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Nicola J. Ellis

Advising a major rail operator on contract documents for an Automatic Train Control signaling upgrade contract (c. £760m) using an amended NEC3 Option C.  This involved preparing the documents for the invitation to tender, initially based on NEC3 Option A,  followed by detailed negotiations and drafting and advising on a related technical support agreement.

Advising on the turnkey contract for the design and construction of Line 3 (Circle Line) on its Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit system in Kuala Lumpur.

Advising on the procurement and contracting strategy and on the terms and conditions of the £1.5-2bn signalling and train control contract for the Deep Tube Upgrade Programme (c. £16bn) leading meetings and workshops, drafting contract documents, coordinating review of technical schedules.

Advising a major rail operator on a modular contract for a 30 year £168m whole-life escalator maintenance and upgrade contract for use on a rail network by a major rail provider. The contract used a bespoke set of overarching terms and various works and maintenance modules based on NEC3 Option A.

Advising on a modular contract for a high-value, whole-life lifts project for stations using a modified NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract Option A and a bespoke form of maintenance contract and other modules.

Advising on and preparing the terms and conditions of a Supply Systems and Integration, Rolling Stock and Track maintenance contract for a new metro project using a modified FIDIC Yellow Book and a complete set of contract documents.

Advising on a framework agreement and call-off conditions for the design, supply, installation and maintenance of elevators and escalators across the network for a new metro project using a modified FIDIC Yellow Book for the call-off conditions.

Advising a developer on the procurement strategy and full suite of construction documents for a design and build multi use development (based on JCT Design and Build 2016) to create a new commercial and financial centre on the outskirts of London.

Advising on a subsea cabling project in the UK under a FIDIC Silver Book Turnkey Particular Conditions and drafting associated subcontracts.
Advising a contractor on the EPC contract, design and build subcontract and consultancy services contract and maintenance relating to the design and construction of 200 MW battery storage facility and substation.
Advising a large oil and gas provider on potential claims and disputes in relation to a $3bn EPC contract based on FIDIC to engineer, procure, construct and commission a Liquefied Natural Gas Plant and Associated Facilities.
Advising on contracts for pier construction and ferry procurement c. £200m, involving advising on the procurement strategy with a two stage procurement to allow for early contractor involvement on the pier construction using NEC4 Option A and a bespoke contract for ferry procurement with a 10 year operation and maintenance element. We also advised on the ground investigations appointment based on NEC3 Option B.
Advised a leading e-commerce company on its private wire solar power purchase agreement in relation to the procurement of solar energy for a commercial site.
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