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  • Waste Water Plant

    Construction of a waste water plant in the UK.

    Blackrock Expert Services was instructed to assess the overrun of costs due to construction defects.

  • Building Refurbishment

    Appointed as Adjudicator in a dispute regarding breach of contract and payment of notified sums.

    Refurbishment of a Grade II listed private house, and the construction of a single storey front basement and single storey rear basement. The project including mechanical and electrical services and external works in central London. Key issues analysed included entitlement to extensions of time, partial possession dates and their effect on the parties obligations and liabilities and the date on which practical completion was achieved.

  • Grade II Listed Building

    Assessment of extension of time entitlement for the purpose of negotiations.

    Redevelopment of a Grade II listed building in a major city centre, where defective groundworks and site investigation flaws delayed project progress. Instructed to review and advise on entitlement to an extension of time for the purpose of negotiations.

  • High-end Residential Accommodation

    Analysis of complex refurbishment of multi-story, city centre building.

    Assessed delayed associated with the refurbishment of a multi-story hotel into high-end residential accommodation in a prime city centre location. Works involved demolishing the existing roof and top-level structure and adding two new steel framed timber floors. The facade was to be retained, and a live business on the ground floor was to remain unaffected throughout the works. Issues included complex design issues, steel design and unknown existing structural defects.

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  • Open-pit Gold Mine

    Detailed programme analysis for open-pit gold mine dispute.

    Independent delay expert analysis in an international arbitration case concerning the termination of a civil and earthworks subcontractor by the Employer at a US$175m open-pit gold mine facility in West Africa. The 924,000oz gold reserves facility, the first to be built in the region for more than two years, includes a processing plant, tailings storage, ball mill and carbon-in-leach (CIL) tank. Performed a detailed programme and causation analysis relating to delays on the project, leading to a US$50m dispute.

  • Southern African Hydro Scheme

    Quantum support for eco-friendly Southern African hydro scheme.

    Instructed to provide quantum expert services for underground civils works associated with a US$3.5bn pumped-storage power station in an extremely sensitive ecosystem in Southern Africa. The 1,332MW hydroelectric scheme comprises upper and lower dams 4.6km apart, connected by underground waterways passing through a subterranean power house with 4 x 333MW generators. Key issues investigated included NEC principle dispute on valuation methodology, challenge to adjudicator’s decisions, and disputed variations.

  • Airport Terminal & Links

    Contract termination at greenfield airport terminal site in Eastern Africa.

    Instructed to perform expert quantum services for a proposed greenfield airport terminal and links to an existing airport in Eastern Africa, following contract termination by the Airports Authority. The planned 178,000m² terminal comprised a central passenger processing centre, airside concourse, airline lounges, baggage handling systems and staff offices, increasing annual capacity to 13m passengers at one of Africa’s busiest aviation hubs. Quantum services included analysis of payments made and works completed by the Contractor before suspension of the works.

  • Closed Cycle Power Plant

    Delay issues resolved on West African thermal power plant expansion.

    Appointed as expert to resolve complex, concurrent delay issues on a US$325m combined-cycle power plant expansion project on the coast of Western Africa, the region’s first independent power plant. Expansion involved the addition of two heat recovery steam generators, a steam turbine generator and a seawater desalination plant, increasing plant capacity from 220MW to 330MW. Issues included concurrent Employer and Contractor delay events and uncertainty about the status of ‘live’ project works.

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  • Central Asian Skyscraper Complex

    Baseline programme investigated for Central Asian skyscraper complex.

    Instructed to provide delay and quantum expert opinion for an ICC arbitration case relating to a prestigious, US$1.3bn mixed-use skyscraper complex in the heart of a capital city in Central Asia. The proposed architectural landmark comprises a residential tower, a commercial tower with retail and entertainment facilities, and a 7-star hotel located offshore on a man-made island. Investigated baseline programme and ascertained reasons for construction delays and why works were not further progressed at date of termination.

  • Multi-purpose off-shore vessel

    Expert reports for terminated deep-water offshore vessel fabrication contract.

    Provided delay and quantum expert services relating to the terminated construction of a deep-water, multi-purpose offshore construction vessel at a fabrication yard in Eastern Asia. The vessel was designed to serve deep water and SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) markets as well as shallow water. Design and programme delays and performance issues led to eventual cancellation of the shipbuilding contract by the Employer. Produced a critical path analysis and independent delay and quantum expert reports.

  • Greenfield Power Station

    A large, greenfield, coal-fired power plant project.

    David Barry was appointed as part of a dispute Adjudication board (DAB); an impartial and independent panel appointed to give decisions on and settle disputes, throughout the course of the project.

Projects from this location

  • Central Asian Skyscraper Complex

    Baseline programme investigated for Central Asian skyscraper complex.

    Instructed to provide delay and quantum expert opinion for an ICC arbitration case relating to a prestigious, US$1.3bn mixed-use skyscraper complex in the heart of a capital city in Central Asia. The proposed architectural landmark comprises a residential tower, a commercial tower with retail and entertainment facilities, and a 7-star hotel located offshore on a man-made island. Investigated baseline programme and ascertained reasons for construction delays and why works were not further progressed at date of termination.

  • Major Oil Field Redevelopment

    Review of delay methodology for major oil field redevelopment project.

    Performed initial review and produced report on opposing party’s delay analysis methodology for a major oil field redevelopment in the Middle East. Project involved initial production facilities to process crude oil, associated gas and water from wells on three different sites, contributing to increased oil production. Following review, identified flaws and inconsistencies within the opposing delay analysis report and provided comments on our Client’s internal analysis of the same issues. 

  • University Campus and Student Residence

    MEP works at state-of-the-art university campus and student residence.

    Performed expert delay analysis on mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) subcontract works at a US$1bn, 16-hectare university campus and student residence in the Middle East. A major academic, research and creative centre, the 1,350-student campus comprises state-of-the-art classrooms, library, IT facilities, laboratories, academic buildings, student residences, and athletic and performance facilities. Key issues considered included Issued for Construction (IFC) and shop drawings, labour resources, load demand notification and MEP coordination.

  • Onshore Oil & Gas Field

    Contract termination stalls early production of onshore oil and gas field.

    Appointed to produce an expert delay report for an LCIA arbitration case relating to an onshore early production facility in the Middle East. The proposed 150,000 barrels of oil per day scheme included oil and gas gathering systems and pipelines, and associated sulphur handling and granulation plant. Report addressed matters relating to planning and programming with respect to the critical path and delays that occurred on the project, which was terminated during the detailed design stage.

Projects from this location

  • LNG Terminal Jetty

    Independent expert advice for LNG terminal jetty arbitration case.

    Instructed to provide independent expert advice in the disciplines of programming and delay analysis and to produce an expert delay report for an ICC arbitration case for a US$1bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in South America, the first such facility in the southern hemisphere. The dispute relates to the extent and causes of delay to the project completion date for the construction of a 2km-long steel jetty structure and unloading platform under the Marine Works EPC Subcontract.

Projects from this location

Projects from this location