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Coastal Engineering Company of Orleans Cape Cod
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Pressure Test Facility 1

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Pressure Test Facility

Coastal Engineering Co. worked with Noah Greenberg Associates Architects and CSI Engineering to design a new Pressure Test Facility to house state of art equipment for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI). Delphi Construction managed the construction, and J&J Concrete Flatwork provided a super flat slab to meet the exact tolerances specified for this scientific testing equipment installation.

The project was undertaken to facilitate WHOI’s advanced work in underwater pressure testing. The new pressure vessel can test scientific equipment at pressures that are equivalent to ocean depths of 14,000 meters or nearly 8.6 miles. This pre-launch pressure testing is an imperative safety procedure that guarantees that the scientific equipment will survive these harsh physical forces when deployed to its designated ocean depth.


  • Structural engineering design and drawings
  • Building modeling in Revit
  • Construction contract administration