Beyond our business and technical inputs and skills are our people. Our strength lies in the quality and professionalism of the people who work for us. We have assembled a team of experienced consultants with a wide range of engineering, management, commercial and contractual skills. Our team is capable of delivering the most challenging assignments with complete confidence for a successful outcome for our clients. All of our team members are qualified engineering and construction professionals with significant experience in the management and administration of high value, complex engineering and construction projects in many different countries. Our team members consultants follow a policy of continuing professional development and are members of reputed professional bodies and institutions. Every assignment that we undertake is managed by a senior member acting as the team leader, who is personally responsible for its successful conclusion. Our team consists of following experienced professionals:-
CONSTRUCTION CLAIM EXPERTS-Experience Matters
Mr. Singhal has over 20 years of Indian and international consulting experience involving construction contract disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration/litigation support and expert testimony, project management, engineering/ construction management, cost and schedule control, and process engineering.
As an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes for over 20 years, Mr. Singhal has served as the lead expert on numerous projects having claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$200 million. His project experience includes refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, onshore oil & gas facilities, power plants, infrastructure and commercial and industrial buildings. He has testified in court as well as Indian and international arbitration.
Mr. Singhal has presented at various conferences on wide ranging subjects i.e. claims analysis, entitlement issues, CPM schedule and damages analyses, cumulative impact claims, and claims prevention.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Singhal was Chief Executive Officer for a major engineering, procurement and construction contractor with yearly revenue of USD 400 million. In this role, he had responsibility for overall management and maintaining profit and loss account of the company in Middle East, South East Asia, and India.
The company was one of the largest EPC contractors in the energy sector in India. Prior to this, he worked for more than 10 years for Shell in the Middle East as Corporate Functional Head for Pipeline Projects. Mr. Singhal began his career with Southeast Asia’s largest oil & gas consultancy, Engineers India Limited.
Shishir Kant has over 17 years of experience involving project conceptualization and planning, technical and financial evaluation, engineering and construction management, contract management and risk mitigation, claims and disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration and litigation support, and expert testimony. His project experience includes highways and tollways, roads and bridges, infrastructure development, real estate, development of institutional and industrial complex, and oil and gas manufacturing projects, having costs ranging from US$50,000 to US$1 billion. Mr. Kant has served as claims analyst on numerous construction projects with claims ranging in size from US$100,000 to over US$1 billion. He has testified in court, as well as in Indian and international arbitration.
Mr. Kant has wide exposure with any infrastructure projects sponsored by governmental and international
institutions, involving intricate procedures of policy decisions, statutory approvals and compliance, due diligence, tendering and award of the project. Also, he developed a sound understanding of Public Private Partnership (PPP) environments, while dealing with contractual relationships among stakeholders of large infrastructure projects.
Mr. Kant has a blend of engineering, managerial, and administrative expertise on construction projects while working for private organizations as well as in the public sector (Government of India). Before joining Masin Projects, Mr. Kant was Vice President (Country Head – India) for Gulf Marine Maintenance and Offshore Service LLC, a Dubai-based company providing specialized equipment and services to oil and gas
sector globally. In this role, he led the team responsible for establishing and managing the company’s subsidiary in India. Mr. Kant started his professional career in 1996 with DLF, a leading real estate and infrastructure developer in India.
Mr. A. Agarwala has over 14 years of experience in Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Tendering & Business Development. worked in previous assignments as General Manager (Head) – Corporate Affairs with FERNAS Group, a USD 4 Billion Turkey based diversified conglomerate having interest ranging from Construction, Hospitality, Manufacturing, City Gas Distribution, Renewable Energy and Mining with operation across Asia, Middle East, Europe and Caspian covering 16 countries, as Additional General Manager – Corporate Affairs with Punj Lloyd Group, a diversified conglomerate which operates across the Middle East, Africa, South Africa, China, the Caspian, Asia Pacific, South Asia & Europe and has presence in 24 countries and as Manager – Corporate Affairs & Business Development with Essar Group, a USD 15 Billion multinational conglomerate with operations in more than 20 countries across five continents and revenues of USD 39 billion. • Nurturing group’s relationship with external agencies particularly with the government, strategic institutions and Diplomatic Missions in a well organized, planned and professional manner.
Distinction of having worked with Key Entities like Bureaucrats at Centre and State levels, Foreign Embassies in India, Indian Embassies Abroad, Top Lawyers and Law Firms, Industry Associations like FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM. Proven track record of forming international Joint Ventures and exposure of business development in geographies of the Middle East and South East Asia including India. Proficiency in Networking and Relationship Building with Govt agencies, Diplomatic Missions and Industry Associations.
