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Gopalpur Breakwater project – ACCROPODE™ II 3D hydraulic Model tests

ACCROPODE™ II projects in India

3D Model tests successfully carried on at Artelia laboratory in Grenoble, France.

Gopalpur Port in the Odisha state on the eastern coast of India had its main breakwater constructed in 2012 as a berm breakwater. The Cyclone Phailin (end of 2013) destroyed most of the uncompleted works.

Shapoorji & Pallonji Company is now major shareholder of Gopalpur Port Limited and as part of the development of this Port, they have engaged Artelia laboratory for testing of various sections of breakwater for carrying out  the repair of the 1.7 km long damaged portion on one hand  and on the other hand, full construction of the 0.5 km long section up to the roundhead, using ACCROPODE™ II units for the protection of this structure. Hydraulic model testing is now completed in the Artelia laboratory in France. It has shown a reliable protection against waves and has confirmed a good balance between economy and effectiveness. Construction of this 2.2 km long breakwater is to start soon.


Vizhinjam Container Port ACCROPODE™ II project

On the Southern tip on the Indian subcontinent the ADANI group has started the construction of the Vizhinjam Port. Howe Engineering Projects (India) as part of his initial design activities, has selected the ACCROPODE™ II armour unit for protecting the most exposed parts of the 3.1 km long breakwater. COWI is now in charge of the detailed design review and testing is to take place in H. R. Wallingford laboratory in the UK, in the coming weeks. 

CLI has concluded a standard ACCROPODE™ II sublicense agreement with Howe Engineering Projects (India) for this project which is to go into armour layer construction stage very soon.