美国液化天然气装置工程总承包合同(英文版 第五部分)

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  11.2 Notice and Requirements for Substantial Completion. Contractor shall give Owner not less than ninety (90) Days’ prior written notice of its intention to commence the Performance Tests, and, on the sixtieth (60th) Day and thirtieth (30th) Day immediately prior to Contractor’s intention to commence such testing activities, Contractor shall provide written notices to Owner. The Parties shall, no later than twenty-four (24) months after Owner’s issuance of the Notice to Proceed, mutually agree upon final test procedures for the conduct of the Performance Tests as specified in and consistent with Attachment S (these test procedures and the test parameters specified in Attachment S hereinafter referred to as “Performance Test Procedures”). Contractor shall provide all labor, equipment, supplies, and all other items necessary for the conduct of the Performance Tests; provided, however, that Owner shall provide operating personnel for supervision by Contractor in accordance with Section 4.4 and the Commissioning Feed Gas in accordance with Section 11.1B. Contractor shall analyze the data obtained during all Performance Tests, and ensure that such data reflects the performance standards required hereunder. A complete copy of all raw performance data and a detailed listing of all testing instrumentation utilized shall be provided to Owner at the completion of testing. Upon achieving all requirements under this Agreement for Substantial Completion of a Subproject, Contractor shall certify to Owner in the form of Attachment M (“Substantial Completion Certificate”) that all of the requirements under this Agreement for Substantial Completion of such Subproject have occurred and shall provide with such Substantial Completion Certificate a Performance Test report and analysis to Owner. At a minimum, the Performance Test report shall include (i) the raw data, (ii) the instrumentation utilized for the Performance Tests, (iii) the procedures utilized during the Performance Tests, (iv) calculations and information, and a full explanation concerning same, for adjustments to the Guarantee Conditions, as and to the extent specified in the Performance Test Procedures, and (v) any other reasonable supporting information used to demonstrate that the Work has met the Minimum Acceptance Criteria or Performance Guarantee, as the case may be. The Substantial Completion Certificate shall be accompanied by all other supporting documentation as may be reasonably required to establish that the requirements for Substantial Completion of the Subproject have been met.

  11.3 Owner Acceptance of RFSU and Substantial Completion.

  A. Owner Acceptance of RFSU. Owner shall notify Contractor whether it accepts or rejects the RFSU Completion Certificate within seventy-two (72) hours following Owner’s receipt thereof. All Work shall continue during pendency of Owner’s review. Acceptance of RFSU (which such acceptance shall not be unreasonably withheld) shall be evidenced by Owner’s signature on such RFSU Completion Certificate. The date of RFSU shall be based upon, and the date of Owner’s acceptance of RFSU shall be deemed to have occurred on, the date listed on the RFSU Completion Certificate; provided that all requirements under this Agreement for RFSU were achieved on such date listed on the RFSU Completion Certificate except for the payment of any and all Liquidated Damages due and owing to Owner and provided further that the payment to Owner of such Liquidated Damages shall have been made within the time and in accordance with Section 20.3C in order for RFSU to have occurred on the date listed in the RFSU Completion Certificate. If Owner does not agree that RFSU has occurred, then Owner shall state the basis for its rejection in reasonable detail in such notice. If the Parties do not mutually agree on when and if RFSU has occurred, the Parties shall thereupon promptly and in good faith confer and make all reasonable efforts to resolve such issue. In the event such issue is not resolved within forty-eight (48) hours of the delivery by Owner of its notice to Contractor, the Parties shall resolve such dispute in accordance with Section 18.1A. Owner’s acceptance of RFSU shall not relieve Contractor of any of its obligations to perform the Work in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement. As used in this Section 11.3A, “unreasonably withheld” means that Owner fails to accept the RFSU Completion Certificate even if all of the requirements under this Agreement for the achievement of RFSU of a Subproject have been achieved. For the avoidance of doubt, “unreasonably withheld,” as used in this Section 11.3A, means that Owner cannot fail to accept the RFSU Completion Certificate if all the requirements under this Agreement for the achievement of RFSU have been achieved.

  B. Owner Acceptance of Substantial Completion. Owner shall notify Contractor whether it accepts or rejects a Substantial Completion Certificate within ten (10) Days following Owner’s receipt thereof. All Work shall continue during pendency of Owner’s review. Acceptance of such Substantial Completion (which such acceptance shall not be unreasonably withheld) shall be evidenced by Owner’s signature on such Substantial Completion Certificate. The date of Substantial Completion of a Subproject shall be based upon, and the date of Owner’s acceptance of Substantial Completion of a Subproject shall be deemed to have occurred on, the date listed on the applicable Substantial Completion Certificate, provided that all requirements under this Agreement for Substantial Completion of such Subproject were achieved on such date listed on the Substantial Completion Certificate except for the payment of any and all Liquidated Damages due and owing to Owner and provided further that the payment to Owner of such Liquidated Damages shall have been made within the time and in accordance with Section 20.3C in order for Substantial Completion of such Subproject to have occurred on the date listed in the applicable Substantial Completion Certificate. If Owner does not agree that Substantial Completion of a Subproject has occurred, then Owner shall state the basis for its rejection in reasonable detail in such notice. If the Parties do not mutually agree on when and if Substantial Completion of a Subproject has occurred, the Parties shall thereupon promptly and in good faith confer and make all reasonable efforts to resolve such issue. In the event such issue is not resolved within ten (10) Days of the delivery by

  Owner of its notice to Contractor, the Parties shall resolve such dispute in accordance with Section 18.1A. Owner’s acceptance of Substantial Completion of a Subproject shall not relieve Contractor of any of its obligations to perform the Work in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section, Owner shall not be required to accept a Substantial Completion Certificate if the requirements under this Agreement for the achievement of Substantial Completion of a Subproject have not been achieved. As used in this Section 11.3B, “unreasonably withheld” means that Owner fails to accept a Substantial Completion Certificate even if all of the requirements under this Agreement for the achievement of Substantial Completion of a Subproject have been achieved. For the avoidance of doubt, “unreasonably withheld,” as used in this Section 11.3B, means that Owner cannot fail to accept the applicable Substantial Completion Certificate if all the requirements under this Agreement for the achievement of Substantial Completion of a Subproject have been achieved.

