Hess Newark Energy Center



Ahern’s pipe fabrication team had a unique project in the Hess Newark Energy Center in Newark, NJ. Unlike the standard ¼” to 144” diameter piping, Ahern fabricated 388,115 pounds of stainless steel containment piping with all customer supplied materials. The project’s schedule was revised and Ahern’s quick response and accurate pipe fabrication helped the customer install the piping the first time without delay. Consistent and regular communication between Ahern and the customer helped meet the revised schedule deadline and expectations.

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered


  • Ahern’s shop welders averaged 25 years of experience
  • 100% of Ahern’s shop welders were industry certified
  • Ahern’s office team averaged 18 years of experience


  • 97.85% x-ray pass rate
  • No warranty rework required
  • Out of 749 spools, only 3 had quality-related customer reported problems

Issue Resolution

  •  The customer delayed the project and Ahern met their revised schedule for installation

Meeting Deadlines

  • 100% on time completion
  • 100% on time delivery

Budget Certainty

  • Ahern completed the project within 1% of the original estimate


  • No OSHA recordables or lost time injuries