Baltic Pipe - Denmark
A 70km cross-country gas pipeline in Denmark.
The Blackburn Meadows project was an architecturally unique 30MW Renewable Energy CHP Plant located in Sheffield, built on behalf of E-ON.
An orange translucent clad boiler house forms the key part of the plant and is illuminated from within, with silhouettes of silos and other elements made visible at night creating a local landmark for Sheffield. This striking project received a number of architectural awards.
Imtech Group were engaged to carry out the design, supply and installation of the electrical, control and instrumentation package and erection works for the Boiler Island. The Contract was a bespoke Purchase Order and contained elements from JCT, NEC and FIDIC. The works were subject to over 400 Variation Orders and over 300 Notices of Delay. This was a challenging project technically due to interfaces with specialists and the nature and complexity of the engineering systems.
ALA were engaged by Imtech to conduct a commercial analysis of the account. A primary contemporaneous source of information for disruption was the cable schedules which ALA utilised to trace visits and activities at the junction boxes, these were split into power and control cabling then each visit was plotted on a chart. This analysis revealed that on average junction boxes were visited 34 times to meet new sequencing requirements to prioritise energisation of certain systems.
In order to demonstrate the delay, ALA sliced the project into six periods or windows and conducted a time slice analysis in each delayed period. We reinforced the windows analysis by undertaking an in-depth evaluation of individual systems that had been subjected to significant and repeated change by exploring the granular technical detail of the Boiler Air Flue Gas, Burners, Fuel Dosing Biomass, Trace Heating and integration of HVAC system.
The commercial analysis was disputed. The dispute resolution mechanism in the Contract was Arbitration in Austria under the Vienna Rules. We engaged Austrian Law firm, Honsig & Küenburg to commence Arbitration proceedings. ALA then attended a pre-arbitration meeting in Vienna and were able to reach a satisfactory settlement.
An architecturally unique 30MW Renewable Energy CHP Plant located in Sheffield.
Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories is a striking new build museum on the shores of Lake Windermere.
A range of high pressure large diameter cross country gas pipelines throughout the UK for a multinational specialist pipeline contractor.
Galloper Wind Farm comprised 56 No. 180m tall Siemens wind turbines, two 45km buried subsea export cables and an offshore substation generating 353MW.
The NMPP is among the largest multi-product pipelines in the world, and one of the most complex, spanning a distance of 715km.
Runcorn Waste to Energy Plant was an 80 megawatt plant, which at the time was the largest of its type in Europe.
The conversion of the Olympic Stadium to a football stadium following the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Forest Side Hotel is grade II Victorian mansion built in 1853 in the heart of the Lake District.The project was to restore, renovate and extend the building to form a luxury hotel.
The fit out contract at the Shangri-La Hotel, the Shard London, Europes tallest building.