Stora Enso and Arauco JV company in Montes del Plata group notified of arbitration proceedings, €200M in claims brought by Andritz subsidiary over contracts for components of Uruguay pulp mill project but disputes claims, will pursue its own claims
June 2, 2014
– Celulosa y Energía Punta Pereira S.A. (“CEPP”), a joint-venture company in the Montes del Plata group formed by Stora Enso and Arauco, has been notified of arbitration proceedings initiated against it by Andritz Pulp Technologies Punta Pereira S.A., a subsidiary of Andritz AG, claiming EUR 200 million. The arbitration relates to contracts for the delivery, construction, installation, commissioning and completion by Andritz of major components of the Montes del Plata pulp mill project located at Punta Pereira in Uruguay. CEPP disputes the claims brought by Andritz and will also actively pursue claims of its own against Andritz for breach by Andritz of its obligations under the contracts.
No provisions have been made concerning the arbitration proceedings.