Xbloc applications in Costa Rica and in the Dominican Republic
Gouda, the Netherlands– Delta Marine Consultants has signed 2 new license agreements for Xbloc projects in Costa Rica and in the Dominican Republic.
In Costa Rica, a consortium of Van Oord and BAM International is constructing the Puerto Moin Container Terminal for APM Terminals. The breakwater for this terminal is 1.5km long and will be protected by around 14,000 Xblocs with a weight of 10 tons each. Production of the blocks will start in August 2015. Van Oord will start placement of the blocks on the breakwater in November 2015.
A consortium of Odebrecht, Tecnimont and Ingeniería Estrella is constructing the Punta Catalina Power Plant in the Dominican Republic. Within this project, 2 breakwaters will be built to protect the cooling water intake structure from hurricane waves. These breakwaters will be protected by around 4,000 Xblocs of 7 and 9 tons. Physical model tests for the breakwaters are currently ongoing at the Aalborg University in Denmark. Block production and placement will start this summer.