A breakwater is being built for the Gorgon LNG terminal in North West Australia. The breakwater will be armoured by a large number of Xbloc armour units.
The production of the Xblocs is carried out by BAM Decorient, Indonesia. The Xblocs are produced in the port of Cigading, Java, and loaded onto barges which transport the Xblocs to Australia. The breakwater for the LNG terminal in NW Australia has two purposes, it is the causeway leading to the LNG jetty and it provides shelter for the tug berths. Xbloc placement is done by Thiess and Boskalis.
|February 2010:||Start of Xbloc mould fabrication|
|March 2010:||Start of Xbloc production|
|October 2010:||First Load Out 800 Xblocs|
|March 2011:||Start of placement|
|October 2011:||All Xbloc units produced|
|July 2012:||Xbloc breakwater completed|
|March 2013:||All Xblocs placed|
|Water depth:||9.0 m at DWL|
|Length of breakwater:||2.5 km|
|Size of Xblocs:||1.5 and 6 m3|
|Number of units:||40,200|