TAPS REROUTE MEETS SCHEDULE, BEATS COST ESTIMATE

E. Stephen Newcomer, Patrick G. McDevitt Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. Anchorage Heavy corrosion concentration prompted Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., operator of the TransAlaska Pipeline (TAPS), last year to replace 8.5 miles of 48-in. OD main line in Alaska's Atigun River floodplain. The Atigun project was one of the most successful projects ever undertaken by the company since TAPS' initial construction in 1977. It was completed on schedule and at less cost than the budget estimate,

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