Mr. V. R. Krishnan having over 40 years of experience in Materials Selection, Material Processing, Corrosion, Welding, Fabrication, Quality Assurance, Corrosion prevention, Materials Performance, Integrity Analysis, Fitness For Purpose (FFP) and Residual Life Analysis (RLA), Under Water Welding, Certification, Trouble Shooting, Corporate Ethics, etc..
Providing specialist services to all EIL-engineered projects both in India and Overseas, catering to the needs of the Refinery, Petrochemical, Chemical, Fertilizer, Gas Processing, Pipeline, Offshore Engineering, Non-Ferrous Metallurgy, Nuclear, Paper, Power, Cement, Infrastructure and Defense Industry Projects. Providing specialized Third Party Consultancy services to the esteemed clients of EIL, in the fields of Materials Selection, Fabrication, Materials Performance, Residual Life Estimation, Life.
Extension, Corrosion Protection, Failure Analysis, Materials Upgradation, Welding Procedures, Repair Welding, Quality Assurance, Inspection, Vendor Evaluation and Certification, review of Manufacturing Procedure Specifications, Inspection & Test Plans. Extensive Experience in Material Selection, Fabrication, Material Processing, Material Performance, Welding, Corrosion, Residual life Analysis, Failure Analysis, and Quality Assurance, Trouble Shooting.
Mr. Manoj Kumar Singh having over 16 years of experience in Oil & Gas, Power & Infra Structure Project Management Professional with over 16 + years of rich Experience in India & Overseas (U.S.A, Muscat, and U.A.E) in Companies like Tata, Essar, Alstom, Cairn Energy, GMR, Adani in area of Project Control (Schedule & Cost) Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring, of Projects in Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Commissioning field.
Experience in Monitoring and executing turnkey / EPC projects with respect to budgeted cost, demand forecasts & time over-runs to ensure timely execution of the projects. Planning, Scheduling Monitoring and leading a team of Planning Engineers for Prioritizing various Engineering Documents / Packages as per work requirement and follow-up of the same with EPC Contractor / Engineering sub-contractor.
Supporting the Overall projects including Pre-Contract support, Proposal Schedule Scope, WBS, and Deliverables Definition, CPM Planning, Resource Loading, Progress Reporting, Performance Monitoring (Earned Value Monitoring), and Change Management. Conducting the cost-benefit analysis of the projects including feasibility studies and assessment of the requirements. Reviewing engineering drawings, technical specifications, cost estimates for execution of the projects; reviewing Contractor’s change order proposals & submittals
Overseeing technical/commercial bid evaluation for project materials including mechanical, civil and electrical. Designing & implementing stringent systems and quality plans/manuals to ensure high-quality standards during all the stages of a project. Procuring project material, coordinating and handling follow-up with vendors for projects. Project Management in Premier Institute & Organization in India.
Mr. Srinivasan Ganapathy is Mechanical Engineer with more than 16 years of experience in Oil & Gas Sector and more than 10 years of experience for Business Development in GCC countries. He has worked with reputed Indian & International Companies. Possessing a wealth of sales, marketing and business development skills. Competent team player, self-starter with positive thinking to achieve management’s Goals Accomplish in training and motivating others to provide a high level of customer service. Proven track record and working experience over 20 years to handle mechanical and instrumentation products catering to all Industries. Strong product knowledge on Valves, Pumps, Pipes, Fittings and filters.
Mr. Nikhil Tiwari is B. Tech Engineers with 8 years of experience in Business Development Professional for EPC project sales in Oil & Gas sector. Team player and contributes by administrating the business development process and directly working to plan and implement marketing activities. Manage workload & prioritize in order to prepare bids, prequalification’s and the ability to summarize complex ideas & communicate them clearly in writing to ensure smooth running of a successful business development team. His experience includes refineries, petrochemical and chemical plants, onshore oil & gas facilities, power plants, infrastructure and commercial and industrial buildings. The primary role to prospect for new clients by networking, cold calling, advertising or other means of generating interest from potential clients. They must then plan persuasive approaches and pitches that will convince potential clients to do business with the company. They must develop a rapport with new clients, and set targets for sales and provide support that will continually improve the relationship. They are also required to grow and retain existing accounts by presenting new solutions and services to clients. Business Development Managers work with mid and senior level management, marketing, and technical staff.
