Makai Research Pier Facility
Located in the South East corner of the island of Oahu, the Makai Research Pier Facility provides easy access to clean near shore waters. The area around the working pier averages four meters in depth, making for a comfortable environment for testing underwater equipment. Tests conducted here range from simple long-term material exposure tests to full-scale wet testing of large multi-component arrays.
In the past, Makai has received numerous awards and recognitions. Its work on the Mini-OTEC project was recognized by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). The firm was also involved in the design and construction management of a mooring and platform, as well as the intake and discharge pipes. In addition, the firm has worked with cable ship operators, federal agencies, and some of the largest defense contractors in the world.