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November 6, 2021
Making Waves With Sea Engineering

Making Waves With Sea Engineering

Take a look at Sea Engineering’s cutting edge Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling techniques making waves in support of the surf park community with numerical simulation of proposed new wave generation technologies to help assess wave park success and increase surfer stroke. Sea Engineering possesses a diverse yet unique set of skills related to engineering in […]

September 29, 2021
Haleiwa Beach Park Stabilization | GCA Build Hawaii Award

Haleiwa Beach Park Stabilization | GCA Build Hawaii Award

The seawall on the shoreline at Haleiwa Beach Park progressively deteriorated over many years.  The seawall and the surrounding area were closed in April 2018 as a result of safety concerns from the destabilized structures, including the development of sinkholes and significant erosion.  Sea Engineering Inc. served as the design-build contractor for the emergency stabilization […]

September 22, 2021
U.S.S. Arizona Memorial & Floating Dock Damage Repairs

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial & Floating Dock Damage Repairs

Sea Engineering, Inc., as a prime subcontractor to Hawk Contracting Group and Silver Mountain Construction, LLC, for the National Park Service performed repairs to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial floating dock.  The project goal was to repair the floating dock assembly at the memorial to allow re-installation of the access bridge.  This restored public access to […]

September 16, 2021
Project of the Year Award 2021 ASCE Sea Engineering

Project of the Year Award 2021 ASCE Sea Engineering

The Royal Hawaiian Groin Replacement project wins the ASCE Region 8’s Project of the Year for projects under $10M! This is truly an amazing project and we are so appreciative of the recognition! The original Royal Hawaiian Groin, built in 1927, and performs the critical function of holding sand on Waikiki Beach for many years. […]

September 1, 2021
SEI Takes Flight in Hawaiian Airlines Hana Hou Magazine

SEI Takes Flight in Hawaiian Airlines Hana Hou Magazine

Swell on the Way Predicting waves in Hawai‘i is science, art and a little luck Hawaiian Airlines Hana Hou Inflight Magazine From marine construction to undersea robotics, many project timelines are dictated by ocean conditions.  The staff at Sea Engineering, a company started by the University of Hawai‘i’s first ocean engineering grad students, is constantly […]

September 1, 2020
Royal Hawaiian Groin Wins ASCE Best Special Project Award

Royal Hawaiian Groin Wins ASCE Best Special Project Award

The Royal Hawaiian groin, located between the Waikiki Sheraton and the Royal Hawaiian hotels, was originally built in 1927 and was in an extremely deteriorated condition. Failure would have resulted in the destabilization and loss of 1,730 feet of sandy shoreline located to the east of the groin. The Department of Land and Natural Resources […]

July 17, 2020
Kewalo Basin Harbor Improvements GCA Build Hawaii Award

Kewalo Basin Harbor Improvements GCA Build Hawaii Award

Kewalo Basin Harbor, located in Honolulu’s Kaka’ako district, is the gateway to the beautiful south shore of Oahu and the Pacific Ocean. The historic harbor is home to a vibrant commercial boating community. After decades of use, the aged 144-berth harbor was in decay.  Over time, some of the piers had been condemned and others […]

February 20, 2020
Kuhio Beach Stub Groin Achieving Desired Result

Kuhio Beach Stub Groin Achieving Desired Result

Sea Engineering provided coastal engineering and permitting services for the construction of the Kuhio Beach Stub Groin.  The demonstration project consists of 2.5m³ ElcoRock bags forming a groin at Kuhio Beach. In a recent State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) news release, DLNR announces that the stub groin for the Kūhio […]

November 29, 2019
Completion of Waikiki Beach Erosion Control Project

Completion of Waikiki Beach Erosion Control Project

A new beach improvement and shoreline stabilization project to manage Waikiki Beach erosion is complete. The effort between the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) and the Waikīkī Beach Special Improvement District demonstrates a successful public-private partnership with the district funding half of the project cost and providing logistical and technical support through […]

August 15, 2019
PBN’s Fastest 50 for 2019: No. 29 Sea Engineering, Inc.

PBN’s Fastest 50 for 2019: No. 29 Sea Engineering, Inc.

Pacific Business News’ Fastest 50 Growing Companies Sea Engineering has been selected as one of Pacific Business News’ fastest 50 growing companies.  The Honolulu-based company had humble beginnings when it started out, now it has more than 90 employees between various divisions.

July 20, 2019
United States Ship Arizona Memorial Repair

United States Ship Arizona Memorial Repair

USS Arizona Memorial Repair Reopening – Pearl Harbor National Memorial 2019 July Update The National Park Service has posted some great videos of the USS Arizona Memorial work, with one showcasing our crew and boat, the Huki Pau.  Sea Engineering was awarded a contract to assist with repairs to the Arizona Memorial Floating dock.  Sea […]

July 1, 2019
Wave Energy Converter Environmental Monitoring

Wave Energy Converter Environmental Monitoring

Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi launched its second round of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) testing at the U.S. Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site off Marine Corps Base Hawaiʻi on Oʻahu. This is the world’s first demonstration of the potentially transformative capability for WECs to enable persistent oceanographic observation and unmanned, undersea vehicle recharge […]

June 27, 2019
Waikiki Beach Allocated $13M for Preservation

Waikiki Beach Allocated $13M for Preservation

The crumbling structures on Waikiki Beach are all that is keeping the state’s most visited beach from being swept away.  The state budget passed by the Legislature this year includes some $13 million in Waikiki Beach funding, enough to shore up the Royal Hawaiian groin and return a groin to Kuhio Beach where erosion periodically exposes […]

March 15, 2019
Million-Dollar Wave Energy Winner

Million-Dollar Wave Energy Winner

The University of Hawaii Natural Energy Institute will lead a team of researchers to develop a wave energy converter.  Although wave energy is not commercially viable anywhere on large-scale power grids, the next 15 years might bring about a big change.  If successful, wave energy could be another tool to help the State of Hawaii […]

January 27, 2016
Proposal to Stabilize Waikiki Shoreline Moves Forward

Proposal to Stabilize Waikiki Shoreline Moves Forward

A new plan to stabilize a famous stretch of shoreline is moving forward.  The State of Hawaii just released a draft Environmental Assessment for the project. The goal is to stabilize the beach and maintain the approximate width of the 2012 Waikiki Beach sand replenishment project.  Funding will be provided by the state and commercial […]

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