Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

Tonopah, Nevada, United States

World's first utility scale 110 megawatt molten salt solar energy facility

The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy facility in Nevada and the worlds first utility-scale plant to feature advanced molten salt power tower energy storage capabilities. The project delivers 110 megawatts of electricity plus 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage powering 75,000 homes day or night. Originally due to complete in 2013 it entered into commercial operation in June 2016.


Claim evaluation and preparation.

What we did

Embedded with an augmented the Grupo Cobra commercial team. A detailed review of the draft delay analysis was undertaken to identify strengths, weaknesses and recommended changes to maximise the opportunity to settle the claim in commercial negotiations. Provided contractual and claims management support through to project completion. Having submitted the delay analysis and revised claim for internal review we were retained to support the commercial team develop the quantum claim.


HKA assisted Grupo Cobra to investigate subcontractor claims for delays, alleged changes and disruption. HKA prepared for and participated in several mediation sessions for a number of subcontract claim matters, assisting Grupo Cobra to receive favourable settlements.

"It is always an honour to be involved in a world first and that was certainly the case with the Crescent Dunes project.

Although first of its kind, we were able to draw on our experience on pilot solar projects and the wider renewables sector to get the job done.

One way we ensure our goals are aligned with those of our clients is to embed with their commercial teams on site, and that just what we did on this project."
Alann Ramirez
HKA Senior Vice President
Project Details
  • Client
    Grupo Cobra
  • Year
  • Value
    US$ 1 billion
  • Services
  • Sectors
    Power & Utilities