The Germans submitted a lower price offer in the reopened bidding for the contract than the other bidder, a consortium of two Lithuanian companies, and is likely to win it.
An appeal against Klaipėda Regional Court's decision to grant a request for interim precautionary measures was filed on March 13, the company said.
This follows a similar appeal filed by Klaipėdos Nafta (Klaipėda Oil), the developer of the LNG terminal project, earlier this week.
However, Erika Tamašauskienė of Klaipėda court told BNS that the court had not yet received hard copy appeals either from Klaipėdos Nafta or from PPS Pipeline Systems, adding that Klaipėdos Nafta had only submitted an electronic version of the appeal.
Unofficial sources have told BNS that the consortium of Kauno Dujotiekio Statyba (Kaunas Pipeline Construction) and Šiaulių Dujotiekio Statyba (Šiauliai Pipeline Construction), which has challenged the results of the reopened bidding, in early March placed a bid worth 115 million litas (EUR 33.3m), excluding VAT, higher than PPS Pipeline Systems' offer of 95 million litas, excluding VAT.
The German company, which lost the previous bid, filed a suit with Klaipėda Regional Court at the start of this year, but it did not ask the court to suspend the procedures.
The court suspended the bidding on March 8 at the Lithuanian consortium's request.
PPS Pipeline Systems more than ten years ago was the general contractor for the construction of Lithuania's Būtingė crude oil terminal. The Austrian engineering and construction group has annual revenues of over 800 million euros and around 3,900 employees.