Projects

Our experts are strategically based around the globe to deliver analysis and determinations to assist in resolving insurance claims and construction disputes. With specialist teams in time, cost and technical, and a broad range of industry experience, we bring clarity to the most complex of situations.

730MW Ultra-supercritical Coal Fired Power Station

Originally suffering a catastrophic failure of the transformer, the project suffered several delay events, including 13 instances of damage. CCi worked with the project team to establish the likely benefit of the proposed mitigation measure regarding the utilisation of a spare transformer. In addition, CCi reviewed the project’s contemporaneous records to establish the true impact of the 13 critical incidents to arrive at a successful settlement of compensation and delay entitlement.

Location: Europe

Combined Heat and Intelligent Power Plant (CHiP)

The Contractor entered into a D&B FIDIC form of contract and suffered over a year’s delay with the design, build and commissioning of the CHiP plant. CCi carried out an in-depth analysis tracing the design delays in respect of the employers operating philosophy of the plant, which linked to the delays suffered in construction and later the commissioning issues. CCi identified significant culpability and concurrency issues and, following advice, the two parties eventually settled.

Location: Beckton, London

Potash Mine

A conveyor at a Potash mine that carried product to warehouses before it could be loaded onto trains and distributed to customers collapsed. The collapse required the actual conveyor to be rebuilt and repairs to one of the warehouses where the conveyor had collapsed through the roof. Due to operational preference, the Insured decided to rebuild the conveyor in a different configuration than what was presented prior to the event. The new configuration required additional permitting from regulatory bodies that would not have been required if the conveyor was rebuilt in the same configuration as before the collapse. CCi was retained to determine for Insurers whether the delays caused by the requirement to re-permit increased the interruption period being claimed by the Insured.

Location: USA

Humber Pipeline Tunnel

The construction of a 5km National Grid replacement tunnel 30m below the Humber Estuary supplying a quarter of the UK’s national gas became the largest and longest hydraulically inserted gas pipeline and was the heaviest moving man-made object. The JV Contractors suffered a year’s delay leading up to the launch of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). CCi was engaged to forensically look at the reasons for the delays under the NEC3 form of contract. It resulted in the JV and National Grid negotiating a settlement as the works continued.

Location: UK

Mining

During the construction of potash mines and processing plants, advice was provided to the Owner and EPCM company on resolution of disputes over cost and time, Change Orders and contract interpretation and amendment. This was key to the final resolution through litigation.

Location: USA

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