  11.4 Minimum Acceptance Criteria and Performance Liquidated Damages.

  A. Minimum Acceptance Criteria Achieved. In the event that a Subproject fails to achieve the Performance Guarantee by the applicable Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date, as evidenced by the Performance Test results, but meets the Minimum Acceptance Criteria and all other requirements for Substantial Completion of such Subproject, then Contractor shall have the right, upon written notice to Owner, to elect one of the following options; provided, however, if the Performance Tests results evidence that the LNG Production Rate does not exceed ninety eight percent (98%) of the Performance Guarantee, then Owner shall have the right, upon written notice, to elect and direct Contractor, within thirty (30) Days after receipt of a notice from Contractor specifying the Performance Test results and requesting Owner’s election, to proceed with one of the following options:

  (i) Contractor shall transfer care, custody and control of the applicable Subproject to Owner. Upon such transfer and satisfaction of all other requirements of Substantial Completion, Substantial Completion of such Subproject shall be achieved, and Owner shall sign the applicable Substantial Completion Certificate submitted by Contractor. Contractor shall only be responsible for the payment of applicable Delay Liquidated Damages owing up to the date of Substantial Completion of such Subproject, which shall be paid in accordance with Section 20.3C. Contractor shall pay, as a condition of Substantial Completion, Performance Liquidated Damages to Owner in accordance with Section 20.3C based on the results of the last Performance Test conducted by Contractor prior to issuance of a notice of election by Owner or Contractor pursuant to this Section 11.4; or

  (ii) Contractor shall transfer care, custody and control of the applicable Subproject to Owner and take corrective actions to achieve such Performance Guarantee. Upon such transfer and satisfaction of all other requirements of Substantial Completion, Substantial Completion of such Subproject shall be achieved, and Owner shall sign the applicable Substantial Completion Certificate submitted by Contractor. Contractor shall only be responsible for the payment of applicable Delay Liquidated Damages owing up to the date of Substantial Completion of such Subproject, which shall be paid in accordance with Section 20.3C. The correction actions required to be performed by Contractor shall be performed in accordance with Owner’s operation and maintenance schedule so as to not interfere with operation of such Subproject and subject to any security or safety requirements. For the period of time that Contractor is taking corrective action to achieve the Performance Guarantee(s) pursuant to this Section 11.4A(ii), Owner shall provide safe, reasonable access to Contractor for performance of such corrective actions, but at all times performing such Work so as not to interfere with the operation of such Subproject. Prior to the election of the option under this Section 11.4A(ii), Contractor shall deliver to Owner a detailed corrective action plan and schedule to achieve the Performance Guarantee. If the Subproject has not achieved the Performance Guarantee within one hundred and eighty (180) Days after the Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date (or such later date as may be mutually agreed in writing), then Contractor shall cease taking corrective actions to achieve the Performance Guarantee, and in that event, Contractor shall pay to Owner the applicable Performance Liquidated Damages for such Performance Guarantee in accordance with Section 20.3C based on the results of the last Performance Test conducted by Contractor. On the other hand, if such Performance Guarantee is achieved within the prescribed period, Contractor shall owe no Performance Liquidated Damages for such Subproject. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the Owner directed Contractor or Contractor elected to proceed with the option under this Section 11.4A(ii) and Contractor achieves an LNG Production Rate that exceeds ninety eight percent (98%) of the Performance Guarantee, Contractor shall have the right to cease taking corrective actions to achieve the Performance Guarantee, and Contractor shall pay to Owner the applicable Performance Liquidated Damages for such Performance Guarantee in accordance with Section 20.3C based on the results of the last Performance Test conducted by Contractor.

  B. Minimum Acceptance Criteria Not Achieved. In the event that a Subproject fails to achieve the Minimum Acceptance Criteria, as evidenced by the Performance Test results, by the applicable Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date, as such date may be extended by Change Order as provided herein, then (i) Substantial Completion of such Subproject shall not occur and (ii) the provisions of Section 13.1 shall apply. In addition to the foregoing, Contractor shall attempt for a period of ten (10) months after the applicable Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date (“Minimum Acceptance Criteria Correction Period”) to correct the Work to enable the Subproject to achieve the Minimum Acceptance Criteria and otherwise achieve Substantial Completion of such Subproject. If the Subproject has not achieved the Minimum Acceptance Criteria and Substantial Completion upon the termination of the Minimum Acceptance Criteria Correction Period, then Owner shall have, in its sole discretion, the option of either (a) granting Contractor up to an additional ten (10) month Minimum Acceptance Criteria Correction Period under the same terms and conditions as the first, including the application of Section 13.1 (subject to Section 20.2A); or (b) declaring Contractor Default pursuant to Article 16, in which case Owner shall be entitled to immediately (and without any cure period allowed) terminate Contractor’s performance of the Work in accordance with Section 16.1A, and Owner shall have all of the rights under Section 16.1, including all Delay Liquidated Damages owed but subject to Section 20.2A, provided that Owner shall not be entitled to any Performance Liquidated Damages for a termination under this Section 11.4B with respect to the Subproject that did not achieve the Minimum Acceptance Criteria. If, on the other hand, the Subproject has achieved the Minimum Acceptance Criteria and Substantial Completion during the Minimum Acceptance Criteria Correction Period (or during the second ten (10) month period, should Owner elect that option), then Contractor shall be liable to Owner for applicable Delay Liquidated Damages up to the date of Substantial Completion of the applicable Subproject (subject to Section 20.2A) and all Performance Liquidated Damages owed (subject to Section 20.2B).

  11.5 Punchlist. Upon completion of the Performance Tests and prior to Substantial Completion of a Subproject, Owner and Contractor shall inspect the Subproject, and Contractor shall prepare a proposed Punchlist of items identified as needing to be completed or corrected as a result of such inspection. Contractor shall promptly provide the proposed Punchlist to Owner for its review, together with an estimate of the time and cost necessary to complete or correct each Punchlist item. Contractor shall add to the proposed Punchlist any Punchlist items that are identified by Owner within ten (10) Days after Owner’s receipt of the proposed Punchlist from Contractor, and Contractor shall immediately initiate measures to complete or correct, as appropriate, any item on Contractor’s proposed Punchlist (including those items identified by Owner during Owner’s review) that are not of a Punchlist nature. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, Contractor and Owner are not required as a condition of Substantial Completion of a Subproject to agree upon and identify every Punchlist item and include it on the Punchlist, but Contractor is required to complete as a condition of Substantial Completion of such Subproject that does not meet the definition of Punchlist as provided in Section 1.1. In the event of a dispute regarding whether a specific item of Work meets the definition of Punchlist under Section 1.1, the Parties shall resolve such dispute in accordance with Section 18.1A. Owner shall provide Contractor with access to the Work after Substantial Completion of a Subproject sufficient to enable Contractor to complete all Punchlist items, so long as such access does not unreasonably interfere with operation of a Subproject after Substantial Completion of the Subproject or the Existing Facility and subject to any reasonable security or safety requirements of Owner. Upon Contractor’s completion or correction of any items necessary to achieve Substantial Completion of a Subproject, as modified by any Owner additions, such Punchlist shall govern Contractor’s performance of the Punchlist items up to Final Completion. All Work on the Punchlist shall be completed by the date required for Final Completion, as specified in Section 5.3C, or Owner may, in addition to any other rights that it may have under this Agreement, complete such Punchlist Work at the expense of Contractor. In the event Owner elects to complete such Punchlist Work, Contractor shall pay Owner, within ten (10) Days after receipt of written notice from Owner, all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by Owner in performing such Punchlist Work, or, at Owner’s sole discretion, Owner may withhold or offset amounts owed to Contractor or collect on the Letter of Credit in accordance with Section 7.8 in the amount of such costs and expenses. Any Defective Work identified after agreement between the Parties of the Punchlist shall be corrected by Contractor as a Warranty item under Article 12.

