Sumburgh, United Kingdom
Sumburgh airport is located on Shetland island, Scotland, UK. The shore protection will be armoured by Xblocs of 6 m3 size. The design has been prepared by RPS in Belfast.
Sumburgh is the third Xbloc project designed by RPS. 3D physical model testing was carried out by Queens University in Belfast. Xbloc casting will start in spring 2013.
The contractor is McLaughlin & Harvey and the Xblocs are placed by Ashleigh Contracts. Ashleigh Contracts also did the placement of the Xblocs for the Port Oriel and Caladh Mor projects.
First mould on site
Production of first Xbloc
Length of shore protection
Size of Xblocs
Number of units