The scale of the debts of ailing Chinese manufacturer Suntech was revealed on Friday with a submission to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in relation to the debt protection afforded the company's European unit.
Switzerland based Suntech Power International (SPI) secured a six-month debt moratorium from the judicial authorities in Schaffhausen, Switzerland on June 19th and Chinese parent Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. on Friday submitted a list of creditor claims to the administrator overseeing the moratorium.
SPI itself has creditor claims amounting to $192.7 million and the documents reveal Wuxi Suntech, the company's principal manufacturing unit, which was forced into insolvency this year, has creditor claims totalling $454.3 million. On top of that, Suntech's British Virgin Islands based subsidiary Power Solar Systems Co. Ltd. has creditor claims of $324 million and ‘other affiliates' of Suntech have claims of $23.8 million, adding up to total creditor claims of $994.8 million.
Friday's SEC filing also announced the parent company's subsidiaries in Japan and Singapore Suntech Power Japan Corporation and Suntech Power Investment Pte. Ltd. have been reorganized under the Wuxi Suntech unit.
For a more in-depth look at the ongoing fallout from the Suntech Wuxi insolvency, see the August issue of pv magazine.
This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.