overhead view of pearl harbor

Last Updated on August 10, 2021

Aerial view of Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Built in the early 1940’s in anticipation of WWII, the Red Hill fuel storage facility buried deep in the mountains above Pearl Harbor is an engineering feat on the scale of Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge. A series of underground tanks, each as tall as a 20-story building, the facility holds two hundred and fifty million gallons of fuel: Enough to supply the United State’s military’s entire Pacific Fleet. Sixty-five years later it is still strategically vital to our nation’s defense, yet recently leaks were discovered in the tanks, which could eventually compromise the Oahu aquifer that supplies Honolulu’s drinking water. Chicago Bridge & Iron was awarded the contract for the massive and complex repair project and Trystar provided temporary power equipment that would need to be specially engineered and manufactured for the unique underground conditions. Working nights and weekends over the Christmas Holidays, Trystar was able to deliver against tight deadlines so that the Red Hill Project could begin work immediately.