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Location: Anchorage, AK
Providence Alaska Medical Center, located in Anchorage, Alaska, has benefitted greatly from the expertise and continuous support of Alcan. Over the past 15 years, Alcan has undertaken numerous projects on the Providence campus, totaling more than $50 million in value.
Collaboration began with the development of Towers S, T, and U, followed by the construction of campus cottages. Alcan also played a crucial role in the design and build of the Data Center for the remodeled APU building. However, the most significant achievement to date is the expansion of the existing hospital building, encompassing the construction of the impressive 82,000 square foot Tower M. This expansion included the remodeling of 25,000 square feet within the existing hospital, a task that Alcan originally undertook during the “Project 80’s.” Alcan’s commitment to Providence didn’t stop there. We have remained an essential part of the team, supporting the implementation of new initiatives such as intensive care units, operating rooms, labor and delivery rooms, MRI facilities, and specialized care for decontamination. With our specialized skills, Alcan has played a pivotal role in ensuring that Providence Alaska Medical Center continues to offer state-of-the-art healthcare services in Alaska, solidifying its position at the forefront of the industry.
Location: Eilson Airforce Base
The F-35 Weather Shelter project provided hangars for Alaska’s new F-35 fighter jets. The Corps of Engineers provided design for a full 16-bay hangar structure. The hangars were designed to open from both sides, definitively limiting what wall space would be available for mechanical and electrical equipment. The bays were high, meaning lots of time working from lifts. A fire alarm and fire suppression system that if activated, would not damage the aircraft was an important feature of ALCAN’s scope. Electrical work was largely dictated by the hazardous location sections of the NEC, where zones of areas around fuel handling are electrically protected, requiring use of special fittings and materials.
Location: Juneau, Alaska
The Juneau Terminal Reconstruction project, undertaken by Dawson Construction, aimed to revamp the terminal building located in Juneau, Alaska. The project followed a highly prescriptive work sequence consisting of five phases to ensure the successful completion of the construction and remodeling tasks.
The initial two phases of the project involved meticulous preparation for the demolition of the older section of the terminal building. Alcan, focused on separating the existing electrical and low-voltage systems from the areas designated for demolition. Following the demolition, a new two-story structure was constructed in its place. Remodeling work was also carried out on certain portions of the pre-existing facility to enhance the transition between the new and existing spaces. Alcan performed all electrical tasks throughout the project.
Location: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
Alcan’s presence in Alaska has been statewide since its inception, inclusive of the North Slope. Alcan has continuously maintained relationships with oil service support companies with Schlumberger being the most prominent. Alcan’s most recent project was a Waste Disposal Facility completed in 2019. Comprised of thirteen modules, Alcan performed as design-assist and electrical installer during fabrication in Anchorage and final assembly at Prudhoe. Close coordination was important throughout the process both with Schlumberger and British Petroleum, particularly for meeting electrical process control requirements. This project followed a long history of performing electrical installations complete with industrial controls for multiple facilities including the original development of Oooguruk On-Shore and Off-Shore processing and Spy Island facilities.
Location: Anchorage, AK
Alcan was a subcontractor to Neeser Construction for this large electrical design-build project. Alcan’s project team, accompanied by the electrical engineer and others on the design team, visited a short list of prisons in Washington state, interviewing maintenance and operations personnel with the express goal of building the best facility for what was to be Alaska’s largest corrections facility. Observations from that tour provided contributions to design. Electrically, this project started with a 12,470-volt loop fed distribution system supporting five buildings with nine medium-voltage transformers and three generators operating in parallel to support the entire facility on minimum operational standby for a period of 14-days.
Location: Anchorage, AK
Alcan performed in a design-assist to electrical implementation capacity for the Anchorage Fish Hatchery with Kiewit Construction. The design focus was on long-term viability of the electrical system. The success of the Anchorage Fish Hatchery, a facility that can basically be controlled with a smart phone, was accomplished in no small part by capitalizing on Alcan’s expertise in electrical controls. Alcan also performed as the electrical subcontractor for the Fairbanks Fish Hatchery, a smaller facility but nonetheless, comprised of power and controls designed to support specific fish species.