Strategic Petroleum Reserve Site – EPC Contract
In 2001, a Department of Energy contractor awarded an EPC contract to an oil and gas facilities solutions provider and Andrews Myers client. The contract called for the design and construction of a transportable degasification plant to remove accumulated gas from crude oil stored at the DOE’s strategic petroleum reserves. The plant’s operation exceeded its design capacity. The DOE contractor failed to make final payment to the firm’s client. In addition, the DOE contractor denied the client’s multi-million dollar claim for productivity losses and extra work.
Andrews Myers, with Bill Andrews serving as lead counsel, represented the client in five weeks of arbitration hearings which were held over the course of a year. The distinguished panel of arbitrators handed down an award in the client’s favor for nearly all of the damages sought, plus attorneys’ fees and interest. The opposition received no monetary award on its counterclaim.