EPC Contracts for Power and Energy Projects

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

EPC Contracts for Power and Energy Projects

Practical Knowhow to Saves Costs and Time

Classroom Dates
29 Jul - 02 Aug 2024
02 - 06 Dec 2024

Most significant, private sector power projects use an EPC contract, as do projects in the energy sector and the oil and gas industry. However, EPC contracts have risk issues that need to be managed to avoid heavy claims and losses. The parties to an EPC contact need to know how to control risks to avoid the pitfalls inherent in EPC contracts. Parties to an EPC contract will do well to be familiar with EPC terms, conditions, obligations, and responsibilities to prevent such pitfalls. Managing and resolving contracts claims is equally important to prevent cost overruns and delay in the project.

This course will give the best practices that will put the delegates on the right track to avoid expensive mistakes. The training course will address the key issues required to deliver EPC contract forms and best practices successfully. It will be central to the effective management of risk by both employer and contractor covering the main pertinent core contract management and claims requirements.

By the end of this training course, the participants will learn to:

  • Develop an understanding of the key terms and conditions of EPC construction projects in the Energy and Power Sector
  • Learn in detail the issues to be addressed when negotiating EPC and EPCIC contracts
  • Develop an awareness of the contracting options for projects and the associated risks and opportunities
  • Consider alternative pricing strategies to reduce cost escalation
  • Acquire an understanding of the current contracting methods
  • Gain insights into claims and dispute management

This training course will be delivered with interactive sessions and detailed case studies utilising a variety of proven learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes exercises designed to improve and sharpen the skill sets of delegates in planning, analysing, negotiating, and managing claims through interactive sessions using quizzes, case studies, discussion groups and scenario building.

The objective of the interactive sessions is to enable the delegates to apply the knowledge and understanding gained during the course.  It will have a practical insight into managing the contract risks and enhancing their rewards.

The organisation will benefit by:

  • Having a contracting team that have an in-depth understanding of EPC contracts
  • Save the costs and management time in resolving claims by improving the abilities of the claim management team
  • Provide options to organisation on how the best to deal with cost escalation and what solutions are available
  • Reducing delay in projects with better contracting procedures
  • Acquire to use alternate dispute resolution processes to resolve claims disputes

This training course teaches the competencies that enable the delegates to:

  • Negotiate a more effective EPC contract
  • Improve their claims management
  • Avoid the common pitfalls associated with EPC contracts
  • Handing Delay and Extension of Time Claims
  • Dealing with variation claims, including rejection and approvals
  • Anticipate problems and be proactive in contract management
  • Familiar with the dispute resolution methods to resolve claims and disputes

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals involved in contracts and claims management. It will significantly benefit contracts professionals and project managers: 

  • Contract Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Contract Administrators
  • Contract Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Risk manager / Contract Risk Professionals
  • Project Owners / Employers
  • Contractors and Equipment/Material Suppliers
  • Contract Administrators
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Legal Advisors



  • Contracting Strategy for the Energy Sector
  • Main Characteristics of EPC, EPCM, EPIC & EPCC
  • Relationship between Employers and Contractors in an EPC contract
  • Contract Management: Scope, Schedule, & Budget


  • Project Company’s Responsibilities
  • Build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) or Build Operate Transfer (BOT)
  • Essential features of a Power Purchase Agreement affecting an EPC Contract
  • Take of Pay Provisions


  • Importance of Pre-qualification of Tenderers
  • The need for FEED (Frontend Engineering & Design)
  • Invitation to Bid (ITB) essential requirements
  • Bidder Evaluation, Exceptions, Reservations, Deviations and Omissions.
  • Local Content Requirements
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) and Letter of Award (LOA)



  • Contract Schedule
  • Delay and Extension of Time
  • Delay Damages 
  • Contract Liabilities and Indemnities
  • Insurance
  • Impact of Force Majeure on the Contract
  • Licensing and transfer of Intellectual property
  • Material Adverse Changes
  • Termination for Cause and Convenience



  • Mobilisation
  • Milestone Payments
  • Progress Reports
  • Practical Completion
  • Defects Liability Period
  • Contract Close-Out
  • Certificate of Final Completion


  • Project Lifecycle Issues
  • Transfer of Risks to Third Parties
  • Defective design, technology, and process -risk and liabilities
  • Inadequate and Incomplete Specification
  • Justification for Variations
  • Commissioning, Testing Acceptance and Rejection



  • Overview of main contractual provisions relevant to claims and counterclaims
  • Root Causes for Typical Claims
  • Counter Claims: How they differ from claims
  • Rights of Set-off
  • BOQ Rates, Lump Sum and Re-measured Contract
  • Reviewing Claims
    • Realistic Appraisal
    • When to make admissions – and denials
    • Offers of Settlement


  • Requirements for Claim Presentation
    • Notices
    • Timing and Time Limits
    • Are time Limits Binding?
  • Defining features of Claims Evaluation and Management
  • Recognising the Causes of Claims
  • Warning Signs of Disputes
  • Recording Claims



  • Receipt and Formal Acceptance of Contractual Terms
  • No Claim or Investigation Pending
  • All actions on contract price revision and changes concluded
  • All Outstanding Contract Issues Settled
    • Partial or complete termination involved – action completed
    • Contract audit if required, completed
    • Transferring lessons learned to future project


  • Procedures
  • Communications Between Parties
  • Impact on Relationships
  • Adjudication & Dispute Resolution Boards
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Disputes Resolution Process
  • Expert Determination

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

The Energy Training Centre Certificate of Completion with corresponding learning hours who has successfully completed the training course.

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We value transparency and are happy to provide our instructor’s profiles upon request. If you would like to learn more about our instructor’s’ qualifications, expertise, and experiences, please email us at info@energytraining.ae.

Yes, we do. We provide tailored training courses designed to meet the specific requirement of larger group of individuals. These customized training courses can be conducted both classroom and online formats, allowing you the flexibility to choose you preferred dates and duration.

Please contact us at inhouse@energytraining.ae to discuss your group’s training needs, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized training course that aligns with your objectives.

We have multiple international training venues. You may find this through our website link: https://energytraining.ae/training-locations 

Our training courses are held at our partnered hotels within the city included within our training

Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to info@energytraining.ae. We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

Yes, special discounts are available upon request if you have more than one registrant for a course. For further information please email us at info@energytraining.ae

We offer two convenient payment options:

  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

Upon receipt of your registration details sent via email at reg@energytraining.ae, we will send you the following by e-mail within 24-48 hours of registration.

  • Joining Instructions
  • Invoice/receipt (where appropriate)

 If you register online, you will receive an e-mail on the same day confirming your registration.

There are two convenient options to register for a training course:

  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
  • Email Registration – You can email us your intention to register at info@energytraining.ae. Our team will guide you through the registration process and provide assistance you may need.

Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at info@energytraining.ae. Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

We have been assessed by TUV Rheinland Middle East FZE and comply with Quality Management System standards – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29993:2017, ensuring a commitment to quality and excellence in our operations and services.

Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.