Agreement;

  2. Acts or omissions of any member of Owner Group or any other Person for whom Owner is responsible, including in the case of Owner any failure to perform any obligation under this Agreement, that adversely affects (i) Contractor’s costs of performance of the Work, (ii) Contractor’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule or (iii) Contractor’s ability to perform any material obligation under this Agreement; provided that Contractor shall not be entitled to a Change Order to the extent that such acts or omissions of Owner are caused, directly or indirectly, by Contractor’s failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement;

  3. Force Majeure to the extent allowed under Section 6.8A;

  4. Acceleration of the Work directed by Owner pursuant to Section 5.6, provided that a Change Order has been issued;

  5. Owner’s request for an increase in coverage under the Letter of Credit pursuant to Section 9.2 to cover any increase in the Contract Price as a result of Change Orders to the extent set forth in Section 9.2;

  6. To the extent expressly permitted under Sections 3.3C, 3.4A, 3.25, 4.3, 4.8A, 5.6A, 7.1, 8.2A, 8.2D, 11.1A, 11.1B.6, 11.1D, 12.2A, 16.3, 16.4 and Attachment EE;

  7. Delay beyond the permissible times specified in Section 1A.9(g)(i) or Section 1A.11(ii) of Attachment O for the delivery by Owner to Contractor of builder’s risk or marine cargo insurance proceeds received by the Collateral Agent shall relieve Contractor of any obligation under this Agreement to effect repairs or other restoration of the Work affected by the insured occurrence for any costs of repairs or restoration exceeding the sum of the deductible under such insurance and any amounts previously paid to Contractor under such insurance and shall entitle Contractor to a Change Order adjusting the Contract Price and Project Schedule, but only to the extent such delay adversely affects (i) Contractor’s cost of performance of the Work, (ii) Contractor’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule, or (iii) or Contractor’s ability to perform any material obligation under this Agreement; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall this Section 6.2A.7 in any way relieve Contractor from any obligation to perform any work necessary to maintain the builder’s risk and marine cargo insurance in full force and effect;

  8. Suspension in Work ordered by Owner pursuant to Section 16.3;

  9. Subsurface Soil Conditions to the extent allowed under Section 2.5B.2;

  10. Discovery of Hazardous Materials at the Site or on the Off-Site Rights of Way and Easements for which Owner is responsible under Section 4.7 that adversely affects (i) Contractor’s costs of performance of the Work, (ii) Contractor’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule or (iii) Contractor’s ability to perform any material obligation under this Agreement;

  11. Owner’s issuance of NTP in accordance with Section 5.2B after March 31, 2012, but only to the extent that such delay adversely affects (i) Contractor’s costs of performance of the Work, (ii) Contractor’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule or (iii) Contractor’s ability to perform any material obligation under this Agreement; and

  12. Performance of the Work under the Soils Preparation Provisional Sum or Existing Facility Labor Provisional Sum is beyond the quantities or hours for such provisional sum item as described in Attachment EE, and such overages result in a delay in the Work, then Contractor will be entitled to a Change Order extending the Target Substantial Completion Dates and Guaranteed Substantial Completion Dates to the extent permitted in Section 6.9. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Owner may, at any time, instruct Contractor to (i) increase Existing Facility Labor (through additional crews, shifts, etc.) in the case of the Work for the Existing Facility Provisional Sum or (ii) take commercially and technically reasonable efforts (through additional labor, equipment, shifts, etc.), in each case to overcome the delay, in which case Contractor shall not be entitled to a Change Order adjusting the applicable Target Substantial Completion Dates and Guaranteed Substantial Completion Dates to the extent such efforts mitigate or eliminate such delay.

  B. Should Contractor desire to request a Change Order under this Section 6.2, Contractor shall, pursuant to Section 6.5, notify Owner in writing and issue to Owner, at Contractor’s expense, a request for a proposed Change Order in the form attached hereto as Schedule D-3, a detailed explanation of the proposed change and Contractor’s reasons for proposing the change, documentation necessary to verify the effects of the change on the Changed Criteria, and all other information required by Section 6.5. Any adjustments to the Contract Price shall (unless otherwise agreed) be requested on a lump sum basis and shall be based on the requirements in Schedule D-4 and the Unit Rates specified therein to the extent applicable to the Change Order.

  C. Owner shall respond to Contractor’s request for a Change Order within thirty (30) Days of receipt, stating (i) whether Owner agrees that Contractor is entitled to a Change Order and (ii) the extent, if any, to which Owner agrees with Contractor’s statement regarding the effect of the proposed Change Order on the Changed Criteria, including any adjustment to the Contract Price and the estimated costs for each item making up the adjustment to the Contract Price. If Owner agrees that a Change Order is necessary and agrees with Contractor’s statement regarding the effect of the proposed Change Order on the Changed Criteria, including mutual agreement on the costs, then Owner shall issue such Change Order, which shall be in the form of Schedule D-1, and such Change Order shall become binding on the Parties as part of this Agreement upon execution thereof by the Parties. Owner shall be entitled to decline a Change Order with respect to any request by Contractor for a Change Order if the Change Order request, when submitted, is not adequately documented and supported by Contractor as required under this Agreement.

