DMC receives first order for Xbloc in Europe
Gouda, the Netherlands - Delta Marine Consultants bv (DMC) has granted the civil construction company Charles Brand Ltd a licence for the application of the Xbloc for the upgrading of Port of Oriel, Clogherhead, Ireland. Port Oriel will be the first Xbloc application in Europe.
This innovative concrete interlocking armour unit, designed to protect breakwaters and shores, has been developed by a team of coastal engineers of DMC and was introduced September 2003.
The Xbloc has a high hydraulic stability and compared to other reputable single-layer armour units, an improved structural integrity. In addition, the Xbloc offers high cost savings as a result of lower concrete use and straight forward positioning requirements. The Xbloc was tested extensively at various hydraulic laboratories such as Delft Hydraulics and Delft University in the Netherlands, Danish Hydraulic Institute in Denmark and CSIR in South Africa, all with positive results. Xbloc is a registered trademark.
Delta Marine Consultants offers consultancy, project management and engineering design services to clients world-wide. DMC, which exists for more than 25 years, has extensive experience in the areas of coastal & river, port & harbour, offshore, infrastructure and industry.