  11.6 Notice and Requirements for Final Completion. Final Completion shall be achieved when all requirements for Final Completion set forth in the definition of Final Completion under Section 1.1 have been satisfied. Upon Final Completion, Contractor shall certify to Owner in the form of Attachment N (“Final Completion Certificate”) that all of such requirements have occurred. Owner shall notify Contractor whether it accepts or rejects the Final Completion Certificate within ten (10) Days following Owner’s receipt thereof. Acceptance of Final Completion (which such acceptance shall not be unreasonably withheld) shall be evidenced by Owner’s signature on such certificate, which shall be forwarded to Contractor with such notice. The date of Final Completion shall be based upon, and the date of Owner’s acceptance of Final Completion shall be deemed to have occurred on, the date listed on the Final Completion Certificate; provided that all requirements under this Agreement for Final Completion were achieved on such date listed on the Final Completion Certificate. If Owner does not agree that Final Completion has occurred, then Owner shall state the basis for its rejection in such notice. If the Parties do not mutually agree on when and if Final Completion has occurred, the Parties shall thereupon promptly and in good faith confer and make all reasonable efforts to resolve such issue. In the event such issue is not resolved within ten (10) Days of the delivery by Owner of its notice, the Parties shall resolve such dispute in accordance with Section 18.1A. Owner’s acceptance of Final Completion shall not relieve Contractor of any of its remaining obligations in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section, Owner shall not be required to accept the Final Completion Certificate if the requirements under this Agreement for the achievement of Final Completion have not been achieved. As used in this Section 11.6, “unreasonably withheld” means that Owner fails to accept the Final Completion Certificate even if all of the requirements under this Agreement for the achievement of Final Completion have been achieved. For the avoidance of doubt, “unreasonably withheld,” as used in this Section 11.6, means that Owner cannot fail to accept the Final Completion Certificate if all the requirements under this Agreement for the achievement of Final Completion have been achieved.

  11.7 Operations Activities.

  A. Operation by Contractor. Prior to Substantial Completion of a Subproject and after RFSU of such Subproject, to the extent Contractor has care, custody and control of the Liquefaction Facility, Contractor shall, to the extent reasonably possible, operate the Liquefaction Facility in accordance with Owner’s reasonable instructions and all Permits (“Operations Activity” or collectively “Operations Activities”). Contractor shall not have the obligation to follow Owner’s instructions for any Operations Activity if such Operations Activity in Contractor’s reasonable opinion has more than a minimal impact on Contractor’s cost of performance of the Work or Contractor’s ability to perform the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule or Contractor’s ability to perform any other obligation under this Agreement, the intent of this Section 11.7A being that Contractor’s performance of the Work shall have priority over the operation of the Liquefaction Facility; provided, however, notwithstanding the foregoing, Owner shall be entitled to direct Contractor to stop, or cause to be stopped, all or any portion of the Work if the continuance of such Work would, in Owner’s reasonable opinion, be unsafe or cause damage to the Project or the Liquefaction Facility. Within twelve (12) hours of receipt of Owner’s instructions regarding such Operations Activity, Contractor shall provide notice to Owner informing Owner whether it can comply with Owner’s instructions and the reason if it cannot so comply. Contractor’s performance of the Operations Activities shall not in any way release Contractor or any surety of Contractor from any obligations or liabilities pursuant to this Agreement.

  B. Operation by Owner. Upon Owner’s election to take care, custody and control of a Subproject in accordance with Section 11.4, Owner has the right to operate such Subproject. Owner shall bear the risk of physical loss and damage to the Work and the Project as provided in Article 8.

  ARTICLE 12

  WARRANTY AND CORRECTION OF WORK

  12.1 Warranty.

  A. General. The warranties set forth in this Article 12 (collectively, the “Warranty” or “Warranties”) are in addition to any of the Minimum Acceptance Criteria or the Performance Guarantee set forth in this Agreement. Any Work, or component thereof, that is not in conformity with any Warranty is defective (“Defective”) and contains a defect (“Defect”).

  B. Warranty of Work. Contractor hereby warrants that:

  1. the Equipment, and each component thereof, shall be new (unless otherwise specified in this Agreement) and of good quality;

  2. the Work (including the Equipment) shall be in accordance with all of the requirements of this Agreement, including in accordance with GECP, Applicable Law and Applicable Codes and Standards; and

  3. the Work (including the Equipment) shall be free from encumbrances to title, as set forth in greater detail in Section 8.1.

  C. Documentation Warranty. Contractor warrants that the written instructions regarding the use of Equipment, including those instructions in operation and maintenance manuals, shall conform to this Agreement and GECP as of the time such instructions are prepared. If any non-conformance with the Warranty specified in this Section 12.1C occurs or is discovered at any time prior to or during the applicable Defect Correction Period, Contractor shall, at its sole expense, furnish Owner with corrected instructions.

  D. Assignment and Enforcement of Subcontractor Warranties. Contractor shall be fully responsible and liable to Owner for its Warranty and Corrective Work obligations and liability under this Agreement for all Work. All such warranties shall run to the benefit of Contractor but shall permit Contractor, prior to assignment to Owner, the right (upon mutual agreement of the Parties), to authorize Owner to deal with Subcontractor on Contractor’s behalf. Such warranties, with duly executed instruments assigning the warranties shall be delivered to Owner concurrent with the end of the applicable Defect Correction Period. This Section 12.1D shall not in any way be construed to limit Contractor’s liability under this Agreement for the entire Work or its obligation to enforce Subcontractor warranties.

  E. Exceptions to Warranty. The Warranty excludes remedy, and Contractor shall have no liability to Owner, for any damage or defect to the extent caused by: (i) improper repairs or alterations, misuse, neglect or accident by Owner; (ii) operation, maintenance or use of the Project, Work or any component thereof in a manner not in compliance with a material requirement of operation and maintenance manuals delivered by Contractor to Owner; (iii) normal wear and tear; (iv) normal corrosion or (v) an event of Force Majeure (but only, with respect to obligations under this Article 12, to the extent such event of Force Majeure occurs after Substantial Completion of the Subproject).

