During the detailed design phase of the project, Fluor performed computer modeling that established the feasibility of surface towing of the long rings of pipe under a variety of conditions. As a result, remote fabrication yards were used and 500-foot sections were towed to the site for string installation. This assembly method significantly lowered the project cost and provided greater safety and quality control.
Throughout the course of the pipeline project, Fluor coordinated with the client and various government agencies to assist permit approval, provide data to interested organizations and summarize bid documents for potential contractors. This multi-faceted communication was key to ensure all parties were aligned to meet the project's demanding schedule.