Ed Martin sent Gilbert Bennett to Paddy Daly’s VOCM Open Line Show, this week, to blame the Dome fiasco squarely on Astaldi.
But there was a time when all was la Dolce Vita between Nalcor and Astaldi.
As Nalcor VP Gil Bennett tells it, it seems none of the other international contractors had any original ideas for building Muskrat Falls in a Labrador winter.
Then came along Astaldi.
So, how did Astaldi beat out Canadian Company Aecon for the $1 billion plus Muskrat Falls project?
Well, back in 2013 it may have gone something like this:
Mr. Astaldi might have said to Ed Martin: “We can solve your problem, Mr. Martinelli…we Italians have come to defeat your Labrador winter. We know what we are doing.
But you have never worked in a Labrador winter, says Ed: how can you possibly know how cold it gets up there?