EVN seeks damages from Hitachi over plant delays

VIENNA Mon Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST

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VIENNA Dec 9 (Reuters) - Austrian energy company EVN is seeking damages of about 600 million euros ($821 million) from Hitachi over delays to a power plant, it said on Monday.

EVN, which is a 49 percent shareholder in a special purpose entity created for the construction of the Walsum 10 plant, said it was instituting arbitration proceedings against Hitachi and a court action against an insurer.

($1 = 0.7308 euros) (Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Mark Potter)

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