Mr Guillermo Lopez is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 15 years of experience in EPC projects, process plants, and mechanical equipment.
Mr Lopez’s work encompasses functional safety and risk engineering activities, including appraisals and project reviews. He provides consulting and litigation support services for legal, insurance, and corporate clients. He provides support in disputes involving engineering, design, construction contracts, planning and estimating, failure to perform and major safety incidents.
His areas of expertise include large rotating equipment such as gas turbines, compressors, and diesel generators. This also includes static equipment such as pressure vessels, heat exchangers, valves, piping, cranes, and lifting equipment. He has experience in the specification of specialist process equipment for concept studies and large-scale projects.
He has investigated accidents resulting from failures in mechanical systems, vehicles and machinery, including losses involving industrial equipment and heavy machinery. Reconstructs and analyses motor vehicle accidents, including locus report and vehicle inspections. Technical investigations of equipment failure related to inadequate design, material and welding defects, manufacturing faults, quality control and incorrect operation of machinery. Analyze and determine cause of vehicle mechanical failures, including drivetrains, steering, suspensions, and brakes. He has a particular interest in evaluating damaged equipment and developing solutions to mitigate economic losses.
Mr Lopez has experience in a range of complex projects and operations from design development to engineering, construction and operation of offshore facilities, gas processing plants, storage terminals and pipelines. He has competencies in construction management, cost and schedule analysis, estimating, contract disputes, errors and omissions, and managing project risks.
He is bilingual in English and Spanish and has lived and worked in the Middle East, Caribbean, India, and North Africa. He has country-specific experience in the U.K., U.A.E., Tunisia, and Trinidad and investigated losses throughout U.K., Europe, Mediterranean, Latin America, and Caribbean.