Shoreline of Port Amboim, Angola
The widespread erosion that the stretch of coast of this town was subject to, caused the ruin of many housing located by the sea. To stop this erosion CONSULMAR designed, between 1988 and 1992, a number of coastal protection works. During the preparation of the studies, experimental works have been performed, which behavior and effects were monitored, allowing the design of the remaining works with greater safety and economy. The final project consists of a field of 26 groins with lengths between 45 and 65m and spacings between groins varying from 100 to 220m, adjusted according to the orientation of the coast and local bedding slopes.
Location: Port Amboim, Angola
Employer: Ministry of Construction of Angola – National Directorate of Engineering Works