  12.2 Correction of Work Prior to Substantial Completion.

  A. General Rights. All Work shall be subject to inspection by Owner at all reasonable times to determine whether the Work conforms to the requirements of this Agreement. Upon Owner giving reasonable prior notice, Contractor shall furnish Owner with access to all locations where Work is in progress on the Site and at the offices of Contractor and its Major Subcontractors. Owner shall be entitled to provide Contractor with written notice of any Work which Owner believes does not conform to the requirements of this Agreement. After Contractor becomes aware of a Defect in the Work prior to Substantial Completion of the Subproject containing the Defect, Contractor will provide Owner with a general plan that provides for Contractor to investigate and, if necessary, correct (whether by repair, replacement or otherwise) the Defect (having regard to the nature of the Defect, the Project Schedule, safety, insurance and any adverse impact on the operation of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1), which plan may need to be updated based upon the Contractor’s investigation or further development or implementation of the plan. Contractor will carry out and complete the necessary work at its own cost and expense in order to remedy the Defect prior to Substantial Completion of the Subproject containing the Defect, unless: (i) otherwise provided in the plan for earlier correction; or (ii) such Defect materially impacts the operation of the Existing Facility or Subproject 1 after Substantial Completion of Subproject 1, in which case Contractor shall immediately commence to correct the Defect and complete the remedy as expeditiously as possible. The cost of disassembling, dismantling or making safe finished Work for the purpose of inspection, and reassembling such portions (and any delay associated therewith) shall be borne by (i) Contractor, if such Work is found not to conform with the requirements of this Agreement, and (ii) by Owner, if such Work is found to conform with the requirements of this Agreement, and Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order in such event; provided that Contractor complies with the requirements set forth in Sections 6.2 and 6.5.

  B. Witness Points. Contractor shall provide Owner with a list of witness points for all Major Equipment no later than thirty (30) Days’ after execution of the relevant Subcontract and Owner shall notify Contractor which of the witness points it wishes its personnel to witness. Contractor shall provide Owner with at least fifteen (15) Days prior written notice of the actual scheduled date of each of the tests Owner has indicated it wishes to witness. Contractor shall cooperate with Owner if Owner elects to witness any additional tests, and Contractor acknowledges that Owner shall have the right to witness all tests being performed in connection with the Work. Notwithstanding Owner’s rights to witness tests, Owner shall not interrupt or interfere with any test or require changes while witnessing such tests; provided however, if Owner observes testing that, in Owner’s reasonable opinion, raises a safety concern or could cause damage to Major Equipment, then Owner has the right (but not the obligation) to notify Contractor and Contractor shall promptly respond after such notification to rectify any issues.

  C. No Obligation to Inspect. Owner’s right to conduct inspections under Sections 12.2A and 12.2B shall not obligate Owner to do so. Neither the exercise of Owner of any such right, nor any failure on the part of Owner to discover or reject Defective Work shall be construed to imply an acceptance of such Defective Work or a waiver of such Defect. In addition, Owner’s acceptance of any Work which is later determined to be Defective shall not in any way relieve Contractor from its obligations under this Article 12.

  12.3 Correction of Work After Substantial Completion. If, during the applicable Defect Correction Period, any Work or component thereof is found to be Defective, and Owner provides written notice to Contractor within such Defect Correction Period regarding such Defect, Contractor shall, at its sole cost and expense, promptly correct (whether by repair, replacement or otherwise) such Defective Work, including all obligations in connection with such correction, such as in and out costs, storage, labor, Taxes, transportation and expediting costs and any other costs necessary to fully correct the Work (such correction of the Defective Work is hereby defined as the “Corrective Work”). Any such notice from Owner shall state with reasonable specificity the date of occurrence or observation of the alleged Defect and the reasons supporting Owner’s belief that Contractor is responsible for performing Corrective Work. Owner shall provide Contractor with access to the Liquefaction Facility and/or the Existing Facility sufficient to perform its Corrective Work, so long as such access does not unreasonably interfere with operation of the Liquefaction Facility or the Existing Facility and subject to any reasonable security or safety requirements of Owner. In the event Contractor utilizes spare parts owned by Owner in the course of performing the Corrective Work, Contractor shall supply Owner free of charge with new spare parts equivalent in quality and quantity to all such spare parts used by Contractor as soon as possible following the utilization of such spare parts.

  A. Owner Right to Perform Corrective Work. If Contractor fails to commence the Corrective Work during the Defect Correction Period within a reasonable period of time not to exceed ten (10) Business Days, or does not complete such Corrective Work promptly (and provided that Owner provides Contractor access to the Liquefaction Facility and/or the Existing Facility in accordance with this Section 12.3), then Owner, as its sole and exclusive remedy for the Defect (except for its right to enforce the indemnification, defense and hold harmless obligations of Contractor pursuant to Sections 17.1A, 17.1F,

  17.1G and 17.2), upon providing prior written notice to Contractor, may perform such Corrective Work, and Contractor shall be liable to Owner for the reasonable costs incurred by Owner in connection with performing such Corrective Work, and shall pay Owner, within ten (10) Days after receipt of written notice from Owner, an amount equal to such costs (or, at Owner’s sole discretion, Owner may withhold or offset amounts owed to Contractor or collect on the Letter of Credit in accordance with Section 7.8 in the amount of such costs and expenses); provided, however, if Defective Work discovered during the Defect Correction Period presents an imminent threat to the safety or health of any Person and Owner knows of such Defective Work, Owner may perform such Corrective Work in order to correct such Defective Work without giving prior written notice to Contractor. In such event, Contractor shall be liable to Owner for the reasonable costs incurred by Owner in connection with performing such Corrective Work, and shall pay Owner, after receipt of written notice from Owner, an amount equal to such costs (or, at Owner’s sole discretion, Owner may withhold or offset amounts owed to Contractor or collect on the Letter of Credit in accordance with Section 7.8 in the amount of such costs). To the extent any Corrective Work is performed by or on behalf of Owner, Contractor’s obligations with respect to such Defective Work that is corrected by on or behalf of Owner shall be relieved, with the exception of Contractor’s obligation to pay Owner the reasonable costs incurred by Owner in connection with performing such Corrective Work.

  B. Extended Defect Correction Period for Corrective Work. With respect to any Corrective Work performed by Contractor, the Defect Correction Period for such Corrective Work shall be extended for an additional one (1) year from the date of the completion of such Corrective Work; provided, however, in no event shall the Defect Correction Period for any Work (including Corrective Work) be less than the original Defect Correction Period or extend beyond thirty-six (36) Months after Contractor’s achievement of Substantial Completion for such Subproject.

