670Mw Coal Power Plant

Galabovo, south-east Bulgaria

Lignite-fired plant the largest foreign investment in Bulgaria in for 20 years

The Maritza project is a $1.4 billion greenfield investment. The US$ 747 million EPC contract for the Maritza East 1 plant was to provide two 335MW pulverised coal boilers, a Topgas turbogenerator, coal and ash handling systems, and electrical, information and control systems.


Independent expert opinion on the delay to commissioning.

What we did

Detailed delay analysis in 4h increments over an 8 month period to identify critical delays caused by fuel quality issues.

Provided expert evidence in an ICC arbitration.


Established when (Provisory Acceptance Certificate) PAC would have been achieved but for the fuel quality issues.

Project Details
  • Client
  • Year
    2013 - 2014
  • Value
    US$ 747 million
  • Services
    Disruption, Delay
  • Sectors
    Power & Utilities