– It is clear that it is a pretty unusual location for us, especially considering that it should be handled in a foreign legal system. As far as I know, it is also the largest claims we have ever received, " says Charlotta Lindmark chief legal officer at the Swedish transport administration.
the application has been submitted to an Italian court, of the company Vianini Lavori, together with another Italian company won the contract of the tunnel construction on the Lovön in Ekerö municipality, a part of the project, the Stockholm Bypass, which is led by the Swedish transport administration.
it has, however, been marred by the problem reports and in the winter it was, inter alia, to ”the year's worst building” magazine Byggnadsarbetaren.
In the middle of the march chose the Swedish transport administration to break the contract, according to project manager Johan Brantmark, mainly because of shortcomings in the work environment.
– We put the work environment in the first place and then it becomes natural to go their separate ways when one sees that the contractor is not willing to cooperate fully, " he said to the Swedish newspaper dagens nyheter in march.
Vianini Lavori now a compensation of eur 80 million (836 million), according to a lawsuit that the Dmv received on Tuesday.
– It is an early stage, so I can't give so many details. We shall analyze this now, " says Charlotta Lindmark.
– How we will respond to the claim is difficult to have a precise idea of at the moment, but we will most likely dispute it.
" It's a pretty long document, but briefly you can say that they think attTrafikverket has acted in a manner which, inter alia, damaged their reputation.
" What I can say is that we have felt secure in our decision to terminate the contract, in a decision before it was taken was carefully analysed by our lawyers to ensure that there were sufficient grounds.
Because the claimed amount of damages is so large and directed against the state rules require that the attorney general is connected, and the Swedish transport administration has now initiated a dialogue with them, to consult how the matter should be handled in the future.
and Lovön Interaction AB, the subsidiary that was formed by the Italian firms, was in total worth sek 3.5 billion. For the work that was done before the contract was broken, has the transport department has paid out approximately sek 750 million, a sum which, according to Charlotta Lindmark can be adjusted after the settlement of accounts, and the like.
It is not yet clear with any new contractor for tunnel construction on the north and south of Lovön, a new procurement is being prepared.