  C. Standards for Corrective Work. All Corrective Work shall be performed subject to the same terms and conditions under this Agreement as the original Work is required to be performed. In connection with the Corrective Work, any change to Equipment that would alter the requirements of this Agreement may be made only with prior written approval of Owner in accordance with Section 3.29.

  D. Expiration of Defect Correction Period. Contractor shall not be liable to Owner for any Defective Work discovered after the expiration of the applicable Defect Correction Period (as may be extended pursuant to Section 12.3B), except for any liability of Contractor pursuant to its indemnification, defense and hold harmless obligations under this Agreement.

  12.4 Assignability of Warranties. The Warranties made in this Agreement shall be for the benefit of Owner and its successors and permitted assigns and the respective successors and permitted assigns of any of them, and are fully transferable and assignable.

  12.5 Waiver of Implied Warranties. The express warranties set forth in this Agreement (including Warranties) are exclusive and the Parties hereby disclaim, and Owner hereby waives any and all warranties implied under Applicable Law (including the governing law specified in Section 21.9), including the implied warranty of merchantability and implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.

  ARTICLE 13 DELAY LIQUIDATED DAMAGES AND SCHEDULE BONUS

  13.1 Delay Liquidated Damages. If Substantial Completion of an applicable Subproject occurs after the applicable Guaranteed Substantial Completion Date, Contractor shall pay to Owner the amounts listed in Attachment T per Day for each Day, or portion thereof, of delay until Substantial Completion of such Subproject occurs (the “Delay Liquidated Damages”).

  13.2 Schedule Bonus.

  A. If Substantial Completion of Subproject 1 occurs before the date falling *** (***) Days after issuance of NTP (“Schedule Bonus Date for SP1”), Owner shall pay Contractor a bonus in the amount of ***(U.S.$***) per MMBtu of the LNG that is both (i) produced by Subproject 1 between the period of first production of LNG from Subproject 1 and the Schedule Bonus Date for SP1 and (ii) sold by Owner to one of its customers prior to the Schedule Bonus Date for SP1 (“Schedule Bonus for SP1”).

  B. If Substantial Completion of Subproject 2 occurs before the date falling *** (***) Days after issuance of NTP (“Schedule Bonus Date for SP2”), Owner shall pay Contractor a bonus in the amount of *** (U.S.$***) per MMBtu of the LNG that is both (i) produced by Subproject 2 between the period of first production of LNG from Subproject 2 and the Schedule Bonus Date for SP2 and (ii) sold by Owner to one of its customers prior to the Schedule Bonus Date for SP1 (“Schedule Bonus for SP2”). “Schedule Bonus Date” means each of the Schedule Bonus Date for SP1 and the Schedule Bonus Date for SP2. “Schedule Bonus” means each of the Schedule Bonus for SP1 and the Schedule Bonus for SP2.

  C. For avoidance of doubt, Contractor shall not be entitled to a Schedule Bonus for any LNG that boils-off or is vaporized and sold into the U.S. market as Natural Gas. The Schedule Bonus Date for SP1 and Schedule Bonus Date for SP2 shall be subject to adjustment solely at the discretion of the Chairman of Cheniere and any such adjustment shall be implemented by Change Order. Contractor acknowledges that this Section 13.2 does not impose any obligation whatsoever on Owner to sell any LNG to any customers.

  ARTICLE 14 CONTRACTOR’S REPRESENTATIONS

  Contractor represents and warrants as of the Contract Date that:

  14.1 Corporate Standing. It is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of Delaware, is authorized and qualified to do business in all jurisdictions in which the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification necessary and where failure so to qualify would have a material adverse effect on its financial condition, operations, prospects, taxes or business.

  14.2 No Violation of Law; Litigation. It is not in violation of any Applicable Law or judgment entered by any Governmental Instrumentality, which violations, individually or in the aggregate, would affect its performance of any obligations under this Agreement. There are no legal or arbitration proceedings or any proceeding by or before any Governmental Instrumentality, now pending or (to the best knowledge of Contractor) threatened against Contractor that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, operations, prospects or business, as a whole, of Contractor, or its ability to perform under this Agreement.

  14.3 Licenses. It is the holder of all licenses required to permit it to operate or conduct its business in Louisiana now and as contemplated by this Agreement.

  14.4 No Breach. Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement, nor the consummation of the transactions herein contemplated or compliance with the terms and provisions hereof will conflict with or result in a breach of, or require any consent under, the charter or by-laws of Contractor, or any Applicable Law or regulation, or any order, writ, injunction or decree of any court, or any agreement or instrument to which Contractor is a party or by which it is bound or to which it or any of its property or assets is subject, or constitute a default under any such agreement or instrument.

  14.5 Corporate Action. It has all necessary power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement; the execution, delivery and performance by Contractor of this Agreement has been duly authorized by all necessary action on its part; and this Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by Contractor and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of Contractor enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as the enforceability thereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or moratorium or other similar laws relating to the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally.

  14.6 Financial Solvency. It is financially solvent, able to pay all debts as they mature and possesses sufficient working capital to complete the Work and perform its obligations hereunder.

  ARTICLE 15 OWNER’S REPRESENTATIONS

  Owner represents and warrants as of the Contract Date that:

  15.1 Standing. It is a limited liability company duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of Delaware, is qualified to do business in all jurisdictions in which the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification necessary and where failure so to qualify would have a material adverse effect on its financial condition, operations, prospects or business.

  15.2 No Violation of Law; Litigation. It is not in violation of any Applicable Law, or judgment entered by any Governmental Instrumentality, which violations, individually or in the aggregate, would affect its performance of any obligations under this Agreement. There are no legal or arbitration proceedings or any proceeding by or before any Governmental Instrumentality, now pending or (to the best knowledge of Owner) threatened against Owner that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, operations, prospects or business, as a whole, of Owner, or its ability to perform under this Agreement.

  15.3 Licenses. It is the holder of or will take the necessary action to obtain all Owner Permits under Attachment Q.

  15.4 No Breach. Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement, nor the consummation of the transactions herein contemplated or compliance with the terms and provisions hereof and thereof will conflict with or result in a breach of, or require any consent under, the constituent documents of Owner, any Applicable Law, any order, writ, injunction or decree of any court, or any agreement or instrument to which Owner is a party or by which it is bound or to which it or any of its property or assets is subject, or constitute a default under any such agreement or instrument.

  15.5 Corporate Action. It has all necessary power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement; the execution, delivery and performance by Owner of this Agreement has been duly authorized by all necessary action on its part; and this Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by Owner and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of Owner enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as the enforceability thereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or moratorium or other similar laws relating to the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally.

