ST. JOHNS, Nfld. (CP) -- BAE-Newplan Group Ltd. has filed a statement of claim with the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, alleging that it is owed $20.6 million.
The company provided environmental and engineering services for the proposed project.
Altius said it will vigorously fight the claim, asserting it lacks merit.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Refining Corp., partly owned by Altius, won creditor protection in June after BAE-Newplan Group petitioned to have it declared bankrupt.
A feasibility study for the project in 2006 concluded the refinery, with a projected output of 300,000 barrels of oil per day, would be among the largest and most advanced crude oil processing plants in the world.
The provincial and federal governments signed off on the environmental impact study for the facility earlier this year.
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