Coda Octopus Products Ltd.

Breakwater Construction and Management

High-Quality Technology for Breakwater Construction

Over the last ten years, Coda Octopus has been increasingly involved in high-profile marine construction projects worldwide. From the port extension project in Rotterdam, to breakwater construction projects in Poland, Qatar, Australia, Africa, China, Japan and the Middle East, Coda Octopus has gained a unique insight and deep understanding into how our advanced technology can provide significant time-saving and increased safety benefits to large marine construction projects. 

From our work with armoring of breakwaters using single layer concrete blocks such as ACCROPODE™, Xbloc™, CORE-LOC, Tetrapods and the like, the CodaOctopus® Construction Monitoring Software (CMS) used in conjunction with our real time 3D volumetric sonar, Echoscope®, allows the crane operator to visualize and track a moving block suspended in the water column into its design placement position.  Our breakwater solution allows the crane operator to see the underwater slope, placed blocks and guide in real time the new placement block moving underwater.

A critical difference between the standard machine-control systems and our real-time 3D sonar solutions, is the ability to constantly visualize the blocks and the slope integrity at all times irrespective of zero visibility conditions. It is very common when constructing breakwaters in harsh conditions for slope damage to occur and for laid blocks to move and settle as each panel is completed. CMS provides complete awareness for the operator of these changes in real-time and the ability to document and make necessary changes simply and effectively without significant rework costs or non-conformance issues arising.

Through the use of the CodaOctopus® Underwater Survey Explorer (USE) software with the CMS module, the operator is able to build up a complete database showing the as-laid nature of the single layer armoring of the entire breakwater if positioning and heading sensors are in available. 

Increased productivity through the time saving benefits of this approach have been proven, while reducing diver time in the water beside these heavy and cumbersome blocks has led to increased safety levels on-site. 

Real-Time Benefits


  • Real-Time subsea moving block visualization
  • Pre and post placement slope visualization
  • Slope and As-Laid blocks monitoring

Decision Making

  • Increased block placement efficiency
  • Accuracy and Repeatability
  • Monitor block movements and slope damage
  • Instant slope assessment and inspection


  • Recorded position and history of each laid block including all movements and repairs
  • Complete 3D model of the entire breakwater
  • Engineering sign-off documentation to meet engineering requirements

Real-Time Block Visualization (Camera Mode)

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Solution Includes
Software CodaOctopus USE® PIPE CORE

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Dedicated to enhanced customer service and support, TEAM members access a range of benefits alongside unsurpassed 24x7 technical support. Additionally, Coda Octopus offers on-site training for the products and Through Life Support for extended support that goes beyond regular service level support and warranties.

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With expertise in supplying leading-edge software and hardware solutions within our 3D, MOTION and GEO range of products, Coda Octopus has built a reputation of delivering quality solutions and after sales technical support. Contact us to request a quote on our products and services for premier underwater technologies

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