With a focus on knowledge-based solutions, rhi develops and supports strategies that will manage risk and deliver value.

We engage with the wider market; from development of strategies, capability profiling, commercial management, through to contract close out. This has enabled rhi to build our experience and provide advice at every stage of a client’s asset life cycle. We help mitigate risk, optimise costs and provide innovative solutions to support clients with their decision-making.


  • Protection of project schedules
  • Mitigation of commercial risks
  • Optimisation of costs
  • Avoidance of disputes
  • Introduction of innovation

Dispute Resolution

We understand the complexity of change and the importance of delivering commercial solutions to resolve and avoid disputes.

rhi’s dispute resolution service seeks to avoid and close out disruptive situations to the benefit of our clients. Our services, supported by our comprehensive systems and global knowledge base, means we can advise clients on cultural and economic challenges with technical, quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Through resolution, rhi aims to reduce all commercial risks with the prioritisation of positive and timely outcomes, mitigating risk and the impact of change through our independent analysis and expertise.


What is the optimum contracting strategy for my project?

rhi has experience with a wide range of contracting and compensation strategies. We can work with you from the outset to develop appropriate strategies to support a project’s requirements in terms of time, cost and quality, interface management and risk management, etc.  Development of optimum contracting and compensation strategies, varying from EPC type arrangements incorporating lump sum, reimbursable or target pricing, or a combination of both.

How do I achieve best value in the current market?

We can help establish the optimum supply chain strategy to deliver:

  • Competitive Price – Input to Selection of Appropriate Contract Strategy; Ensuring well defined scope for Tenderers; Effective Tendering Process; Mechanism to Manage Change; Benchmarking.
  • Robust Schedule – Facilitating Early Award; Input to Appropriate Contract Strategy; Market Analysis of Yard Capacity; Benchmarking.
  • Quality – Input to Contractor Selection; Input to Appropriate Contract Strategy.

With rhi, you will have increased confidence in your decision to award contracts to the best value contractors and vendors.

How can I avoid disputes and claims or how can I mitigate and resolve them with minimum impact?

We have years of experience in managing energy construction contracts globally, allowing us to provide:

  • Guidance on the appropriate mechanisms in the contract to evaluate change.
  • Competent personnel on-site to anticipate issues that arise.
  • Effective relationships with contractors to allow issues to be identified as the occur.

Re-assurance that the appropriate mechanisms are built into the contract to manage and measure claims and disputes.

How do I manage change, costs and payments during construction?

rhi has vast experience in post contract administration and can utilise the schedule of rates, quantities and cost by using our rhiCOMS database. With this tool, we can manage change, cost and payments, amending throughout the duration of the project as the scope matures.

Unit rate contracting provides a mechanism for managing change in a project without having obtain new prices from the contractor at a time where they can charge premium costs due to project need.

The activities in rhiCOMS can form a base ‘rules of credit’, allowing a robust mechanism for providing a value of work done, progress measurement and interim payments up until final account.

How do I know there will be capacity in the market to deliver my project?

We work closely with engineers, fabricators, yards and have an in-depth knowledge of the market conditions across the energy industry. rhi can provide analysis specific to your project locations, encompassing weather, political and regulatory conditions that could impact your decision-making.

You are provided with information early to enable you to make informed decisions that account for project specific and market factors.

How do I achieve cost and schedule certainty?

Project teams will have confidence that estimates and schedules are robust, reflect the most likely outturn and recommended contingency levels which reflect the prevalent uncertainties and risks.