  15.6 Financial Solvency. Owner intends to obtain financing from one or more Lenders to enable it to fulfill its payment obligations under this Agreement.

  ARTICLE 16 DEFAULT, TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION

  16.1 Default by Contractor.

  A. Owner Rights Upon Contractor Default. If Contractor shall at any time: (i) fail to commence the Work in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement; (ii) abandon the Work; (iii) repudiate or fail to materially comply with any of its material obligations under this Agreement; (iv) be in Default pursuant to Section 21.7; (v) fail to maintain insurance required under this Agreement; (vi) materially disregard Applicable Law or Applicable Standards and Codes; or (vii) itself or the Guarantor experience an Insolvency Event (each of the foregoing being a “Default”) then, Owner has the right (without prejudice to any other rights under the Agreement) to provide written notice to Contractor specifying the nature of the Default and demanding that such Default be cured. If: (a) with respect to any clause above (with the exception of clause (vii), which shall have no cure period in the event of a Contractor Insolvency Event, and with respect to an Insolvency Event for Guarantor, shall have the cure period specified below) (1) Contractor fails to cure such Default within thirty (30) Days after receipt of such notice or, (2) if the Default cannot be cured within such thirty (30) Day period through the diligent exercise of all commercially practicable efforts, Contractor fails to diligently exercise all commercially practicable efforts to cure such condition or fails to cure such condition within ninety (90) Days after receipt of such notice to cure such Default; or (b) Contractor experiences an Insolvency Event, Owner, in the event of (a) or (b), at its sole option and, without prejudice to any other rights that it has under this Agreement and, upon notice to Contractor, may (y) take such steps as are reasonably necessary to overcome the Default condition, in which case Contractor shall be liable to Owner for any and all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by Owner in connection therewith, or (z) terminate for Default Contractor’s performance of all of the Work. If Guarantor experiences an Insolvency Event, Contractor shall within thirty (30) Days after receipt of Owner’s notice provide either (A) a replacement Parent Guarantee by an Affiliate of Contractor, which such form Parent Guarantee shall be in the same form as set forth in Attachment FF and the Affiliate of Contractor being subject to the approval of Owner and Owner’s Lender(s), or (B) security in the form of a surety bond, letter of credit or bank guarantee in a form and amount reasonably required by Lender(s) and Owner, taking into consideration the status of the Project at the time of the Insolvency Event and providing sufficient protection to complete the Work and satisfy all liabilities and obligations of Contractor under this Agreement.

  B. Additional Rights of Owner Upon Termination. In the event that Owner terminates this Agreement for Default in accordance with Section 16.1A, then Owner may, at its sole option, (i) enter onto the Site and, for the purpose of completing the Work, take possession of the Project, Equipment, Construction Equipment, Work Product (subject to Section 10.1D), Books and Records and other items thereon owned or rented by Contractor (subject to the relevant Construction Equipment lease or rental agreements), (ii) take assignment of any or all of the Subcontracts, and/or (iii) either itself or through others complete the Work. If the unpaid balance of the Contract Price shall exceed all actual costs and expenses incurred by Owner on account of the termination for Default (including all costs incurred to complete the Work in accordance with the Project Schedule), then such excess shall be paid by Owner to Contractor, but such amount shall not be paid until after Final Completion has been achieved. If such amount incurred by Owner shall exceed the unpaid balance of the Contract Price, then, at Owner’s sole option, Contractor shall pay Owner the difference within ten (10) Days after receipt of written notice from Owner, or, after the expiration of such ten (10) Day period, Owner shall have the right and authority to offset or draw down on the Letter of Credit in the amount of such difference. For the avoidance of doubt, prior to exercising such right to offset or collect on the Letter of Credit, Owner shall not be required to provide the notice as set forth in Section 7.8. Contractor’s liability under this Section 16.1B is in addition to any other liability provided for under this Agreement and Owner shall have the right and authority to set off against and deduct from any such excess due Contractor by Owner any other liability of Contractor to Owner under this Agreement. Owner agrees to act reasonably to mitigate any costs it might incur in connection with any termination for Default. Subject to the limitation of liability set forth in Section 20.1, in addition to the amounts recoverable above in this Section 16.1B, Owner shall be entitled to delay damages under this Section 16.1B which, for this purpose, means (i) Delay Liquidated Damages owed by Contractor to Owner under this Agreement up to the date of termination, and (ii) during the period commencing after termination and ending on the date Substantial Completion of each Subproject is achieved by a substitute contractor, the costs incurred during this period by such substitute contractor to accelerate the work in order to achieve the Guaranteed Substantial Completion Dates (as may have been adjusted by Change Order) contemplated by this Agreement.

  C. Obligations Upon Termination. Upon termination for Default in accordance with Section 16.1A, Contractor shall (i) immediately discontinue Work on the date specified in the notice; (ii) place no further orders for Subcontracts, Equipment, or any other items or services; (iii) inventory, maintain and turn over to Owner all Construction Equipment owned by Contractor and (subject to the relevant Construction Equipment lease or rental agreements) all Construction Equipment rented by Contractor and, in each case, present on the Site prior to Contractor’s receipt of the termination notice or provided by Owner for performance of the terminated Work; (iv) promptly make every reasonable effort to procure assignment or cancellation upon terms satisfactory to Owner of all Subcontracts, including rental agreements; (v) cooperate with Owner in the transfer of Work Product (subject to Section 10.1D), including Drawings and Specifications, Permits and any other items or information and disposition of Work in progress so as to mitigate damages; (vi) comply with other reasonable requests from Owner regarding the terminated Work; (vii) thereafter preserve and protect Work already in progress and to protect Equipment at the Site or in transit thereto, and to comply with any Applicable Law and any Applicable Codes and Standards; and (viii) perform all other obligations under Section 16.1B.

