Power Generation

Need a hand assessing fuel substitution opportunities? Is construction behind schedule and over budget? Or how about investigating the root cause of a turbine failure? We’ve assisted major utility companies and EPC firms with generation and co-generation of power for — well, over a generation.

Case Studies

Engineering, Procurement, and Construction - Change of Scope, or Design Development?

July 1, 2019

Schedule delays, scope changes and increased costs were claimed in a dispute regarding the construction of a utilities facility. Baker & O'Brien assessed the degree of completeness of the FEED and the potential impact on project execution. We produced an expert report, which provided a determination of whether the as-built changes were the result of design development or a change in the scope of work.

How Much is "Old" Fuel Oil Worth?

August 1, 2017

When a fuel oil-fired power plant was sold for demolition and site reclamation, the parties could not agree on the value of the residual fuel oil inventory. Baker & O'Brien determined the "heel" in the residual product, disposition practices and options, and the ultimate product net value. We analyzed the quality of the product and assessed its value.

Sugar Not So Sweet When Fire Damages a Sugar Cane Mill

April 1, 2017

This article pertains to the basis for a business interruption insurance claim for a sugar cane mill that sustained production losses after an explosion and fire. We applied our process operations expertise to understand the basis of the claim as it pertained to sugar cane harvesting, mill operations, capacity utilization, reliability, operating costs, and bagasse utilization. Our expert report-used by the parties in subsequent negotiations-addressed the key point of whether damages had been remediated in an appropriate and timely manner.