BP operates 13 North Slope oil fields, four North Slope
pipelines, and owns a significant interest in six other producing fields in the
Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). Key aspects of BP’s business strategy in
Alaska are the safe, reliable, and efficient development of significant
undeveloped light oil, viscous and heavy oil, and natural gas resources within
the existing North Slope fields. BP
started filing for permits for the Operations Center in 2009 to build on their
man-made Northstar Island. Broadmoor won the contract to build the Operations
Center for this hub in December of 2009 and began working with McDermott, Inc.
on this project in January of 2010.
The BP Northstar Operations Center is a 50,000 square foot
steel building with living quarters, offices, shops and a garage for the ARKTOS
amphibious escape vehicles. The Operations Center is designed for up to 50
people and is located on their manmade island in the Beaufort Sea. The 6 story,
4,000 ton building was constructed in Amelia, Louisiana at the McDermott
Shipyards by Broadmoor.
In contrast to the plain box exterior, the interiors of the
facility feature full wall murals of the breathtaking Alaskan North Slope, and
warm, honey-colored slated wall treatments, frosted glass and very high-tech
control systems complementing comfortable living amenities. The structure was
built to withstand -50 degree temperatures with architectural metal wall panels
with added insulation 3” thick at the walls and 5” on the roof. The facility is blast rated with heavier
steel construction and large hinged vault sized doors and concrete decks.
The module was barged through the Panama Canal before
transiting up the West Coast to Alaska, to Northstar Island.
for BP Exploration Alaska Inc.
Contract Value: $29,900,000
Services: General Contractor