ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant Annex
ANALYSIS OF ENTITLED COMPENSATION LEADS TO RESOLUTION
The ExxonMobil Baytown Olefines Plant Annex is located along the Houston Ship Channel in Baytown, Texas. The Plant is one of the largest ethylene plants in the world with an ethane cracker that has a capacity of 1.5 million tons per year. In 2022, the Plant manufactured 10 billion pounds of petrochemical products which were shipped via pipeline. The Baytown Plant also produces its own electricity and high-pressure steam to use across the complex through operating eleven natural gas congeneration units that generate up to 550 MW.
In 2019, as part of a cleanup and preparation effort to ready the site for a $2 billion expansion, the contractor leading the project and one of its subcontractors solicited a quote from Sprint Waste Services to provide hauling and disposal services for soil and concrete on the project site. In October 2019, Sprint Waste Services was retained via purchase order to provide hauling and disposal services. Sprint Waste Services provided hauling and disposal services in accordance with its purchase orders from October to December 2019 and fully expected to be paid for services rendered. Sprint Waste Services invoiced over $1,000,000 and as per the purchase order, expected payment within 90 days of receipt. The contractor nor the subcontractor paid for services rendered.
Peritia reviewed the project documents which included but were not limited to contracts, subcontracts, invoices, trucking tickets, email correspondence, invoices, and related backup records, as well as, interviewed individuals involved in the project to gain a better understanding of Sprint Waste Services’ performance. Peritia’s team assessed the provided information and formed their expert opinion. Through these findings, Peritia determined that the subcontractor failed to pay Sprint Waste Services in accordance with the purchase order for their services rendered during the project. In addition, Peritia determined the invoiced amounts were reasonable. Finally, Peritia quantified the amounts due to Sprint Waste Services including outstanding invoices and interest accrued. The dispute between Sprint Waste Services and the contractor settled.
Sprint Waste Services
30,000 Tons of Concrete and Soil Material Removed
Oil, Gas & Chemicals
Claims & Expert Witness; Acceleration, Delay & Disruption Claims; Payment Claims; Damage Quantification