KHD ordered to pay damages to South American customer

Byjirong

Updated Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:38:47 GMT

Germany: KHD International and its US-based subsidiary Humboldt Wedag (HW Inc) have been ordered to pay damages by a Portuguese arbitration court to a customer in South America. HW Inc’s arbitration claim for disbursement of outstanding payments, reimbursement for a called bank guarantee, as well as additional compensation (for damages) was denied. KHD expects the damages to lead to expenses of Euro15m in its 2015 financial results. The customer has not been named.

“This ruling does not reflect our own or our legal counsel’s expectations in any way. We believe that it is grossly incorrect and will exhaust all promising possibilities for success in proceeding against this judgement,” said KHD International CEO Johan Cnossen. KHD said in a statement that the arbitration award would not have an impact on its forecast results for 2015 as ‘adequate’ provisions had already been set up.