Chamberz provides contracts and commercial advisory, contracts management, claims consultancy and dispute management services to construction, oil & gas and energy Industries. Chamberz professionals possess hands-on experience in various large scale construction projects in Buildings and Infrastructure projects. Our expertise in building projects includes mass residential buildings, high-tech commercial buildings and turn-key industrial projects.
We have advised and are advising clients in mega infrastructure projects such as airports, railways and ports. Most of these projects are of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. Our combined technical and legal expertise has helped our clients to overcome complex contractual and commercial issues in these projects.
Chamberz possesses vast experience in shipbuilding and downstream oil & gas projects, and has advised several owners, operators and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC contractors). We have handled various shipbuilding projects for new-built and refurbishment of oil rigs, process platforms, floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessels and accommodation barges.
Our downstream oil & gas experience is in construction projects of oil refineries and petrochemical plants. We had been heavily involved in styrene monomer and ethylene cracker plants in South Asia. Chamberz has extensive experience in energy projects in power generation and distribution. Our expertise in power generation projects include hydro-electric and combined cycle plants. We have also advised clients in large scale cross-border power distribution projects.
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Our experience in Building projects includes Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Mixed-Development projects. Our involvement in high-rise residential condominium, public housing (in Singapore) and landed, (detached and semi-detached) housing projects give us variety of exposure to complex contractual and commercial issues. Our commercial building projects’ experience range from high-rise office buildings to R&D facilities involving highly sophisticated finishes and services. We have exposure to large scale industrial projects of manufacturing, sewage treatment and pharmaceutical facilities.
Building projects procured under distinct contractual framework, Design & Build and traditional Build-only projects carry significantly different rights and obligation of the parties to a construction contract. Chamberz professionals have appropriate experience in ascertaining complex design and technical issues in these projects that would enable clients to ascertain their obligations towards the other contracting party.
Our experience in shipbuilding projects include contractual and commercial matters of jack-up and semisubmersible oil rig construction & refurbishment, process platform construction (onshore fabrication & offshore installation), subsea pipeline installations, conversion of ships into FPSO’s including topsides fabrication, installation, testing and commissioning in integration yards.
Chamberz has served EPC contractors and operators of oil rigs in new-build and refurbishment projects of jack-up rigs and semisubmersibles in South and South East Asia in contracts & commercial management and in dispute resolution.
Selection of our experience in rigs projects is given below.
Provided day-to-day contractual and commercial advisory services to an EPC contractor in new-build rig project that included change management, contractual compliance pertaining to delays &claims and periodical project audit at the yard in South Asia.
Provided independent claims review services to an EPC contractor in refurbishment of a jack-up rig project in South Asia that included various changes to the employer’s requirements with reference to the offshore survey carried out on the vessel, consequent delays, delay in delivery of vessel for detailed survey, delay in finalisation of new requirements and non-availability of dry-docking facility due to out of sequence activities.
Chamberz had involved in a number of process platform projects in South Asia and South East Asia. We have provided contracts advisory and independent claims review services to such projects for EPC contractors. One of the projects involved subsea pipelines and integration with platforms built by others and existing platforms. Our services included review of changes from the FEED and P&ID isometric design drawings.
Selection of our experience in process platforms projects is given below.
Provided day-to-day contractual and commercial advisory services to an EPC contractor in new-build process platform project that included change management and contractual compliance pertaining to delays & claims in South Asia.
Provided independent claims review services to an EPC contractor in an offshore project comprising of multiple process platforms connected by subsea pipelines and integrated with new-build platforms of other contractors and existing platforms. Project was executed in various stages including fabrication of topsides in different locations / countries.
Chamberz provided dispute resolution services to an owner in a conversion project of a ship into FPSO that required compliance to the statutory requirements of a South American operator. Services included expert opinion on the claims pursued by a topsides fabrication, installation and T&C contractor from South East Asia. Claims were pertaining to improvements to the fabrication yard, quayside development, offsite fabrication and quality of works carried out.
Selection of our experience in FPSO projects is given below.
Provided expert opinion in an arbitration of a dispute concerning additional costs involved in selection & improvement works to the fabrication yard, additional transportation costs of topsides fabricated offsite and costs concerning defects rectification.
Chamberz have provided various contract, commercial and dispute resolution services in several downstream oil & gas projects such as petrochemical plants, refineries, oil & storage, oil pipeline and terminal projects. Our services to these project included day-to-day contracts & commercial advisory and dispute management.
Chamberz has provided claims consultancy and dispute management services to a number of power distribution projects in South Asia. Services included forensic delay analysis and dispute resolution advisory to the main contractors employed by the government bodies under foreign funding arrangements. Disputes and issues involved price escalation due to delays arising out of force majeure, acts of terrorism and changes in requirements.
Selection of our experience in power distribution projects is given below.
Provided forensic delay analysis services to a main contractor in a project for supply and erection of transmission towers funded by ADB in South Asia.
Provided dispute resolution advisory to a main contractor in order to strategize under a contract for supply and installation of transmission towers for a 400KV transmission line project procured under JBIC ODA loan in South Asia.
Chamberz has involved in claims consultancy and dispute management services to hydroelectric and combined cycle power generation projects in South Asia and South East Asia. The issues in hydroelectric project included force majeure events and changes in geological features of the tunnel that required varying lining requirements that resulted in delays and direct & indirect additional costs. In combined cycle plant construction projects the issues involved unforeseen underground obstructions resulting in huge excavation quantities for underground piping & duct bank works, engineering delays resulting in procurement delays and identification of appropriate measurement method for the works carried out.