You say that you read about this "yesterday," however the link in your article refers to another article dated 20 April 2006. According to the same source, Redwood won the Shell contract in 2007:
Seems entirely plausible to me that AI may have conducted due dilligence on its procurement and not have been able to predict the future.
PS- Can't take credit for this astute observation. Send your link to a friend of mine who noticed.