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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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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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Texas

Assessed the management performance and analyzed cost overruns on the South Texas Nuclear Project. Presented testimony in the prudency hearings conducted by the Texas Utility Commission.

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Arizona

Performed a prudency audit of a large nuclear power plant including the evaluation of the justification and causes for scope and cost growth as well as the origin, components and reasonableness of $1.3 billion of start-up and commissioning cost overruns.

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Louisiana

On behalf of an owner, provided litigation support for a nuclear power plant project involving assessment of cost overruns, delays, inadequate QA/QC documentation, and defective electrical and instrumentation installations.

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Ohio

Analyzed entitlement, schedule, and cost issues on litigation arising from a construction manager’s termination of a nuclear demolition contractor. Prepared an affirmative claim valued at $2.3 million and rebutted the contractor’s counterclaim valued at $1.5 million.

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Ohio

On behalf of a nuclear stem system licensor and supplier, analyzed schedule delay, productivity loss, and direct damages totaling over $1 billion allegedly resulting from problems related to hydrodynamic loads on a nuclear power plant reactor building. Developed a document database comprising hundreds of thousands of documents, and managed the technical experts providing the design analysis.

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Ontario, Canada

Assisted an owner in performing its due diligence of cost estimates and schedules by: (a) validating that the estimations of asset management costs were based on a “Class 2” estimate as defined by the Association of Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI) and (b) reviewing refurbishment schedules to ensure that there were no contingencies in the integrated base schedule.

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Ontario, Canada

On behalf of the Ontario Provincial Government, evaluated delays to the restart of a power plant unit at a nuclear power electricity generation station located in northwest Ontario. The operator of the nuclear unit suffered a force majeure outage and, as a result, was entitled to balancing payments from the Ontario Government while the unit was being repaired and restarted. The provincial government was concerned that the delays that the unit operator experienced were excessively long. Evaluated whether the operator managed the unit’s outage schedule in the most efficient manner.

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