Narval Breakwater Technology overviewWatch the video

Narval Breakwater Technology

The Narval breakwater is unique, high-performance, conceived to prevent shore erosion and protect coastal infrastructures such as harbors, marinas, roads etc. The Narval breakwater disperses the waves’ energy by altering its typical orbital motion.

This innovative design is the result of a decade of research and development.

Patent pending in Canada. and United Stated and tested scientifically in wave basins at Laval University, in Québec City, Canada and at sea, this floating breakwater is most efficient. It actually stands out due to its low cost and easy installation in addition to its mild impact on environment.

Technical Specifications

Fiche Technique

See Narval breakwaters characteristics

For more information

logo pdf

Services offered

Services Offerts

We offer a large scale of related services

For more information

Other Applications

À venir

Discover other applications for Narval breakwaters

Its designer, Jean-Pierre Cyr, a native of Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the province of Québec, was made aware of the problem with shore erosion and the dynamic of marine environment and this, from childhood on.

In the beginning of 2000, he devotes his time to find different means of solving this important problem. His efforts lead him to the design of the Narval floating breakwater.

Mr Cyr
As far back as I can remember, my father would show me where the old road used to run. I simply couldn’t believe when he would describe how, as a child himself, he saw that road run by many hundreds of feet off at seafrom actual shore.

My father was born in 1906. The worry of the “Madelinots” regarding coastal erosion dates back far in time and people my age surely remember the storm which robbed our famous rock: called Le Moine qui prie (The praying Monk) and many other storms which caused equally serious havoc.

- Jean-Pierre Cyr, Designer / Creator