Wind farms, almost by definition, are sighted in remote open areas often across poorly drained bog land. Soil types vary from bare rock to very soft peat with virtually no bearing strength and the challenge initially is to transport site construction traffic followed by large prefabricated wind tower components and then service vehicles throughout the life of the wind park. This may include decommissioning site traffic with equally heavy loading conditions and the requirement to remove all imported mineral materials at the end of the project. The ideal goal in the areas of soft subsoils such as centuries old, ecologically sensitive, peat bogs is to construct a road which “floats” on the surface of the soil causing the least disturbance possible. A geosynthetic provides the necessary reinforcement and separation needed to prevent spread and dispersion of the road aggregate.
TenCate Geosynthetics offers various products for haul roads and/or working platforms:
- TenCate Geolon® PP wovens
- TenCate Geolon® PET wovens
- TenCate Miragrid® Geogrids
- TenCate Polyfelt® Nonwovens
Depending on the complexity of the situation we can make a predesign with one or more of the above mentioned materials to create a stabile and durable construction.
Please contact us for more information.