Alaska Pipeline


Morrison Knudsen and the thousands we employed braved the extreme conditions and isolated terrain and even created special construction techniques to cope with the frozen ground to bring one of the world’s largest pipeline systems to life. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System includes the trans-Alaska crude-oil pipeline, 11 pump stations, several hundred miles of feeder pipelines, and the Valdez Marine Terminal. An incredibly aggressive schedule, the company built the pipeline and load out facilities over a four year period and one year ahead of schedule. ┬áTerminal excavation included 15 million cubic yards of overburden removal along with 35 million cubic yards of grading to prepare the site.