ECAB Performance

On October 16th, 2017, Storm Ophelia lashed the south of Ireland. Record wind gusts were recorded by Met Eireann. On the Kinsale Gas Platforms, record wave heights of 25mt were recorded. A video was shot at the height of the storm at high tide on the day.

This video shows the predicted wave dissapation in the lab on a scale of 1:30 and then shows the ECAB revetment dissipating wave energy in the real world, exactly as predicted in the MaREI research.


Storm Ophelia demonstrated:

  • The ECAB system performed exactly as predicted in the MaREI research
  • The dissipation of the wave energy on the ECAB system is obvious (compare waves crashing into the wall with those hitting the revetment).
  • Over topping was not a problem for the ECABs
  • Reflection of wave energy from the ECAB Revetment was greatly reduced

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    Erosion Control Protection Solutions Ltd
    Co Cork

    eMail Kevin Lynch
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    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