  16.2 Termination for Convenience by Owner. Owner shall have the right to terminate this Agreement for its convenience by providing Contractor with a written notice of termination, to be effective upon receipt by Contractor. Upon termination for convenience, Contractor shall (i) immediately discontinue the Work on the date of the notice; (ii) place no further orders for Subcontracts, Equipment, or any other items or services; (iii) promptly make every reasonable effort to procure cancellation upon terms satisfactory to Owner and Contractor of all Subcontracts, including rental agreements, unless Owner elects to take assignment of any such Subcontracts; (iv) assist Owner in the maintenance, protection, and disposition of Work in progress, including Equipment at the Site or in transit to the Site; (v) cooperate with Owner for the efficient transition of the Work; and (vi) cooperate with Owner in the transfer of Work Product (subject to Section 10.1D), including Drawings and Specifications, Permits and any other items or information and disposition of Work in progress and Owner may, at its sole option, take assignment of any or all of the Subcontracts. Contractor shall be paid the following amounts no later than twenty-five (25) Days after submission of Contractor’s invoice(s) therefor:

  A. the portion of the Contract Price for the Work performed prior to termination, less that portion of the Contract Price previously paid to Contractor;

  B. actual costs reasonably incurred by Contractor on account of such termination (which costs shall be adequately documented and supported by Contractor), including cancellation charges owed by Contractor to Subcontractors (provided that Owner does not take assignment of such Subcontracts) and costs associated with demobilization of Contractor’s and Subcontractors’ personnel and Construction Equipment; and

  C. in respect of loss of profit, Owner shall pay Contractor a lump sum amount in accordance with the following:

  1. If the Agreement is terminated (a) prior to issuance of NTP and (b) prior to March 31, 2012, One Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$1,000,000);

  2. If the Agreement is terminated (a) prior to issuance of NTP and (b) after March 31, 2012 and on or before December 31, 2012, Two Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars (U.S.$2,500,000); and

  3. If the Agreement is terminated after issuance of NTP, a percentage of the unpaid portion of the Contract Price in accordance with the following schedule; provided that such amount shall not exceed Thirty Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$30,000,000):

  16.3 Suspension of Work. Owner may, for any reason, at any time and from time to time, by giving thirty (30) Days’ prior written notice to Contractor, suspend the carrying out of the Work or any part thereof, whereupon Contractor shall suspend the carrying out of such suspended Work for such time or times as Owner may require and shall take reasonable steps to minimize any costs associated with such suspension. During any such suspension, Contractor shall properly protect and secure such suspended Work in such manner as Owner may reasonably require. Unless otherwise instructed by Owner, Contractor shall during any such suspension maintain its staff and labor on or near the Site and otherwise be ready to proceed expeditiously with the Work as soon as reasonably practicable after receipt of Owner’s further instructions. Except where such suspension ordered by Owner is the result of or due to the fault or negligence of Contractor or any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor, Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order to recover the reasonable costs of such suspension, including demobilization and remobilization costs, if necessary, and a time extension to the Project Schedule if and to the extent permitted under Section 6.9. As soon as reasonably practicable after receipt of notice to resume suspended Work, Contractor shall promptly resume performance of the Work to the extent required in the notice. In no event shall Contractor be entitled to any additional profits or damages due to such suspension. After issuance of NTP, in the event that Owner suspends all of the Work and such suspension (i) continues for an individual period exceeding ninety (90) consecutive Days, or (ii) in the event that one or more suspension periods continue for more than one hundred and twenty (120) Days in the cumulative aggregate, and provided that such suspension is not due to the fault or negligence of Contractor or any Subcontractor or Sub-subcontractor or an event of Force Majeure, then Contractor shall have the right to terminate this Agreement by providing fourteen (14) Days’ written notice to Owner. In the event of such termination, Contractor shall have the rights (and Owner shall make the payments) provided for in Section 16.2.

  16.4 Suspension by Contractor.

  A. Suspension by Contractor for Owner’s Failure to Pay Undisputed Amounts Before the First Draw.

  Prior to the First Draw, if:

  (i) Owner fails to deliver the Owner Monthly Confirmation in accordance with Section 4.1A or an Owner Monthly Confirmation indicates that either (A) Owner does not have sufficient funds to continue to fulfill its payment obligations up to the date of the First Draw or (B) an event has come to the attention of Owner which would materially and adversely affect the continued availability of such funding; and

  (ii) Owner fails to pay any undisputed amount due and owing to Contractor,

  then, provided that Owner’s failure to pay any undisputed amount is not for a reason attributable to Contractor or any of its Subcontractors or Sub-subcontractors, Contractor may, upon providing written notice to Owner, suspend performance of the Work until Contractor receives such undisputed amounts and Owner delivers to Contractor an Owner Monthly Confirmation meeting the criteria set forth in Section 4.1. Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order on account of any suspension in accordance with this Section 16.4A; provided that Contractor complies with the requirements in Sections 6.2, 6.5 and 6.9.

  B. Suspension by Contractor for Owner’s Failure to Pay Undisputed Amounts. If Owner fails to pay any undisputed amount due and owing to Contractor and such failure continues for more than fifteen (15) Days after the due date for such payment, then Contractor may suspend performance of the Work until Contractor receives such undisputed amounts. Prior to any such suspension, Contractor shall provide Owner with at least fourteen (14) Days’ prior written notice of its intent to suspend performance of the Work, which notice may be given before expiration of the above fifteen (15) Day window for non-payment. Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order on account of any suspension in accordance with this Section 16.4B; provided that Contractor complies with the requirements in Sections 6.2, 6.5 and 6.9.

  C. Suspension by Contractor for Owner’s Failure to Fund Escrow Account. If Owner fails, in accordance with Section 18.4, to escrow disputed and unpaid amounts in excess of Ten Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$10,000,000) and such failure continues for more than fifteen (15) Days after the time by which Owner is required to escrow amounts in accordance with Section 18.4 for such disputed and unpaid amounts, then Contractor may suspend performance of the Work until Owner escrows any disputed and unpaid amounts exceeding Ten Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$10,000,000). Prior to any such suspension,Contractor shall provide Owner with at least ten (10) Days’ prior written notice of its intent to suspend performance of the Work. Contractor shall be entitled to a Change Order on account of any suspension in accordance with this Section 16.4C; provided that Contractor complies with the requirements in Sections 6.2, 6.5 and 6.9.

  D. Undisputed Amounts. An amount shall be considered “undisputed” under Sections 16.4A, 16.4B and 16.5 if the amount invoiced by Contractor is contested in bad faith by Owner or if Owner has failed to give notice of a disputed amount in accordance with Section 7.2E by the due date for payment of the applicable invoiced amount.

  16.5 Termination by Contractor. If Owner shall at any time: (i) fail to pay any undisputed amount; (ii) fail to materially comply with any of its material obligations under this Agreement (but only to the extent such material failure and the impact thereof is not subject to adjustment by Change Order as set forth in Section 6.2); or (iii) experience an Insolvency Event (each of the foregoing being an “Owner Default”) then, Contractor has the right (without prejudice to any other rights under the Agreement) to provide written notice to Owner specifying the nature of the Owner Default and demanding that such Owner Default be cured. If: (a) with respect to clause (i) Owner fails to cure such Owner Default within thirty (30) Days after receipt of such notice; (b) with respect to clause (ii), (1) Owner fails to cure such Owner Default within forty-five (45) Days after receipt of such notice or, (2) if the Owner Default cannot be cured within such forty five (45) Day period through the diligent exercise of all commercially practicable efforts, Owner fails to diligently exercise all commercially practicable efforts to cure such condition or fails to cure such condition within ninety (90) Days after receipt of such notice to cure such Owner Default; or (c) Owner experiences an Insolvency Event, Contractor may, in the event of (a), (b) or (c), at its sole option and without prejudice to any other rights that it has under this Agreement, and upon notice to Owner, terminate this Agreement. In the event of such termination under this Section 16.5, Contractor shall have the rights (and Owner shall make the payments) provided for in Section 16.2 in the event of an Owner termination for convenience.

