Papeete, French Polynesia

Delta Marine Consultants has signed a license agreement with J.L. Polynesie (Vinci) for the application of Xbloc armour units on Tahiti, French Polynesia. Xblocs will be applied as shore protection on the north side of the island. The design has been prepared by Egis Eau.

Xbloc production and placement is executed by two contractors, J.L. Polynesie and Boyer. The design consists of 0.75m3 Xbloc units and the Xbase will be used as the first row of the shoreprotection.


Papeete, French Polynesia

Project milestones

Production of first Xbloc
September 2013

Placement of first Xbloc
February 2014

Completion phase 1
August 2014

Start of phase 2
September 2014

Project completed
February 2015

Project details

3.1 m

Length of shore protection
640 m

Size of Xblocs
0.75 m3

Number of units

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