Marine

CCi experts have worked on many vessel types, indeed shipbuilding has been a speciality of ours for some time.

In addition we also handle disputes across the spectrum of marine issues including offshore energy construction, subsea installation, coastal protection, marinas and underwater tunnels.

Sector Background

This complex sector operates differently to construction and thus requires specialist expert witnesses who can demonstrate experience of working on these complex vessels and structures. CCi understand Marine, they know the sector and understand its specific needs.

How CCi Can Help

Delays in major marine projects can be financially damaging. By their very nature marine projects play a vital part in producing, storing and transporting products for or to markets. Any delay to a vessel completion can mean lost, or deferred, revenues of millions of dollars a day. We have experienced delay and quantum experts to hand, who can react quickly with no marine learning curve.

Our Expertise In This Sector

CCi experts have testified on semi submersibles, marine vessels, FLNG’s and FPSO’s, offshore energy and heavy marine civils in courts and in international arbitrations around the globe. CCI are, quite simply, marine specialists.

Scope of Work

CCi understand marine risks and are ready to advise on the technical and project control clauses that assist lawyers in drafting contracts that properly manage change and diminish project risk.

CCi Experts Have Testified in Marine Cases

Globally CCi employ experts who have testified in the courts and in international arbitrations across the globe. CCi Experts have experienced cross examination and joint expert testimony on cases involving international shipping companies, marine contractors, operators and port authorities.

Clients And Case Studies

To highlight the breadth of experience, our experts have acted on an ultra deep-water subsea pipeline construction dispute, delay during construction of specialist vessels, such as a nuclear submarine, and provided expert opinion on delay to offshore drill rig operations.

Sector Specific Understanding Of Issues And Solutions

Marine projects are always very costly. We have encountered disputes valued in excess of 1 billion dollars each. Delays and changes need to be assessed and valued accurately. Even a small percentage change in either direction could represent hundreds of thousands of dollars. CCi have the systems and the experts you need.

Summary

Finding the best Marine expert means finding an expert who has genuine experience of working on similar project, understands the terminology peculiar to the sector and the issues that drive a maritime project. CCi experts have that background and experience.

Marine: Delay, Quantum And Technical Experts

Our specialist consultants, advisors and experts are strategically based around the globe, acting to protect your interests on construction, engineering, energy and technology projects. We focus on providing three core skill sets — planning, quantum and technical — which are intrinsically linked. These disciplines allow us to offer an integrated approach as well as individual expertise across this sector.

Marine Projects

CCi have worked on Marine projects worldwide, here are some examples:

FPSO

Location: Latin America

Two FPSO’s were constructed at yards in Central America and fitted out in ports in Latin America. The Projects overran in both time and cost, resulting in claims exceeding US$1bn. Detailed quantum investigations were undertaken, tens of thousands of cost files in multiple languages were analysed, and a final figure presented for Arbitration. Then at a New York venue, expert evidence was given and was well received by a panel of three international arbitrators.

Floating Wet Concentrator Plant

Location: Australia

The floating wet concentrator plant developed a sudden list (lean) to port side within the pond before settling on the bottom of the pond and mining was curtailed as a result. CCi reviewed and reported on the duration of the reinstatement element of the works, with specific concentration on the duration of the work relating to the rectification of damage as a result of the incident, absent improvement and maintenance works.

Subsea Production Umbilicals

Location: Europe

Two damage events, both concerning cracking to the outer sheaths of the Umbilicals led to critical delay of the ‘load out’ milestone. CCi was appointed to assess the extent to which damage had delayed the project and to quantify associated liquidated damages. Utilising a time slice analysis, CCi’s analysis enabled a successful resolution of the claim.

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