Failures in power generation equipment can lead to large re-instatement costs, but because the timescales for reinstatement can be large the business interruption costs can often be the greatest contributor to the total loss.
The root causes of such losses can be complex and can reside with the actions of the operator, the refurbishment shop, the Original Equipment Manufacturer or multiple parties.
At Hawkins, we can offer real-world experience of power station operation and understand the detailed requirements of design and manufacture of typical plant. Our personnel have experience of forensically investigating losses worldwide on a wide range of power generation equipment:
As well as having experience in the power generation industry, we also have experience of investigating incidents at the beginning of the process, when oil and gas are being extracted. Recent investigations include:
The main reason we are appointed is to try to establish the cause of the incident and then to assist with:
Our investigations are often international and we attend the incident as soon as possible after instruction. Obtaining witness evidence is usually the first step in establishing a narrative of events and is often important in determining the cause. A typical investigation might include: