RWE sues lignite plant consortium for 1.3 bln euros -court

February 2, 2016 2:50 PM

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DUESSELDORF, Germany Feb 2 RWE has sued a consortium involved in the building of German lignite plant Grevenbroich-Neurath in which three workers died, demanding about 1.3 billion euros ($1.42 billion) for "culpable breach of duty", a German court said.

The deaths occurred during construction of the plant in October 2007 when a scaffolding collapsed. As a result, completion was delayed by two years, for which RWE is now claiming damages, a spokesman for the Moenchengladbach regional court said on Tuesday.

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