Not everyone is equipped to fabricate large pipe. Pipe sizes of 24-30” were called for on the project as well as flange weights that approached 2 tons. To perform the project successfully, the fabricator needed space, rigging equipment, and the expertise in how to properly fit, test, and weld the large diameter pipe.
By utilizing a construction plan, reserving the appropriate manpower, and maintaining an organized shop area, Maddox was able to fabricate, clean, paint, and test all of the required sections on time.
Rolls-Royce was already familiar with Maddox because of projects performed on their site. In many cases, contractors will attempt to hold onto material markups as a way to boost margin, but this really only benefits the contractor, not the end user.
By working creatively with the materials supplier and Maddox, Rolls-Royce was able to get what they needed, at a price far below current market pricing, and not sacrifice anything to get it.