Nuclear Industry Expert in Facility Construction

Case Description:

A nuclear industry expert experienced in facility construction was needed for a case alleging improper competitive conduct and tortuous interference. The plaintiff was a real estate development company which purchased a piece of property for commercial development. The property included a partially constructed but abandoned nuclear power facility. The property was assessed by an independent nuclear engineering firm who later revised the appraisal downward. The plaintiff alleged the defendant, the Fortune 500 energy company which purchased the property for the nuclear power facility, had engaged in tortuous interference to eliminate competing bids and drive its price down.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to provide a nuclear industry expert with knowledge of the cost and construction of nuclear power facilities. The expert was asked to provide property valuation services of the property, specifically to an energy company based on partially constructed facility elements such as tunnels, special grading, and access to a specified volume of water.

Experts Presented:

  • Nuclear Power Expert

    This nuclear power expert has over 40 years of experience in the nuclear power industry. He served for several years with the Nuclear Energy Institute, or NEI, and other policy organizations for the nuclear power industry. His duties with these organizations included oversight of government affairs, technical support, construction project evaluation, and design engineering. At NEI he and his staff represented over 275 domestic and international organizations involved in the commercial nuclear energy industry. Previously this expert served on the Navy's Nuclear Power Examining Board. He has provided congressional testimony on nuclear industry matters. IMS Reference #5006732

  • Nuclear Engineering Expert

    This nuclear engineering expert has more than 30 years of experience in nuclear engineering consulting, assessment, research, and project management. His areas of technical expertise include environmental qualification, facility aging assessments, facility design, systems operability evaluations, thermodynamic/heat transfer modeling, and plant security systems. This expert has developed methodology for assessing radiation and thermal aging effects for condition monitoring. He has published reports, articles, and industry standards on nuclear facilities and the nuclear industry. IMS Reference #500661

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