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Makai Part of $25M Artificial Reef Project Led by University of Hawaii

August, 2022

The team will develop and deploy reef structures that mimic the formation of natural fringing reef. The system will be installed on the coast of Oahu, led by Makai with support from other local Hawaii marine contractors. The project will run for 5 years with a phased installation. 

E-marine PJSC Commissions MakaiLay Across Their Installation and Repair Fleet

July, 2022

With E-marine PJSC‘s Commission of MakaiLay across their installation and repair fleet, MakaiLay is now being used by over 90% of the global fiber-optic cable laying fleet!

Makai Selected as one of Hawaii’s Best Workplaces

May, 2022

Pacific Business News has selected Makai as one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work for 2022. 

Large Diameter Structured Pipeline Installation Support

March, 2022

In 2021 Makai took on the challenge of designing a safe deployment method for the very large diameter structured pipelines (2.9 m intake and 2.8 m outfall) of the Al-Jubail SWRO Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia. These pipelines supply and discharge seawater to and from the world’s largest desalination plant and are the largest pipelines that Makai has helped install.

Makai’s Subsea Micropiling Technology Selected for ARPA-E Research and Development Project

February, 2022

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) announced that Makai was awarded a research and development project for advanced anchoring and mooring methods. This project focusses on advancing the technology that Makai calls the Remote Anchoring and Micropiling (RAMP) system, for use in marine renewables, with a focus on floating offshore wind.

 

The Century-Old Renewable You’ve Never Heard Of

January, 2022

American Geophysical Union, put together an article in EOS Science News covering the history and current state of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). Makai has been a pioneer of OTEC and related technologies for decades, and we are dedicated to its advancement and eventual commercial adoption.

 

Automatic Route Generation And Cable Network Optimization For Offshore Windfarms

September, 2021

Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. (Makai) has developed a software tool that brings advanced automation and cost savings for subsea terrain-based optimization problems. While this software can be used for a number of terrain based optimization problems, the initial purpose of its development was for automatic subsea cable route engineering. This tool is ideally suited for offshore renewable energy projects such as windfarms due to their complex inter array cable and export cable networks.

Makai Submarine Cable Software Suite Description in UT2 Magazine

April, 2021

Makai’s software suite is suited for various stages of the submarine cable lifecycle. MakaiPlan is used for calculating the optimal cable route across the seabed.

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Upcoming Events

Makai will be attending the following events. If you are attending these, please be sure to reach out to schedule a time to meet while at the event.

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Houston, TX

August 28 – September 1, 2022

Offshore Wind Transmission US

New York, NY

September 20-21, 2022

NDIA Undersea Warfare Fall Conference

Groton, CT

September 26-28, 2022

OCEANS 2022

Hampton Roads, VA

October 17-20

Floating Wind USA 2022

San Francisco, CA

November 8-9, 2022

SubOptic 2023

Bangkok, Thailand

March 13-16, 2023

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