Mr. Sunil Patil having over 15 years of experience in a managerial role in Claims / Contracts / Commercial in UAE, Qatar and India with leading Multinational & Multidisciplinary organizations Now pursuing MSc/LLM Construction Law & Arbitration from RGU, UK. Verse with Pre-Contract and Post Contract Works. Familiar with measurement principles such as IS 1200, CESMM3 and managed Contracts and claims such as FIDIC (Red, Yellow, Silver), Various Indian & middle East Government Contracts , Multilateral funding projects of World Bank, JBIC, ADB and BOT, Concession Agreements and have experience in Major Infrastructure (Roads, Bridges, Utility services, Pipelines, Railways), Buildings, Oil & Gas, Power and Marine (Ports and Breakwaters) projects. Also a member of professional bodies like Institute of Engineers- India, CIArb- UK, RICS-UK, Project Management Association- India, ICADR-India, IITArb-India etc.
Familiar with measurement principles such as IS 1200, CESMM3 and managed Contracts and claims such as FIDIC (Red, Yellow, Silver), Various Indian & middle East Government Contracts , Multilateral funding projects of World Bank, JBIC, ADB and BOT, Concession Agreements and have experience in Major Infrastructure (Roads, Bridges, Utility services, Pipelines, Railways), Buildings, Oil & Gas, Power and Marine (Ports and Breakwaters) projects. Professional bodies like Institute of Engineers- India, CIArb- UK, RICS-UK, Project Management Association- India, ICADR-India, IITArb-India etc.
Mr. Ramalakshman Rao Nagulapally having over 22 years’ experience in project planning (Primavera), execution, development, risk assessment and schedule adherence. He has been actively involved in the core specialization of Planning and Scheduling both with Contracting and consulting firms at domestic and international projects. Core competency in Delay Analysis, Forensic Planning and Claims, Delay Analysis, EOT Claims, involved in preparing/presenting claims for various projects ranging from Buildings, Roads, Drainage, and AirPort etc. Qualified with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Town and Country Planning) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Possessing in-depth knowledge of forensic planning, principles and rigid safety standards required for project environment. UPDA- Qatar “A” Grade Certified Civil Engineer. Member of various esteemed institutions such as Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB), Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE) and Member of Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering Intl (MAACEI) and Member Society of Construction Law.
Mr. Tim Marlow has over 30 years of experience in Expert Delay Analysis and compiled Expert Reports on Delay. He has also compiled reports on the analysis of claims for extension(s) of time and acceleration measures. He has extensive experience in the preparation of construction programmes using critical path analysis techniques, resource scheduling, and programme monitoring of major building projects, including office buildings, hospitals, schools, infrastructure, residential developments, hotel and leisure. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, a Member of The Academy of Experts, a Member of the Expert Witness Institute and passed with merit the MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at Kings College London.
An Expert Witness and compiled Expert Reports on Delay. Also compiled reports on the analysis of claims for extension(s) of time and acceleration measures. Extensive experience in the preparation of construction programmes using critical path analysis techniques, resource scheduling, and programme monitoring of major building projects, including office buildings, hospitals, schools, infrastructure, residential developments, hotel and leisure. pretender, tender and project planning on major commercial schemes in London and the South East of England. Preparation of programmes at all stages of projects, logistic planning, phasing and resource planning. Activity assessment using output data and subcontractor feedback, project progress monitoring, reporting and completion forecasting. Planning responsibilities included defining the Work Breakdown Structure, estimating activities durations based on productivity records and resource availability, identifying dependencies and analysing critical paths, and, producing resource histograms and revenue/ cost curves.
Mr. G Grant FRICS ACIArb is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and practising Arbitrator with over 40 years experience in the fields of Development & Project Management, Cost Management, Contract Administration, Claims Consultancy, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration. Twenty-two of those years have now been spent in the Middle East (7 yrs in Oman, 15 in the UAE). George has held top management positions in leading consultancy and corporate organizations and has completed many assignments throughout the region as well as in India, Africa and the Far East. He now runs his own international construction management consultancy practice based in Dubai and is a board member of various associated companies.
George has successfully pursued and defended multiple multimillion dollar claims and has extensive experience of contracts and commercial management work both in a civil and infrastructure environment. He is a practising Arbitrator, Mediator, Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution Expert.
Dr. Stuart Adam James Carmichael has over 29 years of experience in Delay Analysis. Specialising in forensic planning, project planning, risk assessment and project controls. His speciality is in Managing and Monitoring projects in the area of Earned Value management and metrics. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream/ downstream and pipeline projects and related systems. His experience includes managing and directing engineering and construction efforts, controlling project costs and schedules with effective integrated solutions, and successfully implementing practical and innovative project controls processes.
