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Mooring Point Installation

Along Niglikfak, Yukon, & Kuskokwim rivers, Alaska

PROJECT SUMMARY

Name of Project
Mooring Point Installation

Location of Project
Nigilikfak River, Yukon River, Kuskokwim River

Client
USACE

Situation
Mooring points needed to be installed for multiple communities along the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Nigilikfak Rivers. The mooring points are critical for landing crafts to improve the delivery of commodities to the remote communities.

Phase I, 2011-2012: Chevak. Phase II, 2012 Yukon River: Nunam Iqua, Mt. Village, Kotlik, Grayling, Emmonak, Anvik, and Alakanuk. Phase III, 2013 Kusko River: Good News Bay, Kongiganak, Akiachak, Upper and Lower Kalskag, Crooked Creek, and McGrath.

Unique Challenges
There was a vast expanse of river that needed to be covered in one season. The logistical planning around barging, multiple communities, and unpredictable weather created a complex challenge for STG’s team.

Solution
In 2010, STG installed two mooring points as a subcontractor under Phase I of the project along the Niglikfak River. STG was awarded the next two phases of mooring points installation along the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Both Phases II and III were two-year projects that STG completed in a total of 30 days. The rapid project completion is not only a reflection of our expertise in logistics management and project execution, but also of the companies with whom we choose to partner. In this case, we called upon our long-standing relationships with barging and transportation companies that operate in rural Alaska to expedite completion. Our logistics plan needed to cover one barge season and our crews lived on these barges during construction. We completed a two-year project in one-year through excellent logistics planning and skilled construction management and execution.

In 2012 and 2013, USACE presented STG its Celebrate Safety award for safety excellence for Phases II and III of the mooring point project.

PROJECT PHOTOS

PROJECT SUMMARY

Name of Project
Mooring Point Installation

Location of Project
Nigilikfak River, Yukon River, Kuskokwim River

Client
USACE

Situation
Mooring points needed to be installed for multiple communities along the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Nigilikfak Rivers. The mooring points are critical for landing crafts to improve the delivery of commodities to the remote communities.

Phase I, 2011-2012: Chevak. Phase II, 2012 Yukon River: Nunam Iqua, Mt. Village, Kotlik, Grayling, Emmonak, Anvik, and Alakanuk. Phase III, 2013 Kusko River: Good News Bay, Kongiganak, Akiachak, Upper and Lower Kalskag, Crooked Creek, and McGrath.

Unique Challenges
There was a vast expanse of river that needed to be covered in one season. The logistical planning around barging, multiple communities, and unpredictable weather created a complex challenge for STG’s team.

Solution
In 2010, STG installed two mooring points as a subcontractor under Phase I of the project along the Niglikfak River. STG was awarded the next two phases of mooring points installation along the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Both Phases II and III were two-year projects that STG completed in a total of 30 days. The rapid project completion is not only a reflection of our expertise in logistics management and project execution, but also of the companies with whom we choose to partner. In this case, we called upon our long-standing relationships with barging and transportation companies that operate in rural Alaska to expedite completion. Our logistics plan needed to cover one barge season and our crews lived on these barges during construction. We completed a two-year project in one-year through excellent logistics planning and skilled construction management and execution.

In 2012 and 2013, USACE presented STG its Celebrate Safety award for safety excellence for Phases II and III of the mooring point project.