Marine Structures

Barahona, Dominican Republic

A large utility company in the Caribbean suffered major shoreline erosion from years of repeated storm surge consisting of 3+ meter waves. The waves and storm surge eroded 50 meters of beach and destroyed the living shoreline jeopardizing the power plants impoundments and coal storage. Due to limited real estate on the island, the utility company had no choice but to reclaim the beach and fortify the shoreline to prevent a breach of its critical infrastructure. TenCate Geotube® Marine Technology was applied to construct the levee structure and to restore the beach profile.

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