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On behalf of an engineering design and project management firm of a fuel oil and diesel oil bulk storage tank farm facility, evaluated and rebutted claims by the owner regarding alleged delays, loss of revenue, repair costs, and cost overruns caused by errors and omissions in design and negligence that hampered the safe and profitable operation of the storage facility. Prepared an expert report for submission to the Appeals Circuit at the Commercial Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, rebutting the engineering design and project management firm-caused design errors, omissions, and delays.

Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical

Saudi Arabia

On behalf of an engineering design and project management firm of a fuel oil and diesel oil bulk storage tank farm facility, evaluated and rebutted claims by the owner regarding alleged delays, loss of revenue, repair costs, and cost overruns caused by errors and omissions in design and negligence that hampered the safe and profitable operation of the storage facility. Prepared an expert report for submission to the Appeals Circuit at the Commercial Court of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, rebutting the engineering design and project management firm-caused design errors, omissions, and delays.

Power

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.

Power

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.

Gas, Gasification, GTL, LNG, and NGL

Saudi Arabia

On behalf of an owner, performed analyses and prepared expert reports regarding schedule delays and increased costs associated with an EPC contractor’s $138 million claim on a gas plant expansion project. The work involved correction of the contractor’s baseline schedule and schedule updates, assessment of impacts allegedly due to change orders, welding defects, late delivery of drawings by the owner, and contractor performance problems. Prepared time impact and As-Built But-For Schedule Analyses to address time extension entitlement, compensable delay, and loss of productivity. Developed a chronological database and assisted the law firm with witness statements and document disclosure requests. Completed a comparative assessment between the project’s radiography records for the rejected pipe joint welds, and the results that were developed from the owner’s radiography expert’s interpretation of the films. Evaluated the opposing experts’ schedule delay and damages analyses and assessment of responsibilities for project management performance problems. Performed extensive schedule quality assurance review studies of the contractor’s contemporaneous EPC project schedules to ensure that these schedules could be used for delay analysis. Identified and documented numerous problems with open-end activities, overuse of constraints, missing original scope, incorrect as-built dates, missing as-built dates, and missing logic links. The dispute was resolved prior to arbitration.

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