Court favours Fuhrländer
Former manufacturer’s administrator wins case against Global Wind Power
A German regional court has found in favour of former German wind turbine manufacturer Fuhrländer regarding a licensing infringement case brought against Indian energy group Global Wind Power.
The Cologne regional court has ordered Global Wind Power to pay €50m in “punitive damages” in a judgment that is “final and non-appealable”.
The insolvent Fuhrländer stopped manufacturing turbines in 2013 and the case has been brought by the insolvency administrator Thomas Schmidt.
Global Wind Power is a joint venture between the Reliance ADA Group and the China Ming Yang Wind Power Group.
The insolvency administrator said that “in the interests of the creditors” the “impending enforcement measures may be targeted at more than just (Global Wind Power)”.
It is also “examining the possibility of holding its European subsidiaries liable”.