Hvide Sande, Denmark

Ecobeach drainage tubes installed at Hvide Sande, Denmark

Posted on 25 October 2018

In half of the 11 km test area Ecobeach drainage tubes are installed (a  4.7 km section and a small 0.9 km section). According to statistical analyses no significant effect on the beach volume was measured, however, in the end of 2009 the mean diameter of the sediment within the Ecobeach sections was significantly larger than within the reference areas.

 Project data:

  • Realisation: Skagen Innovation Center
  • Location: West coast Denmark
  • Start of the test: 2005
  • Duration of the test: 8 years - present
  • Length of  test area: 11 km


  • Coastal protection performance of the SIC Pressure Equalizing Modules, Hans F. Burcharth, 2008
  • Drainage Tubes versus Sediment – Effect of vertical drainage tubes on the sedimentology and beach processes at the intertidal beach zone, Ekkelenkamp, 2011


Project partners

  • DMC, Delta Marine Consultants