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On behalf of an owner, evaluated a contractor’s expert report and €18 million delay and disruption claim concerning the replacement of emergency diesel generators on a nuclear power plant in Finland. Assessed the expert’s time extension analysis, which was found to lack an assessment of the critical path of the work. The claim was ultimately rejected.

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Finland

On behalf of an owner, evaluated a contractor’s expert report and €18 million delay and disruption claim concerning the replacement of emergency diesel generators on a nuclear power plant in Finland. Assessed the expert’s time extension analysis, which was found to lack an assessment of the critical path of the work. The claim was ultimately rejected.

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Finland

On behalf of an owner, prepared and evaluated claims concerning the design and construction of one of Europe’s largest nuclear reactor and turbine generator facilities, involving multiple tranches of claims submitted over the course of several years. Conducted schedule delay and quantum analyses on approximately €3.6 billion in contractor claims and approximately €2 billion of owner counterclaims. Reviewed the merits of outstanding change orders that were part of the contractors’ claims. Assessed claims associated with loss of productivity, time-related costs, subcontractor pass-through costs, delayed and disputed payments, overhead, profit, and interest. Provided expert testimony concerning delays and quantum during arbitration proceedings held at the International Chamber of Commerce.

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Saudi Arabia

On behalf of an EPCM contractor for the construction of two coal/oil-fired power plant projects in Saudi Arabia, provided claim support services concerning the owner’s denial of payment of final invoices and other costs associated with the EPCM contractor’s consulting works. The owner alleged that the EPCM contractor did not deliver technical documents such as plans, engineering drawings, computer network support services, and additional engineering support services. Supported the legal team’s preparation of the Statement of Claim submitted to the Riyadh Commercial Court concerning the EPCM contractor’s entitlement to additional payment. The court awarded a very favorable settlement to the EPCM contractor.

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Saudi Arabia

On behalf of one of the consortium contractors, evaluated claims against the other consortium contractor associated with a power and desalination project in the Middle East. The power plant design involved a change from a sub-critical power block to high-efficiency super critical technology. Evaluated numerous claims involving disputed variation orders involving technical design, equipment supply, and construction issues, delay, and increased costs. Prepared an expert report in arbitration. Provided direct and cross-examination testimony at the arbitration hearings in Dubai, UAE.

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United Kingdom

On behalf of a government controlled nuclear management company, performed a third-party review and upgrade analyses of its bidding processes and contract conditions for the decommissioning and new construction of nuclear power plants. Reviewed the contract/bidding documents and provided an independent risk management report covering best practices, PMBOK application, project success goals, and general procedures for upgrading contractor performance.

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California

The project centered on the installation of a 230 kV transmission line: 24 miles underground and 3.5 miles overhead, through an extremely diverse and environmentally sensitive and challenged series of districts. The major infrastructure subcontractor alleged major delay and disruption impacts caused by the main contractor. Engaged to provide claim support services to the main contractor against the subcontractor’s claims. Prepared a defense position paper involving a CPM analysis, disruption analysis, and contract entitlement to rebut the subcontractor’s expert report, which ultimately resulted in mediation proceedings and a series of settlement negotiations. Also provided claims avoidance training and lessons learned reviews to the main contractor construction team to facilitate improved management of future similar projects.

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