Refineries, Petrochemical, and Chemical


On behalf of an EPC contractor, analyzed the technical entitlement of over 400 change orders associated with an engineering and construction contractor’s $60 million claim on a magnesium oxide production plant. Determined the cause-effect relationships among the changed work and the resulting schedule impact and additional costs. Provided expert testimony at an ICC arbitration hearing in London. The contractor alleged that the FIDIC-based contract provided relief under the Variations clause. However, the owner argued that it was a fixed price contract, and no relief was available. Also analyzed the cause-effect relationship of improper operation by the owner and resulting poor magnesium oxide production from the facility.


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