Construction and Engineering/Energy Infrastructure Projects
The Energy team has wide experience in advising and acting domestically and internationally in relation to all aspects of energy infrastructure projects including long term infrastructure contracts, World Bank funding disputes, multi-national pipeline disputes, technical construction and engineering disputes, planning disputes, infrastructure development consents and compulsory purchase, claims for economic loss and disputes arising in relation to public liability insurance.
Members are familiar with the funding and partnering arrangements that have developed around large-scale infrastructure projects and regularly advise in relation to bonds, guarantees and indemnities as well as in relation to insurance and regulatory matters.
Significant matters include those listed under the relevant industry sectors:
• Advising numerous energy companies on matters such as Large Combustion Plant Directive, Habitats Directive, Planning Permission, Electricity Act, utilisation of ash and other waste management issues
• Advising on numerous waste to energy projects and acting in the related disputes – covering all aspects of the project from PFI through to insurance through to environmental contamination
• Advising an engineering firm on manufacture and supply issues arising in relation to large scale waste infrastructure project in the Netherlands
• Acting on behalf of the engineering contractor in arbitration proceedings arising from the construction of a waste to energy power station in Germany
• Advising an engineering firm in relation to economic loss resulting from boiler damage at a Midlands power station
• Acting on behalf of the insurer in TCC proceedings concerning public liability insurance issues arising from an explosion at a power station in Sheffield
• Advising and acting in the private international law and commercial law disputes arising from the construction and utilisation of a Trans-Caspian pipeline
• Advising and acting in financing and force majeure disputes over the construction of power stations in Pakistan