Ahtna, Alyeska renew Friendship Agreement

Published January 2019

Michelle and Alyeska President Tom Barrett

Michelle and Alyeska President Tom Barrett standing by the pipeline.

Leaders from Ahtna and Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. recently renewed the longstanding Friendship Agreement between the two organizations.

The relationship dates back to July 1974, when Ahtna and Alyeska entered into an Omnibus Agreement that gives each other reciprocal benefits and creates special opportunities. Subsequently, Ahtna Construction, in a joint venture with Trans-Alaska Engineering Company, began construction of the pipeline, laying the first section of pipe on March 27, 1975 at Tonsina River.

In addition to the signing, Ahtna board members and Alyeska leadership discussed the agreement, current matters and upcoming projects.

“We appreciate that they share their traditional lands with us and bring innovative solutions from the exceptional employees along TAPS,” said Alyeska President Tom Barrett. “As our company brings innovation forward for the next 40 years, our relationship with Ahtna will not change, but only grow stronger in partnership.”