1.4GW Combined Cycle Power Plant

During the equipment commissioning operation for the project’s steam turbine unit, a system error triggered an unscheduled shutdown of the lubricating oil pumps causing damage to the turbine shaft. The damage was such that the entire unit required replacement, although the Insured was able to carry out in-situ partial repairs to allow for temporary operation until the new unit could be procured. CCi was instructed to carry out a delay analysis on the project schedules to determine to what extent the incident delayed the Project Commercial Operation Date (COD). In carrying out the analysis, CCi used contemporaneous project records and construction schedules to identify several additional commissioning activities in the post-incident period that were not forecast at the time of the incident. CCi’s analysis of these activities is ongoing, focusing on whether the project would have experienced any delay to the forecast COD had the lube failure incident not occurred.

UK

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.

UAE

Aluminium Smelter

Following force majeure events, the aluminium production facility suffered a total ‘freeze’ of all operating liquid aluminium pots.

USA

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.

UK

FPSO

CCi conducted a thorough timeline analysis of events surrounding catastrophic storm damage, during which four of the FPSO’s anchor chains snapped and the vessel drifted 180m off station.