  D. If the Parties agree that Contractor is entitled to a Change Order but cannot agree on the effect of the proposed Change Order on the Changed Criteria within thirty (30) Days of Owner’s receipt of Contractor’s written notice and proposed Change Order and all other required information, or if Owner desires that the proposed changed Work set forth in the proposed Change Order commence immediately, the rights, obligations and procedures set forth in Section 6.1C are applicable.

  E. If the Parties cannot agree upon whether Contractor is entitled to a Change Order within thirty (30) Business Days of Owner’s receipt of Contractor’s written notice and proposed Change Order, then the Dispute shall be resolved as provided in Article 18. Pending resolution of the Dispute, Contractor shall continue to perform the Work required under this Agreement, and Owner shall continue to pay Contractor in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, any Change Orders and any previously agreed or unilateral Change Orders.

  6.3 Contract Price Adjustment; Contractor Documentation. If a Change Order is executed on a time and material basis pursuant to Section 6.1C or 6.2D, then the Contract Price shall be adjusted as set forth in Schedule D-4. Contractor shall use reasonable efforts to minimize such costs (consistent with the requirements of this Agreement).

  6.4 Change Orders Act as Accord and Satisfaction. Unless otherwise expressly stated in the Change Order, Change Orders agreed pursuant to Section 6.1B or 6.2C by the Parties shall constitute a full and final settlement and accord and satisfaction of all effects of the change reflected in the subject Change Order and shall be deemed to compensate Contractor fully for such change. Accordingly, unless otherwise expressly stated in such Change Order, Contractor expressly waives and releases any and all right to make a claim or demand or to take any action or proceeding against Owner for any consequences arising out of, relating to or resulting from such change reflected in the subject Change Order. If Contractor expressly reserves its right in a Change Order to maintain a claim arising out of the change in the Change Order, then Contractor shall provide Owner with notice every ninety (90) Days setting forth the then known impact of the reserved claim in the Change Order.

  6.5 Timing Requirements for Notifications and Change Order Requests by Contractor.

  Should Contractor desire to seek an adjustment to the Contract Price, the Project Schedule, the Payment Schedule, any of the Minimum Acceptance Criteria or Performance Guarantee or any other modification to any other obligation of Contractor under this Agreement for any circumstance that Contractor has reason to believe may give rise to a right to request the issuance of a Change Order, Contractor shall, with respect to each such circumstance:

  A. notify Owner in writing of the existence of such circumstance within twenty (20) Days of the date that Contractor knew of the first occurrence or beginning of such circumstance; provided, however, if such circumstance is an emergency, notice shall be given as soon as reasonably practicable. In such notice, Contractor shall state in detail all known and presumed facts upon which its claim is based, including the character, duration and extent of such circumstance, the date Contractor first knew of such circumstance, any activities impacted by such circumstance, a good faith estimate of the cost (which such costs shall be adequately documented and supported by Contractor) and time consequences of such circumstance (including showing a good faith estimate of the impact of such circumstance, if any, on the critical path of the CPM Schedule) and any other details or information that are expressly required under this Agreement. Contractor shall only be required to comply with the notice requirements of this Section 6.5A once for continuing circumstances, provided that the notice expressly states that the circumstance is continuing and includes Contractor’s best estimate of the time and cost consequences of such circumstance; and

  B. submit to Owner a request for a Change Order as soon as reasonably practicable after giving Owner written notice but in no event later than forty-five (45) Days after the completion of each such circumstance, together with a written statement with all information currently available (i) detailing why Contractor believes that a Change Order should be issued, plus all documentation reasonably requested by Owner, including information and details expressly required under this Agreement (including the information required by Schedule D-4, applicable detailed estimates and cost records and a graphic demonstration using the CPM Schedule and Monthly Progress Reports showing Contractor’s entitlement to a time extension to the Project Schedule pursuant to the terms of this Agreement); and (ii) setting forth the effect, if any, which such proposed Change Order has or would have for the Work on any of the Changed Criteria. Contractor shall promptly supplement its request for Change Order with additional information as such additional information (if any) becomes available.

  If Contractor fails to provide the notice as required under this Section 6.5, and if Owner demonstrates that it has been prejudiced on account of such failure to provide notice, then, to the extent that Owner is so prejudiced, Contractor waives its right for, and releases Owner from and against any claims for, adjustments in the Contract Price, the Project Schedule, Payment Schedule, any Work, any of the Minimum Acceptance Criteria or Performance Guarantee or any other modification to any other obligation of Contractor under this Agreement. Oral notice, shortness of time, or Owner’s actual knowledge of a particular circumstance shall not waive, satisfy, discharge or otherwise excuse Contractor’s strict compliance with this Section 6.5. Contractor shall have the burden of proof with respect to any claim made by it.

  6.6 Evidence of Funds. With the exception of any Contract Price adjustment contemplated under Attachment EE, Contractor shall not be obligated to proceed with any Change Order that, alone or in conjunction with other Change Orders, would result in an increase in the Contract Price, as of the Contract Date, in excess of Fifty Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$50,000,000) and thereafter would result in an increase in the Contract Price in excess of additional Five Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$5,000,000) increments, unless Owner furnishes, to Contractor’s reasonable satisfaction, documentation which demonstrates either that Owner has (i) sufficient funds to pay for such Change Order, or (ii) obtained financing from one or more Lenders in sufficient funds to pay for such Change Order.

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