Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning LLC has received an easement from the Hawaii Community Development Authority to install the underground piping for the project in Kakaako.
The easement for the makai land in Kakaako is a critical step to allow the company to deliver chilled seawater to its customers in downtown Honolulu. The project alsorecently secured a special management area-use permit and a shoreli... from the state of Hawaii, moving it closer to starting construction this year.
“We think this renewable energy project is a very innovative contribution not only to the development of the Kakaako area, but also for reducing the environmental footprint of the entire city of Honolulu,” HCDA Executive Director Anthony Ching said in a statement.
Construction of the Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning project is expected to create more than 900 jobs and generate more than $200 million in construction spending.
“We look forward to the continued cooperation with the HCDA and other agencies to lead the way for a green Honolulu,” Bill Mahlum, CEO and president of Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, said in a statement.