The energy transition boom means that renewable power generation is now a truly global industry. As the industry attempts to keep pace with the demand, technological advances and project sizes continue to grow.

As the industry attempts to keep up with demand, technological advances and project sizes continue to grow.

Sector Background

Renewable energy has opened a globalised market to new developers, contractors and suppliers of generation, transforming and distribution equipment on a scale previously seen only in the oil & gas industry. 

How CCi Can Help

Across our core disciplines of technical, delay and quantum, CCi assists in the setting up of renewable energy contracts to properly manage necessary project controls, life cycle costing, risk engineering for CAR and OAR policies, project monitoring, claims investigation and expert witness services. We regularly provide advice on distressed projects and are instructed to evaluate delays, overrun costs, and causes of physical damage.

Our Expertise In Renewables

CCi experts have long experience of renewable energy projects across the globe. We regularly instruct on projects that have suffered failures, delays and disruptions across each technology type including: wind power, hydro, bio-mass, and solar.

Scope of Work

CCi advise on the technical and project control clauses that assist lawyers in drafting renewable energy contracts, and methodologies in line with industry best practice that will diminish project risk. Delay and quantum experts prepare independent reports for negotiation of third-party resolution.

CCi Experts Have Experience in Major 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 Renewable Energy.

Sector Specific Understanding Of Issues and Solutions

Renewable energy projects are often complex, utilising ever changing technology and materials. Delays and changes need to be assessed and valued accurately by people who understand the construction issues arising from on and offshore developments. CCi’s experts advise on all project aspects from construction, power generation and export circuits, through to operations and maintenance.

Renewables: 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.

Renewables Projects

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

61MW Onshore Wind Farm

Location: UK

The Super Grid Transformer suffered delay during transit which led to critical delays to the phased handover of the plant. CCi was appointed as the delay expert to help quantify the extent to which the project had suffered delay to its commercial operation date as a result of damage. Working with very limited available information, CCi worked collaboratively and flexibly with the insured to establish the overall project status and achieve a successful settlement of the claim.

187MW Hydro Power Plant

Location: Europe

Following the collapse of the project’s headrace tunnel, CCi was appointed as the delay expert to produce an analysis that would eventually facilitate a mediated settlement. CCi used a combination of a windows analysis and a modelled hypothetical critical path to identify the difference between the project’s actual duration and the project’s ‘but for’ duration, had the tunnel’s defects been rectified immediately prior to the collapse.

714MW Offshore Wind Farm

Location: UK

Supply delays relating to some of the turbine jackets were alleged to have resulted in a critical delay to the project. CCi was appointed to determine the true criticality of the delay event. Using a combination of ‘but for’ and windows-based time slice analysis, CCi identified significant levels of float and flexibility within the project’s scheduled sequence, which could not be determined through the claimant’s preferred delay methodology, and ultimately led to agreement that no critical delay would likely be experienced and that no claim would be presented.