CH2M HILL completed a 27.5-mi tundra ice road on the North Slope of Alaska, 11 days ahead of schedule and on budget.
Savant Alaska, LLC hired CH2M HILL to be the lead contractor for the Badami Unit Redevelopment Project, 2009-2010 Tundra Winter road. The road was needed to transport equipment from the North Slope of Alaska to the Badami field, including a 2.5 million lb drilling rig. It ranges from a minimum of 6 in. thick to 5 ft at river and road crossings, made by mixing snow and ice with water making a solid, stable base coating protecting the tundra. The road was built in 32 days with no safety incidents or impact to the environment.