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Kazakhstan's Ministry sues Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering

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Emergency Situations Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan is suing Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering LLP for failing its public procurement obligations, Tengrinews reports.

According to the website of the Supreme Court, the proceedings were initiated on January 14. The civil plaintiff in the case is the Emergency Situations Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan. The matter will be settled in the Specialized Interdistrict Economic Court of Astana starting on 13 February, 2015. It will be an open court hearing without participation of a public prosecutor.

It s not specified in the court documents currently available precisely which public procurement terms the Ministry of Interior is claiming Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering had violated.

The Committee of Emergency Situations lodged a claim demanding that Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering recognises having provided the public procurement in bad faith and demanded the recovery of punitive damages in the amount of 9,715,600 tenge ($52,675).

Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering Limited Liability Partnership was created in order to implement the project of helicopter production in Kazakhstan under the Framework Agreement between Kazakhstan Engineering National Company JSC and EUROCOPTER (France/Germany) as of 27 October 2010. The first registration date of the Partnership with the justice authorities was December 6, 2010. The date of re-registration was April 8, 2011.

A project on assembly of helicopters is carried out on a parity basis: 50% is held by Kazakhstan Engineering National Company and 50% are held by Airbus Helicopters, which is wholly owned by the Airbus Group, a global defense and aerospace leader.

Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering is the only plant assembling EC-145 helicopters in the CIS. Since the establishment of the partnership on the market of Kazakhstan, the plant has delivered 20 helicopters, of them 14 helicopters were ordered by the Ministry of Emergencies of Kazakhstan and 6 by the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan.

By Dinara Urazova


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