Trans Alaska Pipeline System maintenance shutdown May 6, 2017
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company employees and contractors will perform an 18-hour major maintenance shutdown of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 6. Teams will complete projects along the 800-mile pipeline. Work includes isolation of below-ground piping at the Valdez Marine Terminal for internal integrity inspection using new technology; confirming functionality of newly installed control systems; and routine maintenance on electrical and mechanical systems at various pump stations.
TAPS has other project and major maintenance work planned for upcoming months during a subsequent 18-hour shutdown and multiple short-duration shutdowns that last up to 10 hours. For further information, contact Katie Pesznecker, Alyeska Stakeholder Relations Manager, (907) 227-3357.
About Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
For nearly 40 years, Alyeska has operated the 800-mile Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), safely moving oil from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska south to the Port of Valdez, the northernmost ice-free port in the United States. The pipeline traverses three mountain ranges, permafrost regions and 34 major rivers and streams. Alyeska personnel work in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Valdez and at pump stations and response facilities all along the pipeline. They also operate the Ship Escort/Response Vessel System for Prince William Sound. Alyeska was created to construct, operate and maintain TAPS for owner companies which today are BP Pipelines (Alaska), ConocoPhillips Transportation Alaska, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Unocal Pipeline Company.