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18. Jul 2012

Nordecon filed an action with a court of arbitration against the Maritime Museum

Nordecon AS filed an action with the Court of Arbitration of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry against the Estonian Maritime Museum, demanding the payment still due from the Estonian Maritime Museum for reconstruction work of the seaplane hangars of the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour.

Nordecon AS filed an action with the Court of Arbitration of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry against the Estonian Maritime Museum, demanding the payment still due from the Estonian Maritime Museum for reconstruction work of the seaplane hangars of the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour.
 
Restoration of the seaplane hangars was unique and complex for both the contracting authority and the builder. In the course of the reconstruction project, several technical solutions needed to be specified and additional work had to be performed that the contracting authority could not foresee during the preparation of the procurement and which made the project as a whole more labour-intensive and expensive than initially planned.
 
Although the seaplane hangars have been complete and open to visitors for months and the structure itself has become an important and very notable cultural object in the Tallinn cityscape, the Estonian Maritime Museum still regrettably owes money to the builder for various contractual works as well as work that was additionally ordered. Nordecon AS has performed its obligations in good faith to ensure the prudent use of the structure and sought to resolve the issues that arose in relation to payment for the work with the Maritime Museum by extrajudicial means for several months, but unfortunately with no result.
 
The financial claims of Nordecon AS against the Estonian Maritime Museum exceed two million euros, including both the construction work performed and services rendered on the basis of the agreement entered into between the parties as well as claims against the Maritime Museum that arose as a result of unjustifiable invoices for water and electricity during the period of construction that exceeded the expectation by up to four times.