News

18 October 2019

In the production facility in Harlingen, the production of the xbloc plus used for the upgrade of the Afsluitdijk, started.

29 April 2019
Deltaflume tests for the upgrade of the Afsluitdijk

The tests for the upgrade of the Afsluitdijk in the deltaflume have recently started. Click here to watch a video about the test process.

 

 

14 January 2019
First international project with XblocPlus

Delta Marine Consultants have signed a license agreement with Swiss company SEL AG for the use of XblocPlus in the Marina Porto Albania Project. The blocks envisaged to protect the marina against severe storm waves in the Adriatic Sea are 2.5m3 XblocPlus on the breakwater trunk in combination with 3m3 Xbloc units on the breakwater head. Block production is expected to start early 2019 and the objective is to complete the breakwaters by early 2020. The new Marina Porto Albania project will be the first international application of XblocPlus.

7 September 2018
Afsluitdijk

A new video with more background information on the use of XblocPlus on the Aflsuitdijk Project.

18 July 2018
Placement Trials Afsluitdijk

Placement trials have been performed in Zeewolde for the Afsluitdijk project.

3 July 2018

The new concrete armour unit XblocPlus will officially be introduced at the ICCE conference in Baltimore this summer. DMC will be present with a booth and two paper presentations.

4 June 2018

DMC has developed a new armour block which is called the XblocPlus. This block is based on the experiences during 15 years of Xbloc projects around the world. XblocPlus is a single layer concrete armour unit which is placed in a regular pattern: all the blocks on the slope have the same orientation, similar to roof tiles. This simplifies the placement process and it simplifies the approval process.

 

23 May 2018

DMC signed a license agreement for the use of Xbloc on the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services Project in Saudi Arabia. This project comprises the construction of breakwaters and shore protections which will be protected by 180,000 Xblocs in sizes of 1.8 and 2.4 tons.

22 February 2018

8m3 Xblocs of 19 tons are being placed in Calais by the EX1900. 

27 October 2017

DMC signs Xbloc license agreement with China Harbour for placement of Xblocs at the Lekki Port project in Nigeria. Xblocs of 2, 3, and 5m3 will be placed at the breakwater of Lekki Port.

Lekki Port will be a multi-purpose, deep sea port at the heart of Lagos. For more project information please click here

9 October 2017

Within the IGA project in Istanbul, 16m3 blocks are being cast which are the biggest Xblocs applied so far. More photos can be found here.

1 September 2017

The EX 1900 ton was received on the project site of Calais Port 2015. It will be used to place the 14m3 Xblocs (33.6ton) on the breakwater. Please click here for more information. 

28 August 2017

DMC has signed a license agreement with a JV of Kolin and Bayburt for the use of Xbloc in the Filyos Port Project in Turkey. The design of the breakwaters was carried out by Arti Proje and physical model tests were carried out at the AYGM hydraulic facilities in Ankara.

The project will comprise Xblocs of 4m3, 8m3 and 10m3 with a total quantity of 161,000m3.

Xbloc production is well underway and block placement has recently started.

24 August 2017

The Xbloc team will be present during the ICE Breakwater Conference in Liverpool from 5-7 September. We will present 3 papers about our projects and research topics and we will have a booth in the exhibition area.

We look forward to meeting you there.

23 May 2017
16m3 moulds have arrived on site

On site of the Istanbul new airport project, 16m3 Xbloc moulds have arrived. These large Xblocs will be placed at the roundhead of the breakwater, which provides shelter from the waves from the Black Sea.

11 May 2017
Cotonou, Benin received an Award of Excellence

The groynes in Cotonou received an award of excellence by Canadian Consulting Engineer, magazine for professional engineers in construction.

13 February 2017
Cadzand in Dutch newspaper

Photographer Kees van de Veen made photos through the Netherlands, past people, towns and landscapes in which the battle is waged against water. The sea. In the historic center. Along the rivers.

Click here for the article in Dutch.

25 January 2017
Xbloc placement in the Dominican Republic

Xbloc placement has started in the Dominican Republic. The Xbloc trail placement was a success.

23 February 2016
DMC signs Xbloc license agreement with Bouygues for large Calais Port Expansion

BAM Infraconsult, under its trade name Delta Marine Consultants,  has signed a license agreement with Bouygues for the use of Xbloc on the large Expansion of the Calais Port in France.

11 February 2016
Xbloc trial placement in Costa Rica

Last week the Xbloc team visited the project Puerto Moin, in Costa Rica to give the Xbloc placement instruction and guide the trial placement.

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