Marine structures (EN)

TenCate Geotube® GC Geocontainment Technology

Confinement Erosion Protection

TenCate Geotube® GC geocontainment technology consists of a very large geotextile bag hydraulically filled with soil before placement into the water.  Formation, transportation, and installation of the TenCate Geotube® GC geocontainment technology takes place on a split bottom hopper barge.  The TenCate Geotube® GC geocontainer is custom made to fit the barge, and once the geocontainer is filled on the barge, the openings are sewn shut and reinforced with rope ties.  The barge moves to the desired location and drops the container, which settles to the bottom.  Installation takes place in water depths over 15 feet and with high accuracy.  These geocontainers are made to withstand the test of time and the furry of water, with unique fabric structures that are tough, yet flexible.

TenCate Geotube® GC geocontainment technology functions for:

  • Confinement
  • Erosion Protection

The Difference TenCate Geotube® GC geocontainment technology makes:

  • Custom design in various sizes
  • Better alternative than rock
  • Durable and flexible
  • Easy to install with the use of a split bottom hopper barge
  • High accuracy installation

System Solutions:
Shoreline Protection/Marine Structure Construction

  • Sand Dune Core
  • Wetland/Island Creation
  • Breakwaters
  • Jetties
  • Underwater Structures
  • Diversion Dikes

TenCate Geotube® GC geocontainment technology…geosynthetics that make a difference.

Material photo - TenCate TopTex™