Laslett International’s Managing Director Bob Laslett was engaged by an international law firm on behalf of an international joint venture energy company to provide expert opinion in the form of an Expert Witness report for a major dispute concerning the project management involving the engineering and construction of a gas storage facility in Europe.
Bob Laslett on site at Gas Storage Plant
The dispute had arisen between the Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Management (EPCM) contractor and their employer, concerning the engineering and construction of a very large salt cavern gas storage plant.
Bob Laslett as the appointed expert witness was required to review a large variety of project documents as well as make visits to both the joint venture project offices and the gas storage site in order to review and ascertain the actual facts and status of the project.
Specific work scope and deliverables including but were not limited to the following:
Review of all project documentation, specifically focusing on project management and project engineering. Use of appropriate methodology to identify and ascertain schedule delay cause and effect.
Site visits to familiarise and align with design and engineering documentation as well as progress reports and any specific scope changes etc.
To consider the key event of Mechanical Completion which had been adversely impacted by the detail design and engineering phase and aspects of project management which had to be considered in detail.
Assessment of impact of late issue of construction IFC drawings and continuous revisions to these drawings to the construction sub-contractors.
Provide expert opinion in the form of a detailed and comprehensive report.