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Xbloc key to success in Calais

Largest Xbloc in Calais

Posted on 23 October 2018

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The Calais Project is the third Xbloc project which will be carried out together with Bouygues, after successful projects in Reunion Island and in Dunkerque. With Xblocs of 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 m3, the project comprises of the largest block sizes applied so far.. One of the main features of this capital development project is creation of a new 3 kilometer seawall.

The Calais breakwater will be protected by Xbloc concrete armor units with a weight between 10 and 33 tons. The scheme is the third Xbloc project which will be carried out together with Bouygues, after successful projects in Reunion Island and in Dunkerque.

The Xblocs are applied under a license from DMC and are produced in an automated factory. This factory, which is developed by CBE from France, results in continuous quality of the produced blocks and in improved HSE conditions during production.

Watch the video on the project.

 

Goals

These large blocks are needed to protect the new breakwater which will be built in a very exposed environment with extreme tidal currents and wave conditions.

Project partners

  • DMC, Delta Marine Consultants