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Experts in Dispute Advisory Services and Insurance Claims

Dispute Advisory Services

We offer world class litigation support and expert witness services. We count with over 50 experts worldwide, in specialist engineering fields such as: mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, piping/pipeline, process/chemical, civil/structural, materials, drilling, geothermal, SURF, HVAC, scheduling/delay analysis, cost estimation/quantum, commercial.

DAC’s experts are trained via external courses, internal mentoring, and knowledge transfer.

We also offer technical pre-arbitration advice on merits and feasibility.

Insurance Claims – Technical Advice

DAC’s experts are assigned as independent technical experts and forensic engineers for insurers, loss adjusters, brokers, and lawyers, when it comes to equipment failure, fires, contamination, and other perils. We assess the root cause of major and complex equipment failures, as well as the extent of damage, reinstatement options and timeline review for plants such as: refineries, power plants, offshore platforms, manufacturing plants, construction projects; and equipment such as: turbines, compressors, pumps, piping/pipelines, heat exchangers, vessels, tanks, generators, and many others.

We offer world class engineering support.

Accreditations

Oil & Gas – Petrochemical

Our experts are industry leaders in onshore, offshore and midstream projects. From deep water exploration to diesel production, DAC’s experts can support our Clients in the assessment of engineering, procurement, construction and operation of various types of energy facilities, such as: offshore platforms, refineries, petrochemical plants, pipelines, terminals, and storage plants. Our collective experience in design, installation, operation, and maintenance on these unique type of facilities gives us the in-depth expertise required to provide solid technical opinions and provide a complete range of solutions for our clients in these sectors.

Our experts have assessed contracts, schedules, basic and detailed engineering, procurement, construction and the operation & maintenance of several plants worldwide. We can support our Clients in the independent assessment of problems during each of these stages, and provide sound and accurate opinion when projects derail, while quantifying delays and costs incurred.

Power Generation

Our experts have experience in all facets of power generation including the design, installation, operations, and maintenance of different types of plants worldwide. This includes fossil fuels, combined cycle power plants, transmission/distribution systems, and district heating type systems. Our experts have been involved in all stages of the bidding process, design, construction, procurement, installation, and operation of these plants, and especially critical equipment such as: turbines, generators, gearboxes, transformers, boilers, and many others.

Renewable Energy

Our experts have in depth expertise in Renewable Energy facilities such as solar panels, both CSR and PV, geothermal systems, wind energy equipment, hydroelectric plants, biofuel systems, and nuclear plants.  We can support our Clients in all the facets of these interesting projects, from feasibility studies to the assessment of damages in particular types of equipment, regardless of the location worldwide.

Whilst the renewable industry is very popular in common days, its technology keeps evolving every day, and our experts keep up to date by attending courses such as those imparted by the European Energy Centre (EEC).

Construction

Our experts have decades of experience in the construction of several infrastructure and energy plants around the world, providing our clients with in-depth expertise in capital projects from a commercial, technical, delay and quantum analysis perspective. We help our Clients in assessing the root cause of why projects derail, support them in Delay to Start up (DSU) claims, adjudication, arbitration and litigation support on technical, delay and quantum analysis. Our biggest differentiation with other companies in the market has always been the fact that the root of our core services is technical, so we understand not only schedules and costs, but also the engineering fundamentals in capital and complex projects.

Manufacturing

Our experts have been involved in several types of manufacturing facilities, from mining to steel production. We provide technical analysis for the assessment of damages in critical equipment during the manufacturing process of different types of products, including logistics and consequential time an cost impacts. We support our Clients in assessing the best reinstatement options after different perils, such as fires, mechanical breakdown, floods, and many others.