Delay analysis and programme recovery, obtaining and assessing information required for delay analysis, consisting of reviewing claimant/ defendant documentation and data and producing delay event summaries and associated subnet programmes, identifying impact of delaying events on relevant construction programmes, using time impact and other methods of analysis, reconstructing baseline construction programmes for use as an analytical delay analysis tool, and production of reports. arbitration and adjudication cases undertaking programme reconstructions and retrospective delay analysis and programme recovery.
Responsible for researching, obtaining and assessing information required for delay analysis, consisting of reviewing claimant/ defendant documentation and data and producing delay event summaries and associated subnet programmes, identifying impact of delaying events on relevant construction programmes, using time impact and other methods of analysis, reconstructing baseline construction programmes for use as an analytical delay analysis tool, and production of reports.
Mr. Stuart Blessing has over 20 years of experience in Dispute Analysis in Electrical & Power System. Stuart has extensive experience in the detailed design, specification, installation and commissioning of electrical engineering systems. Also an International Professional Registration Advisor and Interviewer (IPRA & PRI) for the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He assists and advise potential applicants with their applications for Chartered or Incorporated status and also interviews and assess candidates.
He has involved managing and leading teams of engineers and technicians in multicultural environments. His experience extends across Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Industrial and Utility sectors in which he has been a leader in change management. He has been involved in conceptual, FEED and detailed design phases for onshore and offshore, downstream and upstream facilities.
Stuart has extensive experience in the detailed design, specification, installation and commissioning of electrical engineering systems. He has a wide experience, having worked in building design consultancy, power generation and the oil & gas industry. He has extensive knowledge of the CIBSE, IEC, BS EN, API, IEEE, NEC and NFPA industry guides, codes of practice and standards. During his time with Aggreko in Dubai.
Stuart regularly undertakes commissions for the preparation of, but not limited to, concept design, feasibility studies, detailed design, asset surveys and value engineering of power systems. He has recently combined this work with dispute resolution providing independent expert opinion and advising clients on defects and their remediation. Stuart’s principal areas of expertise.
Mr. George Murray has over 40 years of international experience in acting as experts. Mr. George Murray provides expert services in scheduling analysis, quantum (damages), cost analysis, labour productivity, construction management, design and engineering analysis, and management issues. Working both client and EPC Contractor sides on major engineering and construction projects in Europe, South America, Middle East, India, Central and South East Asia. Brings a distinguished record of0 Consulting to corporate and government companies on strategic acquisitions, multibillion dollar project investments, EPC contract management, engineering cost reduction and dispute resolution. Delivering mega projects in Oil, Gas, Refining, Petrochemical, Pipelines, Airports and Light & Heavy Rail.
He is expert in area of Oil & Gas especially offshore work. Advising on investment in multiple acquisitions as well as resolving issues related to project design and delivery on multibillion dollar projects. Compiling Information Memoranda for Investors/Lenders/Insurers for high value projects. Led a technical team of six and reported to the Board.
Completed a 9mmtpa Oil Refinery (India) and implemented best practices in an Oil and Gas EPC company in Kazakhstan. Completed the acquisition of 16% of the UK Cement and Readymix market from Lafarge / Anglo American. Troubleshot a delayed $900m Tube Plant project in Jubail. Conducted a review of a $5Bn+ Oil Refinery prospect in Nigeria. Developed a Concentrating Solar Power Prospect in China and an Oil Refinery prospect in Serbia. Oversight of a US$1.5Bn turnover business on behalf of the Mittal family to implement best in class safety, design, bidding and execution processes for a rapidly expanding Upstream/Downstream Oil and Gas company in Kazakhstan.
Mr. Navid Ahmed, has over 7 years of experience working on construction projects in Commercial & Residential Building, Road & Bridges and Urban infrastructure in India & Saudi Arabia. He has been involved in project control & monitoring experience in developing and implementing: estimates, CPM schedules, resource loading and levelling, risk analysis, earned value management, WBS, OBS, CBS, cost control, cash flow, equipment scheduling and project reporting for multi-discipline projects varying in size from US$50 million to US$1 billion. His planning and scheduling roles have allowed him to have gain valuable experience in project management that is applied to his consulting work in construction claims and delay analysis.
Mr. Ahmed has extensive experience of schedule and delays analysis on MS project and Primavera in the projects of National Highways, Commercial & Residential projects and development projects.
He has performed cost comparison analysis of contractors vs. self-performance to maintain cost controls; reviewed material invoices for approval; reorganizing work schedules and flows to reduce costs and improve efficiency; analyzed construction ability and methodology throughout all phases of the project roadmap.
