Construction Law: Power Plants and Energy

The significant legal nuances of constructing energy-producing facilities and machinery demand knowledgeable and capable counsel. Our team works in the United States and numerous other countries with utilities, coal-handling facilities, and other power-generating entities—including nuclear generation companies—to bring any project to completion.

Venable’s Construction Law team offers a full suite of legal services, including the preparation and negotiation of major construction contracts, power purchase agreements, engineering services agreements, material-only and services-and-material contracts, non-disclosure agreements, and other contracts. We are also at the forefront of the industry with project controls services, strategically crafted to keep projects on time and on budget. Our lawyers flag issues before they can become problems and work to minimize risk, proactively keeping our clients on task to project completion.

In the event of a dispute, we guide our clients through the resolution process, keeping their business and economic interests top of mind. We engage in mediation, arbitration, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution to work out issues as they arise. Our priorities include maintaining the integrity of a project’s timeline, reducing litigation costs, and fostering more positive relationships between owners, engineers, and contractors.

Our clients seek our counsel in virtually every area of energy- and power-generating construction and technology, and we have significant experience servicing areas that include:

  • Boilers
  • Coal-handling systems
  • Control systems
  • Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems
  • Gas and steam turbines
  • Heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs)
  • Low NOx burners
  • Nuclear generation, waste disposal, and storage
  • Precipitators
  • Selective catalyst reduction (SCR) systems
  • Sewage treatment systems
  • Solar energy
  • Steam generators
  • Wind turbines