Caspian Sea

An existing port in the Caspian Sea is being enlarged. For this purpose two large breakwaters are built to be able to enlarge the port. Both breakwaters have a length of over 1 km, and is built using Xbloc armour units.

2D model testing has been carried out at the laboratory of Delta Marine Consultants in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Location

Caspian Sea

Project milestones

Physical model testing
May 2009


Start of Xbloc production
December 2009


Start placement
January 2011

Project details

Hs
5.2 m


Water depth
10 m


Length of breakwater
2 km


Size of Xblocs
2.0, 2.5, 3.7, and 4.6 m3


Number of units
28,000

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