News Ireland BAM submits claims for 'hundreds of millions of euro'...

BAM submits claims for ‘hundreds of millions of euro’ on Children’s Hospital project


Hundreds of extra claims amounting to “hundreds of million of euro more” have been submitted by the main contractor on the National Children’s Hospital.

The board of the National Children’s Hospital is expected to reveal that the project, which has been dogged by delays and overruns, is now further behind schedule when they appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee this morning.

David Gunning, the chief officer of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) is expected to tell the Committee, that BAM, the main contractor has been “underperforming as regards project execution and has been extremely assertive as regards claims”.

“Since the commencement of this project there have been hundreds of claims for hundreds of millions of euro and the sheer volume and nature of claims on this project is consuming a significant amount of executive and project team time,” he will say.

It is expected that Mr Gunning will tell the Committee that while the project was behind by four months in November of last year, the delay had increased to six months by the time the site was closed in March as a result of Covid-19.

Mr Gunning will also outline to the Committee the measures which the board have taken against BAM, including withholding 15% of monies invoiced every month as they claim that “despite ongoing engagement with the main contractor, we are still without a valid works programme that is in line with its contractual obligations and we are addressing these issues via the mechanisms allowed to us within the contract.”

Phelim Devine, project director of the NPHDB will tell the Committee progress has been made at a slower pace than projected but the excavation piling and the structural frame to the underground basement for campus wide facilities management, energy centre, and the 1,000-space underground car park are complete.

“By the end of 2020 the building will be topped out to level 4 across the majority of the site,” he is expected to say.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

VIDEO | Vein Ft. Mr blue – Umeniweza ...

Eliud Kipchoge’s Choice of Food Elicits Debate

World record holder Eliud Kipchoge's choice of meal elicited debate globally among his followers and experts. The athlete was...

Vandals Cost Zesco K4 Million

Zesco has recorded a total of 682 vandalism cases from January 2020...

Kavindele Toll Plaza Rakes K1.5 Million per Month

The National Road Fund Agency says it is now collecting over 1.5...

UK says aware of attack on vessel off Yemen coast: Report

The authority later updated the advisory notice on its website to say the “incident is now complete. Vessel and...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you