Xbloc - Effective ware protection for breakwaters and shores

Xbloc for Contractors

The Xbloc is developed by DMC which holds strong links with the construction industry. DMC used its experience in construction to develop a single layer armour unit which is easy to produce, store and place.

Production and placement of single layer armour units has always been consuming a significant amount of time and money in construction of marine works. Therefore simplifying the process of production, storage and placement can achieve large gains. Above this, a significant reduction in material costs, concrete demand, and the amount of units to be placed is another benefit.

DMC is continuously developing applications of the Xbloc resulting in for instance Eco Xbloc and Xbase. Both versions of the Xbloc can be produced using a standard Xbloc mould.

Interesting Links

Video on formwork removal

Placement of 4m3 Xblocs at Port Oriel

Development of concrete armour units

Development and Application of Innovative Breakwater Armour Unit

Reconstruction of the Port Oriel breakwater, first Xbloc application in Europe

Theoretical and experimental study on the placement of Xbloc armour units