  16.6 Termination in the Event of an Extended Force Majeure. After issuance of NTP, in the event (i) any one Force Majeure event or the effects thereof causes suspension of a substantial portion of the Work for a period exceeding one hundred (100) consecutive Days or (ii) any one or more Force Majeure events or the effects thereof causes suspension of a substantial portion of the Work for a period exceeding one hundred and eighty (180) Days in the aggregate during any continuous twenty-four (24) month period, then either Party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement by providing fourteen (14) Days’ written notice of termination to the other Party, to be effective upon receipt by such other Party. In the event of such termination, Contractor shall have the rights (and Owner shall make the payments) provided for in Section 16.2.

  16.7 Termination in the Event of Delayed Notice to Proceed. In the event Owner fails to issue the NTP in accordance with Section 5.2B by December 31, 2012 (as may be extended by mutual agreement by the Parties), then either Party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement by providing written notice of termination to the other Party, to be effective upon receipt by the other Party. In the event of such termination, Contractor shall have the rights (and Owner shall make the payments) provided for in Section 16.2, except that, in respect of loss of profit, Contractor shall only be entitled to a lump sum equal to Five Million U.S. Dollars (U.S.$ 5,000,000).

  16.8 Contractor’s Right to Terminate. Contractor’s sole right to terminate this Agreement is specified in Sections 16.3, 16.5, 16.6 and 16.7.

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问:你们翻译哪些语种?
答:我们主要致力于亚洲和欧洲语种的翻译服务,其中包括英语和中文到日文、韩语、德语、法语、西班牙语、意大利语、俄语等语种的互译。
问:为什么同传译员不能一人独自承担口译任务?(为什么就一个小时的会议,不能只请一名翻译)?
答:同声翻译是一个高强度的工作。一般情况下,同声翻译员每次连续翻译不得超过20-30分钟,所以需要2-3 名译员交替进行工作以保证会议的正常进行。 这也就解释了为什么1个小时的会,同样是需要请两名翻译,除非在极其特殊的情况下,我们一般不建议只用一名翻译。
问:怎么理性看待翻译公司给出的报价?
答:我们可以用笔译项目为例分析一下成本,生产直接成本:优秀的译员难得,现在满世界都是自称英语很好的人,包括很多专业八级,但翻译能做得好的人寥寥。物以稀为贵!项目管理和运营成本:好的项目管理和客服人员也是好的服务所必不可少的,他们能准确把握客户的需求,实施规范的项目流程,因此对他们的语言、沟通以及项目驾驭和软件使用能力都有较高的要求。 生产流程的每个环节要不折不扣地执行都会发生相应的成本,比如TEPQ(翻译+校对+编辑+质保),如果是通过翻译公司偷工减料缩减流程而换来的低价,最终损害的还是客户自己的利益。
问:翻译公司做笔译的准确度能达多少?
答:首先翻译都是人工操作的,只要是人工操作,准确度就不可能控制在百分之百。请您一定要牢记着一点,国外的很多翻译公司都会在译文最后注上一句:由于全部人工翻译,对于产生的误差不承担责任。 还有,翻译的准确度不能用百分之几来考量的,如果翻译有点小误差了,但是事儿办成了,就说明翻译是成功的。但是翻译的挺好,文辞考究,但是有个数字错了导致最后结果的失败,这个翻译的价值也会降低。
问:请问贵司每天的翻译量是多少?
答:我们公司最高翻译记录为一天翻译50万字。原则上我们会在约定的时间内完成,但是时间和质量是成正比的,慢工才能出细活,我们建议在时间允许的情况下,尽量给译员充足的翻译时间,以便交付优质的译文。
问:是否提供上门翻译服务?
答:对于口译项目,一定可以。对于笔译项目,我们建议客户不采用这样的方式。因为翻译工作是一项需要团队合作的工作,我们有许多保密性很强的专业词汇库和语料库不能带出公司,因此,译员上门翻译,效果不一定是最好的,且会收取一定的上门服务费。但客户实在需要,我们一定会配合。
问:为什么标点符号也要算翻译字数?
答:①根据中华人民共和国国家标准GB/T 19363.1-2003 对翻译行业服务规范的要求,中文字数统计是以不计空格字符数为计算单位的。标点符号算翻译字数是统一的行业标准。 ②标点符号在不同的语种中,有不同的表达方式,例如中文的标点符号大多是全角的,英文的无特殊设置都是半角的,而且如果一句话或一段内容夹杂两种不同的语言,标点符号的规则就相对复杂,对于翻译文件来说,标点符号的部分也是很费时。 ③另外,标点符号在句子中对句子语境等的限制因素,使得标点对句子、对译员翻译判断等起到一定的要求。所以,该部分也要计算在内。 ④可能我们平时不是很注重标点符号,其实在文字表达中,标点符号的重要不亚于单字单词,一个标点符号可以改变全句话的意思,而我们的工作也是做到了这一点,保证每个标点符号的准确,保证译文表达的意思和原文一样。
问:翻译服务为何要收定金
答:一般企业之间初次合作都是需要先支付定金,不仅仅是翻译行业。每个客户翻译的文件资料都是独一无二的,试想翻译公司给A客户翻译好的一份合同我们还能卖给B客户吗,这是不大可能的,所以如果在翻译过程中取消订单会给翻译公司带来很大的损失。合同定金这些也可以体现一家公司管理的严谨和正规。特殊情况下也可以要求业务员向公司申请不收取预付款,不过为了我们这边能安安心心地无后顾之忧的做好您的文件,还是尽量按正规流程来走吧。
问:翻译员的经验与资格?
答:译声翻译公司每位翻译员都经过严格的筛选(基本要求外语系本科以上学历,5年以上翻译经验)、并兼具认真仔细的工作作风,不允许有丝毫的疏忽,并确保译文流利,每一位翻译都有自己擅长的专业知识领域以确保译文的专业性。并且大部分译员都拥有1-2级笔译口译证书,有些还是海外证书等国际公认的译员。
问:翻译要花多少钱?
答:翻译的价格高低差别很大。虽然高价格不一定意味着高质量,我们的忠告是:如果价格低于一定标准,您得到的译文将很难提升贵公司或产品的形象。如果译者的报酬比钟点工高不了多少,他们怎么会关注贵公司的市场并与您休戚与共呢?要实事求是。

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