Value: $500 Million
Services: Dispute Resolution
Delta Consulting Group’s scheduling and construction claims specialists were retained to work with one of the world’s largest builders of Power Plants and their legal counsel. Our experts were asked to perform a complete schedule analysis on three of the combined-cycle power plants as well as prepare the quantification of damages.
Delta’s report contained animated graphics coupled with photographs and video, isometric charts, construction drawings, timelines and other visual images. These elements helped to clarify and provide a detailed explanation of the construction company’s position regarding the delays and damages involved with the plants. The final work product was used in two separate cases. Initially, to resolve disputes with the various owners, and then to resolve disputes with the power equipment supplier. The reports were prepared in both English and Spanish.
Delta demonstrated how major changes, not associated with our client, actually caused the delays and disruptions of these combined-cycle power plants. These changes adversely impacted the engineering, procurement and construction of the plants. We demonstrated how our client undertook numerous actions to mitigate the construction delays: worked out of sequence, added field engineers, accelerated construction by working overtime, and re-prioritized several aspects of the project in an attempt to alleviate the snowballing problems. The Delta team was able to establish that the original design deficiencies, numerous delays, scheduling disruptions and deficiencies, endless changes and other logistical issues caused the critical delay and disruption to the project.
Both cases were settled favorably for Delta’s client, the engineering and construction company.