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Engineers Benefit from Geotube Stacking Technology & Analysis - Case Study


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Stacking Geobag units makes projects previously thought impossible, possible.

Since 1962, Geotube  technology has protected countless shorelines and provided low cost, high volume dewatering solutions to companies all overthe world. Starting off as a single layer unit designed for shoreline erosion protection, Geotube structures have been developed and improved for more than 40 years to help engineers tackle previously unsolvable projects. One of the most prominent advancements is the TenCate Geotube stacking technology.

TenCate develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce cost, and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions.

Stacking History

In the 1990s, Geotube technology was routinely being used for marine structure and shoreline erosion protection, and TenCate was developing ways to put Geotube units to work for containment and dewatering projects. Around the same time, shorelines started to require higher and higher erosion structures, and many dewatering applications faced limited on-site workspace with greater volumes of materials to be dewatered. Both application technologies required that the Geotube units be stacked to achieve a proper design and maximize capabilities.

TenCate began designing and installing projects with multiple layers of Geotube units. One of the first Geotube dewatering stacking installations was the Badger Army Ammunition cleanup of Gruber Bay in Wisconsin. With a limited dewatering cell, more than 100 GT500 woven polypropylene Geotube containers were stacked three layers high, effectively containing and dewatering contaminant sediment.

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