Fluor completed the 800-mile pipeline project for Alyeska despite sub-zero temperatures, rough terrain, and the logistics of moving personnel, material, and equipment to project sites in remote Northern Alaska.
Additionally, Fluor designed and built the 1,000-acre marine terminal with major consideration of the environment and terrain. The company had to consider various conditions when designing the terminal, including onshore topography, offshore water depths, foundation soil, and local environmental design criteria.
As with all Fluor projects, the company took extensive measures to ensure the safety of all personnel working on the project.
On August 1, 1977, after traveling the breadth of Alaska, 824,000 barrels of North Slope crude left Alaska, the first of an estimated 10 billion barrels to journey through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.