International Projects

Warner can easily fulfill the needs of any project no matter the client’s global location. Click on the photo slide show below to view highlights of Warner’s international projects as well as a sampling of the types of projects and services Warner can—and does—provide to the international marketplace.

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Dubai International Airport – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai International Airport Phase II Expansion project was to provide additional facilities to accommodate the growing airport traffic, which was expected to cater to more than 70 million passengers and 3.5 million tons of cargo per year. The expansion project provided additional buildings, airfield, and ancillary facilities to the total cost of roughly $4 billion. Warner prepared an extension of time and a cost claim for delays associated with late access, the late delivery of free-issue materials, design modifications, and other unforeseen events. Warner’s claims effort included extensive programme (schedule) analysis, progress monitoring, the development of an as-built programme, and the assessment of an opposing expert analysis.

Tren Urbano – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tren Urbano was the first Federal Transit Authority (FTA) sponsored design-build-operate-maintain transit project and is a 10.7-milehigh-capacity, third rail-powered rapid transit system encompassing 16 stations throughout the densely developed adjacent municipalities of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. Total project cost was approximately $2.25 billion. Warner provided independent forensic schedule/delay analysis in preparation for litigation, documenting delays to thes installation caused by the late completion of precedent work by the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority.

The Dubai Mall – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Built at the foot of—as well as an integral component of—the Burj Khalifa, the $2.6 billion project is one of the world’s largest in total area at 12.1 million square feet, accommodating 1,200 shops. Warner was commissioned by the Joint Venture (JV) building the project to provide an assessment of the JV’s extension of time submissions and a strategy for recovery of its claims.Dubai Mall

Doha International Airport – Doha, Qatar

Warner was engaged for work on Doha International Airport’s new terminal and expansion project by a large subcontractor responsible for multimillion dollars of work in the airport’s main terminal building. Warner’s project management scope included: consultation and contract negotiations, schedule and bid analysis, assistance with local business establishments, and schedule and contract administration as required for the project’s entire duration.

Tamoil Refinery – Switzerland

Warner was retained by the project’s contractor to provide expert services on its claims against the owner for additional time and monies associated with the delayed completion date to the Tamoil Refinery plant in Collombey, Switzerland. The project was a renovation and addition to the plant, requiring more than the two million man-hours of total construction work to complete the 340 megaton CHF plant. Warner also evaluated the causation of the delay events and assigned responsibility based upon its findings.

Ibom Power Project – Nigeria

The Ibom Power Project entailed the design/build construction of a $120 million natural gas-fired steam-turbine power plant located at Ikot Abasi in the state of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. In addition to the three turbine generators, the plant contains a water treatment plant, a controls building, and an on-site substation. Warner was engaged to provide a technical assessment on the master project schedule developed by the EPC contractor. Warner reviewed the project status in June 2008 and developed a subsequent completion schedule to meet the August 2009 projected completion date.

Ibom Power Project - Nigeria

Hong Kong International Airport – Hong Kong

The award-winning, 5,000,000 square foot terminal, with approximately 70 gates, cost roughly $1.5 billion to construct, and it accommodates more than 36 million passengers yearly through an extensive use of moving walkways and a dedicated subway. Warner was retained by counsel to determine what events and circumstances caused delays to the construction of the terminal and to quantify each separately. The findings were presented in a lengthy mediation that ultimately resulted in a significant settlement for the counsel’s client.
Hong Kong Airport

The Turks & Caicos Sporting Club – Ambergris Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies

The Turks & Caicos Sporting Club is an 1,100-acre private island. Development plans included a low-density private residential sporting community with approximately 400 sea-view homesites and an equity membership club. Sporting Club amenities include a members’ lodge and spa; guest accommodations and concierge services; a fitness center with tennis and squash courts; a 5,200-foot paved jet strip with custom facilities; a deepwater marina with a 200-foot+ capacity; world-class sportfishing and diving; a fully staffed naturalist center; an equestrian center; and biking, hiking, and bridle trails. Warner was responsible for developing the initial master schedule, followed by a more comprehensive detailed schedule for use by the contractor during the construction of the property.

US Embassy New Office Annex and Compound Buildings – Tirana, Albania

This U.S. Embassy building project for $14.1 million included the addition of several buildings and renovations. At request of the counsel, Warner performed a delay analysis on the project to identify critical delays and to determine whether the subcontractor had been accelerated by the general contractor. The arbitration panel agreed with Warner’s expert testimony and analysis, denying the subcontractor’s claims in full and awarding attorney fees to the general contractor.

Four Seasons Resort – Great Exuma Island, Bahamas

The Four Seasons Resort is the first super-luxury hotel located on Great Exuma, one of the largest of the Bahamian Islands. The Four Seasons is a 183-room, four-star resort hotel and conference center with a casino and retail facilities. Despite being located only 300 miles from Miami, construction of the $110 million hotel required that the contractor build an extensive infrastructure system and worker camp. Warner was retained by the owner to perform a detailed delay analysis and to identify causes of delay and responsibility for a presentation to the arbitration panel.

Qatar Silhouette Tower – Doha, Qatar

The $400 million Qatar Silhouette Tower was originally designed—and its construction contract issued—in November 2005 as a 60-floor, high-rise residential building. The project was partially suspended in September 2007 so that the upper floors of the project could be redesigned to provide for a five-star international hotel. The owner and engineer selected Warner to perform a technical analysis of the events that had adversely affected the project to determine the associated responsibility and financial impact as well as to prepare an expert report of its findings.

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