Breakwater details


Algeria - Arzew      (Lat: 35.82 Lon: -0.254 - click for map)
North breakwater

Rubble mound
New construction

Main breakwater data:  
Length (m) 1250   owner Port of Arzew
Waterdepth (m) 25   contractor
Construction time (years) 5   consultant
Start date (year) 1972   Hydraulic Laboratory
Completion date (year) 1978   comments Major failure during severe storm in 1980
Construction costs($106) 1234  
Design criteria  
Hs (m) 9.8  
Tz/Tp (s) 13/14.2  
slope/crest info
front slope 1:1.33 48 ton Tetrapod
rear slope 1:2 4 ton rock
crestheight (m) 9  
crest/caisson width (m) 0  
wallheight (m) 0  
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Reference documents:
Herbert, D.M., Waldron, P. [1991] Wave induced stresses in hollow cube armour units, proc. ICE breakwaters , p286 HR Wallingford EM10/79

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