Breakwater details


16 UAE - Dubai      (Lat: 25.233 Lon: 55.155 - click for map)
World - Shamal protection reef

Rubble mound
low crested breakwater

Main breakwater data:  
Length (m) 25000   owner Nakheel
Waterdepth (m) 0   contractor Van Oord
Construction time (years) 3   consultant Haskoning
Start date (year) 2005   Hydraulic Laboratory Deltares
Completion date (year) 2007   comments low crested breakwater with 30 m wide berm
Construction costs($106) 0  
Design criteria  
Hs (m) 5.5  
Tz/Tp (s) 0/9.3  
slope/crest info
front slope 1:0 4 ton Rock
rear slope 1:0 0 ton Rock
crestheight (m) 3  
crest/caisson width (m) 0  
wallheight (m) 0  
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This is a database prepared by HR Wallingford and TU Delft with the assistance of the international breakwater community and has been made freely available for the benefit of breakwater designers, contractors owners and developers worldwide. The database is subject to regular updating as information becomes available, however the development and maintenance of this database relies primarily on information supplied or published by third parties and no responsibility can be taken for the accuracy of data supplied.