Kvaerner Appeals EC State Aid Ruling

Friday, October 22, 1999
Kvaerner has appealed against a European Commission ruling that it must repay state aid of $44.8 million for alleged over-production at its Warnow shipyard in Germany during 1998. Kvaerner took a provision of $32.4 million - compared to the $43.5 million the Commission is seeking - in the second quarter. Company officials maintain that Kvaerner complied with a technical capacity limit imposed when the yard was acquired in 1992, and was within its rights to boost actual output due to productivity gains.

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