Garrettstown, Kinsale

Cork County Council

The quality of the product supplied by ECPS Ltd. was evident from the model testing work carried out in UCC MaREI. The development/validation of a new concrete armour unit requires examining the influence that a number of different factors have on the performance of the structure. The model tests sought to examine the effects of stability, unit size, slope, run up, overtopping and reflection on the revetment when subjected to differing wave sizes and wave periods, at 1/30th scale.

The testing by UCC MaREI has shown that the ECAB revetment with a properly designed filter layer on an appropriate slope is an extremely robust armouring system for revetments and breakwaters.

Construction on site had to be programmed to coincide with low tides, which resulted in a programme of 4 weeks on site. 

The contract for the ECAB revetment works was within budget and within programme. The attention to detail by all the project team to the construction quality of the revetment, notable in such elements as precast concrete and in-situ concrete has produced a product of an extremely high standard.

Excerpt from Cork County Council's submission to the Engineers Ireland Excellence Award

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The advantages of the ECAB system:

  • Provides the best cost benefit solution to the market place
  • Aesthetically pleasing, ideal for use in areas of high natural beauty
  • Has a low environmental impact
  • Provides robust hydraulic stability
  • Easy and quick to install with minimal disruption in the construction phase

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    ECPS Ltd.
    Erosion Control Protection Solutions Ltd
    Co Cork

    eMail Kevin Lynch
    Tel +353-87-2455837

    eMail Pierce Power
    Tel +353-86-6838413


    Cork County Council

    In 2017, Cork County Council, submitted the ECAB Revetment installation at Garrettstown, Kinsale, Co. Cork for the Engineers Ireland Excellence Award.

    Elly Bay and Tawin Point

    Gerry Egan B.E.C. Eng FIEI, inspected two ECAB Revetments installed at Elly Point, Mayo and Tawin Point, Galway. These were installed in the late 1990s

    Kilbegnet, Gorey, Co. Wexford

    Norman Kilroy was an instigator of installing a revetment on Kilbegnet, Gorey, Co. Wexford in 2017 to protect the local sand dunes which were coming under attack from rising tides.

    MaREI Institute, Cork

    RTE Investigates research into ECAB technology in the MaREI Institute, in University College, Cork