Project Turnaround

Connaught specialize in troubleshooting and turnaround of distressed projects.

We have successfully several turned around commercial, residential, retail, marine, rail, process and Oil & Gas projects in the Middle East and Asia.

Upon deployment, Connaught test for and analyse the underlying root causes, and prepare a high level Report on causes and initial solutions. These Reports are discussed in detail with our Clients, and once agreed are developed into Action Plans to stabilise the Project.

Once Action Plans are finalised, other stakeholders are progressively involved as appropriate, with briefing sessions to explain to all the steps involved in the Turnaround.

Our portfolio of successful turnarounds includes :

Front End

Rescue of failed pre-contract negotiations for a major hospitality development in UAE, designing a bespoke procurement strategy and negotiating agreed contract terms.

Civil

Identification of major logistic changes to a rail tunnel project in Hong Kong, positioning the Contractor to successfully negotiate major claims for additional costs and time.

Rail

Claims for major design delays on the Riyadh metro project, resulting in the award of several months of Extensions of Time.

Marine

Resolution of contract disputes enabling the negotiation and conclusion of a specialist subcontract for a port project in Mauritius.

Oil & Gas

Identification of major claims affecting modular control blocks for a UAE offshore oil production facility, and negotiation of settlement in respect of same. Analysis and settlement of Contractors claims on a capacity upgrade to an onshore UAE gasfield.

Process

Resolution of commissioning issues and major EoT claim for instrumentation changes on mega Water & Sewage Treatment Plants in Hong Kong.

Residential

Lockdown of a prestigious residential tower in Dubai to force the release of Taking Over Certificates and final payments.

Commercial

Restructuring of a stalled office tower in UAE, leveraging unsold units and negotiating a new Financial Close involving the Developer, Municipality, Consultant, Contractor and supply chain.

Hospitality

Re-start of stalled contract negotiations for a major hospitality development in UAE, designing a bespoke procurement strategy and negotiating agreed contract terms.

Retail

Resolution of a termination situation on a stalled retail / office project in Doha, and facilitating agreement between Client and Contractor to reset the Contract price and completion date.