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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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Thailand

On behalf of a piping manufacturer, analyzed the fabrication of piping components as an element of the fabrication and erection of HRSGs including the identification of aspects of the delay resulting from the actions of the various parties included in the project. Prepared an expert report, which led to settlement of the matter.

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Florida

On behalf of a piping manufacturer, analyzed the fabrication of piping components as an element of the fabrication and erection of HRSGs including the identification of aspects of the delay resulting from the actions of the various parties included in the project. Prepared an expert report, which led to settlement of the matter.

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Connecticut

Analyzed a $50 million delayed start-up claim on a 500 MW power plant. Evaluated project delays and cost impacts related to the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) collapse.

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Rhode Island

EPC design build of a 500 MW gas-fired power plant. The project was significantly delayed and disrupted due to local unavailability of labor resources despite union agreements to provide the required construction manpower. Prepared a force majeure claim based on lack of available local labor and other resources. This involved considerable research into area and regional labor usage, related area and regional construction facilities, and union services interfaces. Submitted a heavily researched paper to the client including supporting CPM analysis and contract entitlements to facilitate settlement negotiations. The main contractor succeeded in recovering additional monies and avoiding liquidated damages.

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Singapore

The project centered on disputes between a major contractor and a mechanical/electrical subcontractor on alleged delay and disruption impacts during the construction of a 380 MW power facility due to alleged late information, delayed procurement, and changes. Project completion was significantly delayed, and the subcontractor claimed the contractor caused the negative schedule impacts, subsequently submitting a request for an equitable adjustment (REA) and filing for arbitration. Team leader engaged to consult on the main contractor’s defense of the claim both during the contract execution works and the post completion arbitration events. This involved day-to-day contract administration, claims preparation, and overall management of claims team, outside counsel, and experts.

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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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