Fluor assembled a project task force comprised of technical experts that peaked at 800 personnel in its Southern California facility. The task force expended more than 3 million work hours on their project scope. Tie-lines and data links connected the office in Alaska with the pumping stations, the Fairbanks construction office, the Valdez terminal, and the task force in California.
More than 7,000 craft workers and supervisors were needed to complete Fluor's $2 billion project scope. Fluor designed and managed ten arctic construction camps, mini-cities, each with its own dormitories and food service, power generation, sewage disposal, heating, and water supply system.
Fluor faced a major logistics challenge with the movement of personnel, materials, and equipment to the northern region of Alaska. Fluor set up a logistics terminal to handle trans-shipment of materials and equipment from the lower 48 states. Trucks and trains converged on Kenmore, Alaska for more than three years, offloading supplies to barges for shipment north. Nearly 400 thousand tons shipped from Kenmore and other points around the globe to job sites in Alaska.
Fluor's largest single task of the project was the 1,000-acre marine terminal at Valdez, which was literally carved out of a mountainside. In addition to three loading berths, Fluor designed the world's largest floating berth at the time and the largest single prefabricated component of the pipeline.