- Aug 17, 2018
- Milton Keynes, England
Most expensive cables I've ever seen were some HV cables to connect a new power plant to the transmission system. The power plant builder who was contracted under a turn key arrangement omitted to order the cables. By the time this was identified they could only source them from one vendor who realising the situation screwed them for $$$$$$$$$$'s. And they weren't acceptable to my employer who made an agreement to take them to enable completion and handover on condition they were replaced at the builder cost within a year of handover. The turnkey contractor then had to hire an An124 to airlift them to the UK, then pay to swap them out for the originally specified cables. Now they were expensive cables, so expensive even Michael Fremer would've been impressed (it was in the tens of millions of dollars by the end).