Xbloc application in the Mundra LNG project – First Xbloc project in India
Gouda, the Netherlands, 11 February 2015 - BAM Infraconsult bv (under its trade name Delta Marine Consultants (DMC)) has signed a license agreement with Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone for the application of Xbloc breakwater armour units in the Mundra LNG project, which will be the first Xbloc application in India.
The project is located in the Gulf of Kutch in the Northwestern Indian state Gujarat. The LNG import terminal will be built on a reclaimed land area which will be protected from severe cyclone waves by an Xbloc shore protection. Construction of the shore protection will start after completion of physical model tests which are currently ongoing. Production and placement of the Xblocs will start later this year and will continue in 2016.
Xbloc is an innovative and patented concrete armour unit which has been developed by BAM for shore protection and breakwaters and has successfully been applied on various locations around the world since 2004. Xblocs have a high hydraulic stability and offer a large cost reduction. The structure requires considerably less concrete compared to other armouring systems and furthermore the units can be placed faster. Through this innovation breakwaters with Xblocs are more cost effective and sustainable than traditional breakwaters.
BAM Infraconsult bv provides technology and consultancy services on a global basis through its brand Xbloc and trade name Delta Marine Consultants.
Further information: Arno C. Pronk, +31 (0)30 659 86 21.