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Mining and Mineral Processing

Saskatchewan, Canada

Assessed the alleged start-up delays that a technology and equipment supply contractor experienced on a potash project while completing its obligations after an insured construction accident. Provided delay analyses and opinions regarding issues that the technology and equipment supply contractor identified that caused impacts to the project start-up and that the owner allegedly caused. The assessment identifies which delays were attributable to the owner's actions or inactions and quantifies the number of days for which the contractor is entitled to a time extension.

Mining and Mineral Processing

Colorado

On behalf of an owner, developed cash flow economic evaluation computer models and prepared capital and operating cost estimates and economic analyses used in the negotiation of the $1.1 billion project loan guarantee for a shale oil project.

Mining and Mineral Processing

Quebec, Canada

On behalf of the EPCM contractor, performed preliminary standard of care analyses regarding an iron ore mining project involving mining, crushing, and grinding processes and potential variations in each of these processes that may have effected production. Evaluated standard of care, schedule delay, life of mine, and loss of profit issues.

Mining and Mineral Processing

Manitoba, Canada

Developed a thesis for an Equitable Adjustment. Reviewed existing cost calculations and data and prepared Phase I findings regarding a claim for Equitable Adjustment for a law firm on behalf of a heavy civil contractor regarding the rehabilitation of a mine tailings management area in Manitoba.

Mining and Mineral Processing

Mexico

Provided claims prevention training seminars for a mineral processing engineering firm in Denver, Tucson, and Mexico City. Recommended clauses to resolve potential inconsistencies, ambiguities, and conflicts. Prepared clauses for cost and schedule control procedures.

Mining and Mineral Processing

Nevada

In an International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration, provided deposition testimony on schedule delay, loss of productivity, cost reporting, extra work, and damages claims totaling $50 million on the construction of a $150 million refractory ore treatment plant. The case was settled in arbitration with the defendant client paying no damages.

Mining and Mineral Processing

Newfoundland, Canada

On behalf of an owner, performed a review of an EPC contractor’s project management performance and a schedule delay analysis to allocate responsibility for delays to the engineering, procurement, and construction of a multibillion-dollar nickel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada.  The primary issue was standard of care and whether the EPC contractor was grossly negligent in its performance.  Prepared expert reports and testified in arbitration.

Mining and Mineral Processing

Nevada

Assisted an equipment supplier in defending against a $10 million claim by the owner of a gold mine. The project involved the design and construction of a prototype gold ore processing plant. The owner sought recovery of costs associated with alleged breaches by the client resulting from late and deficient proprietary engineering information, late delivery of proprietary equipment, and failure of equipment to perform as specified. The case was settled during arbitration with the client paying no damages.

Mining and Mineral Processing

British Columbia, Canada

On behalf of an equipment supplier, evaluated a contractor’s time extension request and delay, disruption, and extra work claim on a coke stacker/reclaimer facility.

Mining and Mineral Processing

Saskatchewan, Canada

Assessed the delay and acceleration claims that an owner asserted were the responsibility of a technology and equipment supply contractor. Provided delay analyses and opinions regarding issues the owner identified that caused impacts to the project’s steel erection and MPEI contractors and that the technology and equipment supply contractor allegedly caused. The assessment: (a) identifies which delays are attributable to the owner's actions or inactions; (b) quantifies the number of days for which the technology and equipment supply contractor is entitled to an extension of time; and (c) identifies that the technology and equipment supply contractor is not responsible for delay and acceleration claims against the owner by the steel erection and MPEI contractors, among others.

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