FIDIC unveils successful entries in its Contract Users’ Awards for 2023

18 Oct 2023

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FIDIC has announced the successful entries in its prestigious Contract Users Awards for 2023, with the overall winners set to be revealed at an awards gala dinner event held in London on 28 November 2023 as part of the Official FIDIC Contract Users’ Conference 2023.

The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise excellence in the use of FIDIC contract forms for project delivery, the promotion of FIDIC contracts and their use in the global construction sector and showcase examples of good practice through collaboration from across the world.

The judging panel for the awards, chaired by former UK High Court judge Sir Vivian Ramsey, chose 16 successful entries across a range of categories including Project of the Year, Client of the Year, Legal Firm of the Year, Trainer of the Year and Adjudicator of the Year. The 16 successful entries will be presented with winner, highly commended or merit award prizes at the awards dinner in London on 28 November 2023.

The full list of successful projects, organisations, companies and individuals to receive prizes at the 2023 FIDIC Contract Users’ Awards is as follows:

Calawis 80 Million litres per day Water Treatment Plant Project (Philippines). [Submitted by Manila Water Company]Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (International).David Heslett and Marcus Theil (United Kingdom).
Hinkley Point C New Build Nuclear Project (United Kingdom). [Submitted by Pinsent Masons LLP]White & Case (International).Nino Tsaturova (Georgia).
HYRASIA ONE (Kazakhstan). [Submitted by SVEVIND Energy]LNP Beyond Legal (South Africa).Roberto Hernandez Garcia (Mexico).
St Brieuc Offshore Windfarm (France). [Submitted by Scottish Poer Renewables]Dr Donald Charrett (Australia).Cyril Chern (United Kingdom).
Power Capital Renewable Energy (Ireland).Nicholas Gould (United Kingdom).Manila Water Company (Philippines).
Sarwono Hardjomuljadi (Indonesia).  


Commenting on the announcement of the successful entries, the chair of the judges, Sir Vivian Ramsey, said: “Once again this year, it was very pleasing to see a good crop of entries in these awards which continue to demonstrate the increasing global use of FIDIC contracts and the growing influential role that they play in the global industry. Many of the categories in the awards received more entries than last year, which is also very heartening to see.” The full list of judges for this year’s awards is listed below.

FIDIC chief executive Dr Nelson Ogunshakin said: “The FIDIC Contract Users’ Awards are now in their fifth year and are firmly established as a key part of the industry’s global events calendar. As well as raising the profile of FIDIC contracts and those who use and promote them, these awards and our conference in November bring together the global contract user community to celebrate excellence and good practice.”

The awards will be presented as part of the Official FIDIC International Contract Users' Conference which takes place on 28-29 November 2023 in London. For further information on the event click on

Judging panel for the 2023 FIDIC Contract Users’ Awards

  • Sir Vivian Ramsey, International Judge and Arbitrator.
  • Dr Nelson Ogunshakin, CEO, FIDIC.
  • Catherine Karakatsanis, President, FIDIC.
  • Fanny Dastugue, Director General, Confederation of International Contractors’ Associations.
  • Jan Jackholt, Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  • Jose Joaquin Ortiz Garcia, Chairman, Joyco.
  • Vincent Leloup, Chair, FIDIC Contracts Committee.
  • Daduna Kokhreidze, General Counsel, FIDIC.

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