Thus, Floating Accommodation's claim of SEK 190 million is vehemently rejected by the Swedish Migration Board.
At the beginning of December 2020, the verdict was handed down in Norrköping District Court, where the company was sentenced to pay the legal costs of almost SEK 3.5 million.
Now Floating Accommodations Sweden AB will also reimburse the Swedish Migration Agency's legal costs in the Court of Appeal of just over SEK 600,000.
Floating refugee accommodation
During the large influx of refugees in 2016, the Swedish Migration Agency signed an agreement to lease the ship Ocean Gala to use it as refugee accommodation for more than 1,800 asylum seekers. But no refugees ever came on board. According to the Swedish Migration Agency, Floating Accommodations did not meet the conditions set by the ships docking at an industrial port in Utansjö, outside Härnösand - without the permits required. Floating Accommodations Sweden AB, in turn sued the Swedish Migration Board for breach of contract.