As one of the leading producers of energy from offshore wind farms, the UK is investing heavily in offshore HVDC and AC platforms.
Claims can be the result of anything from defective materials to inadequate production and transmission of AC along pipelines to the shore.
This prompts the need for a thorough delay analysis along with an adjustment to time and cost as contractually stipulated and agreed.
Understanding who owns the problem is a great part of what the Kenzie team does when it comes to claims negotiation, so let us begin analysing what went wrong and how best to move forward amicably and in a timely fashion.
Under the leadership of managing director, Joseph Bond, the Kenzie Group is a leader in offshore HVDC construction delay analysis.
As a chartered quantity surveyor, Joseph has worked many years in the construction industry and has extensive knowledge and experience in the energy sector.
Whether it is a faulty offshore transmission station or an onshore receiving station causing the delay, the Kenzie team can analyse the ultimate losses sustained to substantiate claims being lodged.
This is a vital step in moving forward so that work can resume and further losses can be mitigated.
A number of factors can result in a prolongation claim. Sometimes work is delayed due to environmental factors and other times, a disruption in work can result from faulty equipment or defective materials preventing construction from going forward.
Expert negotiations may be required to settle any disputes so that work can resume. Any delay in construction usually results in invoking a prolongation claim.
A substantial delay would obviously necessitate prolonging the term of the contract agreement, but the new date to be agreed might be contested by one or all parties involved. Joseph Bond and the Kenzie team are expert negotiators and we can help come to a resolution quickly.
Since so many factors can result in delays, it may be almost impossible to adjust the timeframe required for an EoT claim.
Offshore HDVC and AC platforms are extremely vulnerable to climatological factors. High winds and rough seas can delay construction and since no one controls the weather, it takes an expert negotiator to settle a new and acceptable timeframe for completion.
If you need a peaceful resolution to an EoT claim, the Kenzie group is here to assist.
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