Xbloc breakwater armour units to protect new LNG-terminal in the port of Mundra, India

Posted on 12 February 2015

dws-xbloc-mundra-lng-port-770pxBAM Infraconsult announced a license agreement with Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone for the application of Xbloc breakwater armour units in the Mundra LNG project.

Mundra port is located in the Gulf of Kutch in the Northwestern Indian state Gujarat. It is the first Xbloc project in India.

Severe cyclone waves
The new LNG import terminal will be built on a reclaimed land area which will be protected from severe cyclone waves by an Xbloc shore protection.

Construction of the shore protection will start after completion of physical model tests which are currently ongoing. Production and placement of the Xblocs will start later this year and will continue in 2016, BAM Infraconsult said in a statement.

3.000 Xblocs were placed to enforce the breakwater of the LNG-terminal of Dunkerque port in 2012.

Less concrete, placed faster
Xbloc is an innovative and patented concrete armour unit which has been developed by BAM - under its trade name Delta Marine Consultants - for shore protection and breakwaters.

Xblocs have a high hydraulic stability and requires considerably less concrete compared to other armouring systems and furthermore the units can be placed faster.

This news item was originally published on the website of BAM Infraconsult.

Also read on this website
● Xbloc armour units applied for new marina Cadzand-Bad, the Netherlands, 24 November 2014
● Agreement on delivery Xbloc armour units for new coastal road Reunion Island, France, 25 August 2014
● BAM-DMC placed first porous Eco-Xbloc armour units on breakwater of IJmuiden, the Netherlands, 22 January 2014

More information
BAM Infraconsult/Delta Marine Consultants
Gouda, the Netherlands
+31 182 590 650

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