Contracting Formulas for Large Engineering Projects. The Case of Desalination Plants

Berenguel Felices, Francisco and Lara Galera, Antonio Lorenzo and Guirao Abad, Begoña and Galindo Aires, Rubén Ángel (2019). Contracting Formulas for Large Engineering Projects. The Case of Desalination Plants. "Sustainability", v. 12 (n. 1); p. 219. ISSN 2071-1050. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010219.

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Title: Contracting Formulas for Large Engineering Projects. The Case of Desalination Plants
Author/s:
  • Berenguel Felices, Francisco
  • Lara Galera, Antonio Lorenzo
  • Guirao Abad, Begoña
  • Galindo Aires, Rubén Ángel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sustainability
Date: 26 December 2019
ISSN: 2071-1050
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Desalination Plant, Contracts, Projects, Sustainability
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Construcción
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Population growth has increased over the past two centuries. In the driest countries, water supply alternatives are scarce, with desalination being an alternative to ensure water supply to the population. Desalination plants have increased in size and efficiency, and require large investments, large infrastructures, and complex technology, besides they also need sophisticated contractual formulas to successfully build them. Various contract models are tools that should be used by taking into consideration the characteristics of the project, the parties involved, and who is responsible for each of the risks involved. To help choose the most suitable type of contract for a particular project, so-called decision support systems have been developed over the past thirty years. In this paper, a new decision support system is presented and applied to a case study of two desalination plants built under the design and build and turnkey modes of contract. The objective was to determine the most suitable contract model for these types of projects which had very ambitious objectives and decisive social, economic, and environmental implications.

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Item ID: 66654
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/66654/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:66654
DOI: 10.3390/su12010219
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/1/219
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 Apr 2021 15:52
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 15:52
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