Battery Island, North Carolina
Product: Geotube® Marine Structures Technology
Application: Wetlands Creation
Location: Battery Island, North Carolina
Heavy ship traffic on the Cape Fear River leading to the port of Wilmington was causing servere erosion to Battery Island. A solution was needed to provide shoreline protection of the wetlands areas of the island.
Geotube® marine containment technology was selected for use in this shoreline project. 5,000 linear feet of Geotube® containers were installed. The containers were placed 100 feet from the shoreline to create the necessary erosion protection [photo 2]. Sand was pumped into the annular space between the Geotube® units and the original shoreline to create the new wetlands area [photo 3].
The project was a success in protecting the island's shoreline. This Geotube® project received the EPA Environmental Award for Beneficial Use of New Technology [photo 5].