News

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.

7 September 2018
Afsluitdijk

A new video with more background information on the use of XblocPlus on the Aflsuitdijk Project.

18 July 2018
Placement Trials Afsluitdijk

Placement trials have been performed in Zeewolde for the Afsluitdijk project.

3 July 2018

The new concrete armour unit XblocPlus will officially be introduced at the ICCE conference in Baltimore this summer. DMC will be present with a booth and two paper presentations.

4 June 2018

DMC has developed a new armour block which is called the XblocPlus. This block is based on the experiences during 15 years of Xbloc projects around the world. XblocPlus is a single layer concrete armour unit which is placed in a regular pattern: all the blocks on the slope have the same orientation, similar to roof tiles. This simplifies the placement process and it simplifies the approval process.

 

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