Punta Catalina, Dominican Republic

A consortium of Odebrecht, Tecnimont and Ingeniería Estrella constructed the Punta Catalina Power Plant in the Dominican Republic. Within this project, 2 breakwaters were build to protect the cooling water intake structure from hurricane waves.

These breakwaters are protected by around 4,000 Xblocs of 7 and 9 tons. Physical model tests for the breakwaters took place at the Aalborg University in Denmark. Block production and placement finished in 2019.


Project milestones

First mould on site
October 2015

Production of first Xbloc
October 2015

Project details

4.8 m

Length of breakwater
200 and 400 m

Size of Xblocs
3.0 and 4.0 m3

Number of units

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