A Denver jury decided Nov. 16 that The Shaw Group, Baton Rouge, La., will have to pay Xcel Energy, Minneapolis, Minn. $40 million for delays and construction costs on the Comanche Unit 3 coal-fired powerplant in Pueblo, Colo. But in a split verdict, the jury also awarded Shaw an undisclosed amount of damages. Photo: Xcel Energy Comanche 3 coal-fired unit is located in Pueblo, Colo. The verdict in district court for city and county of Denver relates to a dispute between Shaw and Xcel Energy regarding a contract entered into in February 2006 to build Xcel’s Comanche Unit 3, which
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.