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January 31, 2017

Won $98 million in arbitration over power plant property damage and project delay

We secured an arbitration award of nearly $100 million for the owners of an 898 megawatt coal-fired power plant in central Texas after a month-long CPR arbitration in Atlanta, Georgia.  During commissioning, the plant’s boiler overheated, causing substantial property damage and significant project delay.  The contractors who designed and built the plant blamed the event on operator error, and sought over $100 million in their own claims.  However, we proved that the primary causes of the incident were a defective boiler control logic design and contractors’ failure to provide adequate supervision in the control room.