Award of Damages Caused by Technical Incident at Ignalina Nuclear Facility

01.01.2012 Award of Damages Caused by Technical Incident at Ignalina Nuclear Facility

Due to disagreements with a contractor, the procedure for closing Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, which is financed from EU funds, has been falling behind schedule. This case was of great significance as due to the delays, the EU threatened to terminate its financial support for the plant's decommissioning of about 120 million euros per year.

TGS Baltic represented the state company Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in a civil case where a claim for the award of damages was presented by a group of subjects acting in conformity with a contract on joint activity.

Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant alsopresented a counter-claim against this group of subjects for the award of 17 million euros of damages caused by inappropriate and unqualified framing of the deactivation program.