At £350m and the 'largest marine infrastructure project in the UK', the work to extend Aberdeen Harbour is a significant but somewhat troubled project, due for completion in 2022. The original main contractor, Dragados, had (reportedly) had difficulties and left the project in Summer 2021. That did not end their involvement, as litigation about the scope of subcontracted dredging works was subject to a decision of the Inner House in October 2021. The case examines the role of an express term of the building contract which requires the parties to act 'in a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation' and the way in which that interacts with the idea of good faith.
CHRISTIE, D.S. 2022. Van Oord v Dragados: the Inner House dredge up good faith from Aberdeen harbour. Edinburgh law review [online], 26(2), pages 268-273. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/elr.2022.0768