comes increasingly important to helping prevent spills and other problems
with decades-old pipes.
Taku works with Alyeska Pipeline
Services Company, which operates the
pipeline, to provide corrosion and project engineering support for inspection
and maintenance programs, refurbishment, integrity investigations, and decommissioning. Besides maintaining
old equipment, Mott says, the firm does
extensive work with new construction
The engineering firm’s technical staff
share decades of experience working in
Alaska’s unique and varied conditions.
Working within the state’s oil and gas
sector means dealing with everything
from the fluctuating price of oil to
relatively short turnaround times. A
lot of Taku’s work involves testing and
analysis that must be completed within
a narrow seasonal window, Mott says,
while some of the work is done in remote locations with limited resources.
In all those cases, the firm’s northern expertise comes in to play, helping it provide vital services to Alaska’s
primary industry. From ensuring systems meet industry safety standards to
shielding costly infrastructure from environmental wear and tear, Taku is one
of the companies that pave the way for
responsible development throughout
“Our kind of work is critical not only
to maintaining infrastructure, but to
protecting the environment,” Mott says.
Golder Associates, a global firm with
offices in Anchorage, is staffed with
geotechnical engineers and hydrologists and other professionals who do
extensive work with permafrost—one
of the challenging realities of oil and
gas related work in Alaska.
“Where are good places to put things?
That’s what we help people find,” says
Mark Musial, Golder Associates principal.
“Everything we do is below the ground.”
Musial says the firm works with onshore and offshore fields, maps ground
conditions, and measures the potential
for thawing. Golder staff find out where
to build roads or pipelines or where to
find sand or gravel for a particular project. Golder engineers and geologists
stay “quite busy,” Musial says, because
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