Alyeska Pipeline Marine Terminal Construction

Housing and Pipeline Construction

August 2, 2013

In the spring of 1968, the first major oil discovery was made in Prudhoe Bay. A year later, announcements were made that an 800-mile pipeline would be built to Valdez. Over the next four years, permits were issued, legal and environmental issues worked out, and land claims settled. Work began on building the pipeline in…

Work Force

August 2, 2013

The bronze statue that stands inside the gate to the Alyeska Pipeline Terminal shows five people who represent the workforce that built the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. In October of 1975, construction activity on the pipeline peaked. During that month just over 28,000 people were employed on the project. They worked as laborers, engineers, administrators, office workers,…