Prior to being associated with Masin Projects, Mr. Ahmed has worked in the capacity of Senior Planner and scheduler for ATS Infrastructure, Al Shalawi International, Soma Isolux JV, Larsen & Toubro. He was instrumental in analysing cost impact due to variation in quantity and change of scope and also prepared Rate Analysis/budget/estimate and cost to complete the project. He analyzed the impact on time due to delay in deliverables from a client for extension of time. He also identified risk/delay/problem & take corrective action and prepared recovery schedule for any delays. He also prepared damage claim due to various delay.
Mayank Rajput has over 16 years of Project, Contract and Construction Management experience including subcontractor management, risk management, change control and cost forecasting. He is an expert in developing estimates, contingencies, risk analysis, budget preparation, financial statement preparation, auditing, and data analysis for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream/downstream, chemical and manufacturing plant and pipeline projects and related systems.
His experience includes managing and directing engineering and construction efforts, controlling project costs and schedules with effective integrated solutions. He has estimated projects ranging in size from US$10 Million to over US$ 700 million with a consolidated estimate of more than US$ 3.0 billion.
Mr. Rajput provides specialized cost determination and financial analysis capabilities on engineering and construction projects in which disputes arise due to cost overruns, claims for additional payment, change order disputes, progress payment claims, the propriety of costs incurred and charged, and charges for additional corporate/home office/job-site overhead and profit determination. In addition, Mr. Rajput performs analyses on project man-hour, quantity, and periodic cost report data in the support of the quantification of impacts, change orders, productivity loss, and claim quantification. Project Coordination with Planning and Execution, Bidding & Estimation, Costing, Marketing, for Domestic and International EPCC Projects. Experienced enough to self-start the job. Good coordination with the client as well as vendors. Technically sound and always learning attitude, engineered to be an engineer. Expert in Project Coordination with the ability to manage time the important factors. Expertise in coordination to Design & Estimate the project in time and well economical. Result oriented management.
Mr. Adarsh Kumar has over 13 years of experience in contract and claim management and dispute resolution process with focus on Arbitration for the infrastructure projects. He has work experience of managing multiple projects. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream / downstream and pipeline projects and related systems. He is an expert in Developing Schedule, and Delay analyses for oil & gas, process, petrochemical, upstream / downstream and pipeline projects and related systems. His experience for Indian & international consulting in Infrastructure & Energy sector, supporting large scale projects in different capacities. Project management Consultant (PMC) and now in an advisory and consulting capacity specializing in project management & contract management.
Well-developed analytical skills, to support strategic planning, and maximize project profitability. A natural leader and team worker with high personal standards, and an open and creative approach to management. Able to use a strong personality to provide the drive on any project. Claims Preparation and Defense, Commercial Management, Planning, Project Controls, Risk Assessment, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Delay Analysis, Mediation, Adjudication, Arbitration and Expert Witness. Skills in strategy making, feasibility analysis, project planning, project cost control, schedule management, risk advisory, claim management, contract management & stakeholder management.
Mr. Tushar Kanaiyalal Vyas having over 13 + years of experience in Delay Analysis, Scheduling / Monitoring, Schedule development and Implementation, Project schedule risk analysis, Change control. Cross-cultural experience in managing projects right from development to delivery encompassing planning, monitoring and controlling in various phases of project lifecycle.
Overall planning and monitoring of resource, cost, material and machinery for various construction projects using project management tools. The responsibility of conducting review meetings with the key project members from the planning point of view. Updating and Reviewing BSC (Balance Score Card) for Various Projects. Coordination with project managers, project directors, contractors, architects, consultants & other external agencies and ensuring on-time deliverables.
Holds the distinction of managing diverse projects (Industrial, Oil/Petroleum & Infrastructure) for Construction of Industrial & commercial Buildings, Pipe-rack, Roads, Drains & Culverts, Equipment & Tank Foundations, Precast Structure, fabrication, erection & commissioning of Structures, Plants, Pipelines and Equipment i.e. Pumps, Compressors, Vessels, Reactors etc.
Estimation of manpower requirement for the project based on standard productivity. Estimation of Cost to complete the budget monitoring. Daily monitoring of construction progress & reporting to the client, top management & Site Management. Executive Progress Summary Report / Progress Review Presentations to the Top Management on Project Status for periodical review. PCM & issue project MIS to Client & H.O. on daily; weekly & monthly basis. Co-ordination with client personnel for requirements of deliverables and feedback to management on performance and MIS reports.