Arctic Directory Sept 2023: Coffman Engineers awarded Atigun Award for Teamwork
Coffman Engineers Inc. said July 17 that it congratulates the Anchorage civil and corrosion control engineering groups for being a part of the team that received Alyeska Pipeline Service's Atigun Award for Teamwork.
Coffman played an integral role on the team that earned the award for their role in the mainline integrity investigation project at pipeline Mile Post 781.14 of the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline that transports oil from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope to Valdez.
Alyeska's Atigun Award recognizes people, teams, and their work to make the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and those around it safer and more efficient, responsible, and innovative.
The long-anticipated pipeline integrity investigation project took place above Keystone Canyon, just north of Valdez, under challenging conditions. The investigation required a deep excavation in an area with steep terrain and loose ground with a pipeline depth of cover of more than 40 feet. Other challenges included unknown subsurface water conditions, inclement weather, and lengthy and steep site access. Through the efforts of all involved, the investigation was completed safely, on time, and without environmental issues.