MT Højgaard liable for Robin Rigg

Aerial view of Robin Rigg wind farm in the Solway Firth at the half way point of construction.

Robin Rigg wind farm in the Solway Firth

EPC contractor MT Højgaard said it plans to appeal a court ruling that found it liable for foundation grouting problems at the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm.

The case centres on foundations the Danish group produced and installed at the 180MW wind farm in Scotland in 2007/08 for developer E.ON Climate & Renewables.

According to a statement from MT Højgaard: “After deployment, weaknesses were discovered in the concrete structures (the technical term is ‘grouted connections') as a result of errors in the applicable international standards issued and certified by DNV.”

E.ON claimed the contractor was liable – a claim MT Højgaard denied, asserting that it “had observed the applicable international standards as required by the client”.

But the High Court in London ruled that the Danish contractor is liable “due to a legal technicality in the contract”, according to the MT Højgaard statement.

The group will seek permission to bring the ruling before the UK Court of Appeal.  The date for a decision on this remains uncertain.

MT Højgaard's financial result for 2014 will be impaired by a special item of DKr195m ($36m) in relation to the decision, the contractor warned.

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