Product: Geotube® Marine Structures Technology
Location: Amatique Bay, Guatemala
Shoreline protection was needed to prevent erosion and protect a new beach fronting Amatique Bay along the eastern coast of Guatemala.
Geotube® marine containment technology was used to build a protective jetty. 820 linear feet of Geotube® containers (49' circumference) were installed. A 10-inch cutter head dredge filled the units [photo 2], and a "Y Valve" was used for pressure relief. The Geotube® units were pumped to a design height of 8.8 feet [photo 3].
Five years after the installation, the Geotube® units were fully integrated into the environment with palm trees and vegetation on the jetty structure [photo 6].