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Walt Wood

Profile Updated: December 9, 2022
Residing In:
Mary Lynne
USAR Combat Engr. 871st Engr. Co. Fort Rich. AK  
Work at Alyeska:

Worked directly for Alyeska from 1980 to 1983 and after this, for numerous engineering firms that provided Engineering services to Alyeska, firms like Christianson Engr., ASRC, and VECO.

Worked on River training structures on the North Slope and along the Dietrich river.

Worked on the Walking Working Surfaces project at all pumps stations and all the other APSC owned facilities.

Repaired the roof of the Valdez Terminal Power plant.

Was involved with the post Exxon Valdez PWS Hatchery protection project at all of the fish hatcheries in the PWS

Numerous sleeving projects from the Wilbur Creek to Thompson Pass.

The (first) PS#! Meter Building Basement project.

There were numerous other projects but the memory is going fast. I can't remember them all.

What's happened since?:

In 1998, I left my Alaska engineering career behind and moved south to Peru South America to work on another project. This one was directing a language translation project that took 6-1/2 years to complete. Note: The Wilbur Creek project took 3 years from start to finish.

I have been working as a missionary with the Quechua Indians in the South central Andean highlands of Peru. My wife and I love the country, people, food, culture just about everything.

Alyeska Story:

I started w/the APSC out of college in 1980. My first project was at PS#4. The PS mgr. was in a panic that mineralization of the hot water lines at the new PLQ was going to require a total rework of the PLQ plumbing system. I was as green as they came. I went there and heard about the problem. I started to wonder, if the water source was the same, and it was, why didn't the temporary work camp have problems like this? Something did not add up. We went to the old camp, took apart some fittings and looked inside, no mineralization. Hmm... Turns out that the cook at the PLQ was jacking up the temperature of the dish washing machine in order to pass the Health Dept. requirements and this was causing the hot water heater to vent often. This was the source of the mineralization that concerned the Mgr. Case solved. I spent more time closing out the project's paperwork than I did solving the problem.

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Dec 03, 2018 at 4:00 AM

Mary Lynne and I will be in Alaska next summer for about 3 months. Hope to see a bunch of my pipeline friends.

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Jul 25, 2018 at 11:34 PM

Posted on: Nov 07, 2015 at 3:20 PM

I enjoyed my years working on the pipeline and I enjoyed the people that I worked with. My date range for working there was between 1980 and 1998.

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