‘Shipbuilder IHC from Kinderdijk named in Brazilian corruption case’


The reason for the investigation would be the construction of six ships. In 2013, IHC secured that contract after mediation from a Brazilian agent. The order was worth more than one billion euros. Some of the money paid to the agent would have been used to bribe the executives of the commissioning company.

According to the FD, the case not only embarrasses IHC, but also the Dutch state. He saved the company from bankruptcy six months ago and is currently the sole shareholder through a foundation.

Brazilian justice carried out searches and seizures in the case last week. “IHC has not been notified by the Brazilian or Dutch authorities at this time that it is under investigation,” a spokesman told the newspaper.

It is not the first time that regional companies have been mentioned in bribery scandals. For example, SBM Offshore from Schiedam was one of the main players in an international bribery scandal for many years. Several politicians in Brazil are said to have been bribed. Top executives were sentenced to prison. Damen Shipyards was visited by the FIOD in 2017 in connection with an investigation into foreign corruption.

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