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MT Hojgaard wins appeal against Robin Rigg liability

UK: The UK's court of appeals has reversed a decision by the high court to make MT Hojgaard liable for the cost of repairing a grouting failure at E.on's 180MW Robin Rigg offshore project.

E.on's 180MW Robin Rigg project in Scotland
E.on's 180MW Robin Rigg project in Scotland

E.on could file an appeal to the UK's supreme court, but in absence of one, MT Hojgaard would see DKK 195 million (€26 million) returned.

In 2007, the company was awarded the contract by site developer E.on to design, manufacture and install 60 monopile foundations at the project in the Solway Firth between Scotland and England.

After installation, weaknesses were discovered in the grouted connections. E.on claimed that MT Hojgaard was liable for the problem with the structures. MT Hojgaard denied liability arguing that the group had observed the applicable international standards as required by the client.

MT Hojgaard said it had followed the then-international standards set by certification body DNV (now DNV-GL), which were flawed.

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