20 June 2022
Delta Marine Consultants to explore feasibility of modular coastal  protection system in Singapore

Modular system is based on DMC’s proven XblocPlus solution for coastal protection, which will be tailored to suit Singapore’s wave climate and local site conditions.

Singapore, 20 June 2022 – Delta Marine Consultants (DMC) will work with national coastal protection agency PUB to assess the feasibility of implementing its modular system, XblocPlus, along suitable sections of Singapore’s coastline to tackle sea level rise.

18 February 2022

Last summer 32 special blocks were placed on the dike. These blocks are made of various innovative concrete mixes which all reduce the carbon footprint of the material. 

10 December 2021
XblocPlus placement La Reunion

First XblocPlus blocs placed at La Reunion airport.

27 September 2021
Breakwater of new port of Calais

The SPD-Calais prepared a dedicated website showing many photos and impressive videos of the works during the construction of the new port of Calais.

This spectacular video shows the 3km breakwater which is protected by 16,500 Xblocs.

(Video courtesy of Society des Ports du Détroit.)

22 June 2021
XblocPlus placement is progressing succesfully at the Vistula Spit project.

This video gives a good impression of the fast placement of the blocks and the progress of the project by Besix – NDI.

17 June 2021

We are pleased to announce that Delta Marine Consultants (DMC), is participating in the upcoming Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), which will take place virtually from 21 June 2021 to 2 July 2021. 

18 May 2021

Last week the first XP-Trans blocks were cast by Zbych - Pol & Mobet for the Vistula Spit Project in Pol

11 May 2021
Working on ecological solutions

Fish migration river in Afsluitdijk is the ecological solution for future marine engineering projects in similar situations.

22 April 2021

30 Moulds for the production of the XblocPlus to be used for the airport of La Reunion are shipped to the island. 

19 March 2021

For a new project in Africa, trial casts with XblocPlus have been performed. More news to follow soon!

19 March 2021

The presentation on Seismic Design for Kivi Offshore and Kivi Geotechnics of 18 March 2021, was attended by 120 participants. In cooperation with Fugro, our colleagues Marco van den Berg and Johan van Staveren had put together an interesting program for the participants.

1 December 2020
Opening of new water laboratory

On Friday 11 September, the new premises of our water laboratory in Gouda were festively opened. As the founder, Bas Reedijk (Head of the Water Department at Delta Marine Consultants), was allowed to open it.

8 October 2020
Xbloc Plus presentations at ICCE 2020

During the virtual ICCE conference of 2020, James Donnelly and Pieter Bakker presented 2 papers about Xbloc Plus.

13 November 2019
XStream blocks in River IJssel, The Netherlands

As a direct result of climate change our rivers are experiencing much larger differences between high and low water levels. This is caused by heavier rainfall in shorter periods of time exacerbated by dry spells and longer periods of drought. On top of that, growth in our economies and increasing populations result in more traffic on our waterways. Keeping them open and in good health is key. This requires efficient, reliable and sustainable river maintenance.

18 October 2019

In the production facility in Harlingen, the production of the XblocPlus used for the upgrade of the Afsluitdijk, started.

29 April 2019
Deltaflume tests for the upgrade of the Afsluitdijk

The tests for the upgrade of the Afsluitdijk in the deltaflume have recently started. Click here to watch a video about the test process.



17 January 2019

The Costa Norte LNG Terminal in Colón is the first LNG facility to be built in Panama, located near the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal. The LNG Terminal development will supply gas for two power blocks of 380 MW each. In October 2016 the main contractor POSCO E&C awarded the design and construct contract of the Marine Civil works to the joint venture of BAM International and ICONSA. Within this joint venture DMC is responsible for the design of the marine facilities, consisting of a jetty for (un)loading LNG vessels.

14 January 2019
First international project with XblocPlus

Delta Marine Consultants have signed a license agreement with Swiss company SEL AG for the use of XblocPlus in the Marina Porto Albania Project. The blocks envisaged to protect the marina against severe storm waves in the Adriatic Sea are 2.5m3 XblocPlus on the breakwater trunk in combination with 3m3 Xbloc units on the breakwater head. Block production is expected to start early 2019 and the objective is to complete the breakwaters by early 2020. The new Marina Porto Albania project will be the first international application of XblocPlus.

10 December 2018

In August 2017 BAM International has been awarded a contract for the design and construct of the Tanjung Jati B Power Station Units 5 and 6 extension, located near Jepara, Central Java, Indonesia for which Delta Marine Consultants made the design. 

18 October 2018

In January 2017, Singapore based Sembcorp Industries signed a build-operate-transfer agreement with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar, for the development of 225-megawatt Sembcorp Myingyan gas-fired power plant in Mandalay, Myanmar. The power plant becomes one of the biggest gas-fired power plants in the country, upon commissioning in 2018.

Delta Marine Consultants was appointed for the planning and design of the civil and structural work of the River Water Intake System for this Independent Power Plant Project.