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Mekoryuk Bulk Fuel System Installation

Mekoryuk, Alaska

PROJECT SUMMARY

Name of Project
Mekoryuk Bulk Fuel Facilities Installation

Location of Project
Mekoryuk, Alaska

Client
AVEC

Situation
Access to reliable energy is essential for the nearly 200 residents of Mekoryuk, an island community located in the Bering Sea. In 2005, AVEC sought to improve the village’s fuel storage and contracted STG to install three separate tank farms, including all piping, retail sales, fuel dispensers, and appurtenances.

Challenge
The main challenge on this project was working on a remote island in the Bering Sea with tight barge and air freight constraints as well as a lack of available aggregate.

Solution
STG provided the innovative solution to dredged the local harbor to mine sand and rock instead of procuring and barging expensive gravel fill to build the tank pads. This in turn made the small boat harbor usable to the local villagers, which had previously been too shallow to use reliably. To protect the immediate environment against fuel escape and ground contamination in the extremely unlikely event of a leak, STG constructed a containment area. The Mekoryuk fuel storage project required the installation of security fencing and lighting, and the creation of access roads. The three tank farms have a collective holding capacity of 93,500 gallons.

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PROJECT SUMMARY

Name of Project
Mekoryuk Bulk Fuel Facilities Installation

Location of Project
Mekoryuk, Alaska

Client
AVEC

Situation
Access to reliable energy is essential for the nearly 200 residents of Mekoryuk, an island community located in the Bering Sea. In 2005, AVEC sought to improve the village’s fuel storage and contracted STG to install three separate tank farms, including all piping, retail sales, fuel dispensers, and appurtenances.

Challenge
The main challenge on this project was working on a remote island in the Bering Sea with tight barge and air freight constraints as well as a lack of available aggregate.

Solution
STG provided the innovative solution to dredged the local harbor to mine sand and rock instead of procuring and barging expensive gravel fill to build the tank pads. This in turn made the small boat harbor usable to the local villagers, which had previously been too shallow to use reliably. To protect the immediate environment against fuel escape and ground contamination in the extremely unlikely event of a leak, STG constructed a containment area. The Mekoryuk fuel storage project required the installation of security fencing and lighting, and the creation of access roads. The three tank farms have a collective holding capacity of 93,500 gallons.

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