CONEXIG has a team of professionals with vast experience in a large number of sectors in the construction and engineering industry.
In the case of the ENERGY sector, our experts have experience in cases related to: generation, hydroelectric, wind, solar and co-generation energy, transmission, distribution and others.
We present below a series of “Case Studies” based on our experiences, which have been developed, studied and presented by some of our leaders or associate professionals during their careers.
Many more projects and additional details on the listed projects may be presented upon express request.
WIND – RENOVA ENERGÍA: WIND POWER - SUPPLY CHAIN CONTRACT AND RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES
The BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank) determined a methodology to certify and verify the development of parts for windmills in projects they had financed. Brazilian suppliers had to meet conditions in accordance with established milestones. National suppliers were developed to help the sector’s supply chain.
A team of specialized professionals undertook a risk mapping and assessment of Renova’s contract and supply chain with Alstom for the provision of the 127 wind turbines for Umburanas wind farm complex (355.5 MW). This was one of the largest onshore agreements in the wind industry globally at that time. The EUR 320 million contract entailed the delivery, erection and commissioning of the wind turbines. It also included operation and maintenance services for over EUR 1 billion. This was part of an agreement signed in 2013 for the supply of more than 440 wind turbines for a minimum installed capacity of 1.5 GW.
This work provided an objective analysis of the Company’s supply chain planning and execution process to provide specific equipment for its client’s Mill. The analysis considered the quality planning and the status of the development plan according to the schedule and the implementation plan. As a result, a report with conclusions was presented, which showed the differences and recommended the validation of the action plans.
HYDROELECTRIC POWER – BRAZIL – DISPUTE RESOLUTION UHE ESTREITO (CESTE)
Services included the conduction of a Quantum assessment of the direct cost as well as office overhead cost allocation and other indirect cost allocated to the project. Dispute was between a Brazilian and a European contractor that created a joint venture to build the dam. The European contractor had abandoned the job and the parties could not agree on cost spent to the termination date. The project consisted in the construction of the dam of a hydroelectric power plant with a total CAPEX worth about BRL 1 billion.
GENERATION – ECUADOR – EXPERT OPINION IN ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS - ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION CENTER CCQ
A local subcontractor claimed against the foreign general contractor for works awarded by the Ecuadorian government entity in charge of developing power related projects in that country. The purpose of the subcontract was mainly the construction of civil works of three mini hydroelectric plants. The matter of controversy was specifically about: i) the costs related to greater permanence at site; ii) additional costs for over carriage of materials; iii) withholdings and discounts made to payments; v) works not accepted due to alleged rejection of the owner; vi) additional work performed; vii) readjustment of prices (escalation); viii) financial cost incurred due to payment arrears; ix) unearned advance payment. The assignment included providing finance-accounting Expert Witness services as an Arbitral Tribunal appointed expert, determining approximately USD 10 million in damages.
CO-GENERATION – MEXICO – COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT – CDR
This assignment included the preparation and presentation of a USD 120 million claim for project delays and cost overruns, on behalf of the contractor, on a Mexican combined cycle power generation project. The claim was negotiated and agreed by the owner.
HYDROELECTRIC – PERU – HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT – DISPUTE RESOLUTION RELATED SERVICES
Services provided by an expert team included assessing, on behalf of the owner, a USD 100 million claim that related to the construction of a greenfield hydroelectric power plant in Peru. As a result of the presented expert report, the contractor settled the case.
TRANSMISSION – USA – TRANSMISSION LINE – CDR
This assignment awarded by a North American owner included an independent review of an extension of time and related additional costs claim presented by the contractor for a transmission line project in Peru. This transmission line was attached to a large ethanol greenfield plant.
TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT CLAIMS ASSESSMENT FOR MEDIATION WITH POTENTIAL SUBSEQUENT INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION – CDR
Services included the evaluation of construction claims of approximately USD 200 million presented by the contractor for EOT and associated indirect costs. An Expert Report was used to support successful negotiation which was initially heading towards international arbitration.
TRANSMISSION LINE – BRAZIL – CM/PM
Activities included: Design and implementation of the Corporate Governance framework, schedule analysis and project progress monitoring, integration of project disciplines, running the management committee, project reports, deadline deliverable negotiation and establishment of communication procedures. Total project included over 1,100 km of transmission lines across many states in Brazil.
Energy - Colombia - Corporate Investigation - GRFC
We provide a consulting service to a large firm in the energy sector in order to prove the damages suffered from various contracts that were withdrawn due to personal decisions of the contractors and not for the technical reasons alleged by the latter. The client’s objective was to claim consequential damages and lost profits was to support a claim for damages under one of their international insurance policies. As a result, the company was able to support its claims favorably.