Company Profile

Makai Ocean Engineering
Profile last edited on: 11/16/2018      CAGE: 07PW6      UEI: GVLGK73C9DM1

Business Identifier: Ocean engineering and naval architecture
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Location Information

Po Box 1206
Kailua, HI 96734
   (808) 259-8871
Location: Single
Congr. District: 02
County: Honolulu

Public Profile

Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc., an ocean engineering and naval architecture company, provides ocean engineering services and submarine cable installation and planning software solutions. The company offers engineering design services for marine pipeline projects, including pipeline planning, sizing, and performance criteria; initial site surveys; preliminary design and opinion of probable cost; detailed route surveys; final design, specifications, and cost estimation; representation during fabrication and deployment; and inspection. It also provides ocean engineering design and research services in the areas of marine construction planning, analysis, and supervision; deep ocean buoys and mooring systems; aquaculture and mariculture; marine vehicles design, testing, and fabrication; and coastal engineering and surveying. The company also offers various submarine cable installation software solutions, which include MakaiPlan, a software to plan and optimize cable routes and assemblies; MakaiPlan Pro, a solution to plan, optimize, and simulate cable installations; MakaiLay, a cable lay system for the real-time monitoring of the cable during the lay; MLay Seismic, a cable lay system for the real-time monitoring seismic array deployments; Makai DTM, a digital terrain module for MakaiPlan and MakaiPlan Pro; Makai Span, a cable and pipeline span analysis software; and Autoslack, an at-sea monitoring system to control bottom slack. In addition, it provides Makai Voyager, a PC-based geospatially enabled software that fuses and visualizes multi-variate data sets that change in space and time.

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2022 2 DARPA $1,724,703
Project Title: Adaptive Sensor Fusion for Realistic and Autonomous Seabed Models
2022 1 DOE $199,765
Project Title: Automated Wind Transmission Routing and Costing Tool
2022 2 Navy $1,339,896
Project Title: Undersea Sensor Network Performance Modeling and Cost Tool
2022 2 DARPA $1,713,865
Project Title: ExREI (Extended Range Environmental Interrogator) for Accurate Sound Velocity Profiling
2022 1 Navy $139,951
Project Title: Automated Pier Damage and Reconnaissance Tool

Key People / Management

  Jose Andres -- President

  Michael Eldred -- Sr. Mechanical Engineer III

  Dale Jensen -- Division Head: Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC) Systems

  David Lipp -- Senior Ocean Engineer: Cable Control Software Systems

  Greg Rocheleau -- Director of Engineering

  Kevin Shimotsu

  Joseph C Van Ryzin -- Vice President of Engineering

  Joseph Vanryzin

  Kevin Veenstra