An offshore service provider had been awarded the contract for inspection and maintenance of a Single Point Mooring (SPM) Buoy.
During inspection it became apparent that the buoy did not comply with the required specifications. It was unclear how these deviations had come into existence. Was this due to inadequate inspection and maintenance, or did the installation contractor use inferior materials, or did they apply inadequate installation methods, or did other exceptional circumstances cause damage, outside of both parties’ control?
Holwater was able to prepare an expert opinion report on what most likely had caused the damage, and assisted the offshore service provider in a fair and reasonable contractual resolution of this matter.