Nukufetau seawall and cyclone recovery

During 2015, Tropical Cyclone Pam battered a seawall off the Nukufetau atoll, causing concrete blocks to dislodge and damage the community settlement.

In response to this issue, Hall Pacific was engaged to design and construct a 500-metre-long replacement seawall including an additional seawall crest to improve resilience to overtopping.

Our team also proposed designs for submerged wave breaks, which are used to dissipate wave energy, effectively reducing the height of a wave before it reaches the seawall. A strong focus was placed on understanding the natural coast process and working with the environment to develop sustainable and effective solutions.

  • Location Nukufetau, Tuvalu
  • Client Government of Tuvalu and the United Nations Development Program
  • Duration May 2016 - September 2016