Installing Coastalock armor units at Puerto de Vigo

The casting of ECOncrete® Coastalock single layer armor units is underway at the Puerto de Vigo, Spain.

Living Ports

The units will be installed in the coming weeks to build coastal resilience and promote marine biodiversity at the Port.

Living Ports photo

Interlocking armor is used along many of coasts and waterfronts as a versatile solution for building breakwaters, coastal erosion control, and land reclamation. 

When it comes to the environmental impacts of these technologies, like damages to marine life and high carbon footprints, many of the traditional armoring technologies are problematic.

Because of lacking ecological consideration during construction, traditional concrete comes with large costs, both economic and environmental.