Insurance Cos. Blame $20M Turbine Failure On Siemens

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT) -- An American International Group Inc. affiliate and five other insurance companies claim Siemens Energy Inc. shirked its engineering oversight obligations for a steam turbine owned by policyholder NRG Energy Inc. and caused $20 million in damages, according to a suit removed to Texas federal court on Thursday.

Siemens signed a $4.6 million engineering services contract with NRG in connection with the construction, assembly and programming of the turbine. A Siemens engineer approved the positioning of the turbine's rotors and gave NRG the green light to proceed,...
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