Power Construction China engages ABS & Co for EPC dispute

Power Construction China has engaged ABS & Co for its EPC dispute with NPPMCL amounting to approximately USD 187 million.

ABS & Co is representing Power Construction Corporation of China (Power China) in its dispute with National Power Parks Management Company Limited (NPPMCL).

The dispute arises out of an EPC Contract executed between Power China (the Contractor) and NPPMCL (the Employer) for the construction of an 1230 MW RLNG power plant at Haveli Bahadur Shah, Punjab and the subsequent delays in construction, whereby the Employer imposed liquidated damages on the Contractor. The Contractor has also submitted its claims for extension of time, prolongation costs and other costs arising out of additional works which have not been paid by NPPMCL.

The parties have already exhausted the contractual remedy available before the Dispute Board. ABS & Co did not represent Power China before the Dispute Board and has been engaged for arbitration proceedings only. In line with the principle of dispute avoidance, the firm is currently representing Power China in the negotiation proceedings with NPPMLC to reach an amicable settlement.

The firm’s engagement on this matter is a testament to the strength of our dispute resolution team that is well regarded for its expertise in construction disputes. This adds to a growing list of Chinese contractors that have been represented by the firm including China Three Gorges, Chine Gezhouba Group Company, China Ocean Engineering Company, CR21-G, etc.

On this matter, the team comprises of Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Ahmed Reza Mirza, Bakhtawar Bilal Soofi and Khadeeja Ahmad.

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