BAM Infraconsult, under its trade name Delta Marine Consultants, has signed a license agreement for the delivery of Xbloc breakwater armour units for the new APM container terminal that is under construction in Puerto Moin, just outside Limón, Costa Rica.

BAM also announced the placement of Xblocs on breakwaters to protect the cooling water intake of a new power plant in the Dominican Republic.

dws-xbloc-apm-puerto-moin-impression-350px-  Impression of breakwaters around the new APM-terminal that is under construction in Puerto Moin.

New APM container terminal
In Costa Rica, a consortium of Van Oord and BAM International is constructing the Puerto Moin Container Terminal for APM Terminals. The breakwater for this terminal is 1.5km long and will be protected by around 14,000 Xblocs with a weight of 10 tons each.

Production of the blocks will start in August 2015. Van Oord will start placement of the blocks on the breakwater in November 2015.

Cooling water intake for new power plant
A consortium of Odebrecht, Tecnimont and Ingeniería Estrella is constructing the Punta Catalina Power Plant in the Dominican Republic.

dws-xbloc-apm-lng-dunkerque2-350oxXblocs have a high hydraulic stability and require less concrete.

Within this project, two breakwaters will be built to protect the cooling water intake structure from hurricane waves. These breakwaters will be protected by around 4,000 Xblocs of 7 and 9 tons.

Physical model tests for the breakwaters are currently ongoing at the Aalborg University in Denmark.

Block production and placement will start this summer.

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

Read also on this website
● Van Oord and BAM International contracted for design and construction new terminal for port Moin, Costa Rica, 15 October 2013
Xbloc breakwater armour units to protect new LNG-terminal in the port of Mundra, India, 12 February 2015
● 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

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