Fluor was the architect-engineering contractor for the DOE, providing design, procurement support and construction services. Design support included 13 drilled crossings, 137 foreign pipeline crossings, 17 highway/road crossings, nine railroad crossings and construction of a large concrete-lined drainage channel. Fluor handled most of the environmental and design permitting activities including a cultural resources survey. This survey found four archaeological sites. Three of the sites were avoided by directional drilling. The other site was fenced, and the pipeline routed around it.
A complete quality assurance program covered the design, some government-purchased equipment and construction. Scheduling was a key consideration on this project, and it was facilitated by right-of-way acquisition work that accelerated the effort. To control the schedule, Fluor developed an integrated computerized cost and schedule system.