Since 2001, Delta Marine Consultants have been developing an innovative interlocking armour unit designed to protect breakwaters and shores over the long term and in extreme conditions.
The armour unit, called the Xbloc®, is a simple, robust and reliable single layer armour unit. It has considerable structural integrity as an individual element and has great hydraulic stability in the armour layer. Casting and placing the Xbloc® unit is straightforward and is very cost effective. A special toe unit Xbase® has been developed for use with Xbloc® armour. Xbloc® continues to be innovative as the recently developed Eco Xbloc® shows. On this Xbloc® the concrete surface texture can be adjusted to stimulate marine growth and improve the ecological value of the armour unit.
Xbloc and Xbloc projects have won several Awards.