n Without Prejudice - What's in a name? EPC vs EPCM : contract law

Volume 13, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



As the use of EPC contracts are becoming more prevalent in the South African construction industry, it seems appropriate to highlight some of the differences between Engineer, Procure, Construct contracts (EPC) and Engineer, Procure, Construction Management (EPCM) contracts. Both these types of contracts have been used to some extent in the South African market, however mostly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. The parties' rights and obligations in EPC and EPCM contracts differ substantially and there is often confusion in the market between these two types of contracting methods.

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