Claims & Dispute Resolution

Activated sludge wastewater treatment plant

Ferdjioua, Algeria
Activated sludge wastewater treatment plant

Activated sludge wastewater treatment plant

Ferdjioua, Algeria

The EPC contractor was a consortium between an Austrian water treatment contractor and a Chinese civil contractor. The consortium was awarded a design-built-operate contract for a biological wastewater treatment plant with activated sludge process for a population of 80,000 - 120,000 inhabitants. The services have been provided to the EPC contractor, through the water treatment contractor, consortium leader.

Challenge

The project was delayed due to circumstances beyond the control of the EPC contractor and significant changes in the scope of the civil works requested by the authorities. Adjustments to the contract were not made and negotiated as changes occurred, so that the customer would automatically apply late delivery penalties. The Contractor and the customer initiated a dispute resolution process to resolve the costs and time.

Claims & Dispute Resolution
  • Assess delays and changes that occurred during construction impacting the contractual completion date (chronology of events).

  • Perform a delay analysis using the baseline programme, introducing revisions, delays and identifying the concurrent delays.

  • Prepare a factual and easy-to-understand narrative that describe the information used, the problem encountered, the analyses carried out, and the results in term of cost and time.

  • Assist the project team to assemble, organize, and review the facts, evidence, and documents to support on the claims.

  • Support and coach local project management team and corporate stakeholders with strategies and negotiations.

  • Act as escalated level in negotiations with the customer.