Case studies

  • Geosynthetics in the Volgermeerpolder

    August 2011
    Geosynthetics in the Volgermeerpolder

    The Volgermeerpolder (NL), which was once a landfill site for heavily polluted household and industrial waste, has been cleaned up and turned into a nature reserve. This is the largest soil remediation operation in Dutch history. With the aid of TenCate Geotube® clean sludge was converted into a natural cap (a layer of clean soil) on top of the seal. TenCate GeoDetect® is used to monitor the seal on the waste in one of the basins that were created on top of the natural cap.

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  • Runway extension airport Ain Arnat

    August 2011
    Extension runway airport Algeria

    Three types geosynthetics, originating from the production companies of TenCate Geosynthetics in Linz (Austria), Bezons (France) and Almelo, have been used in extending the runway of the international airport Ain Arnat in Sétif (Algeria). More than 100,000 m² of non-wovens, wovens and geogrids have been used in realizing a sustainable and cost-efficient solution. Furthermore TenCate has offered technical support.

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  • TenCate Mirafi® RS580i for a durable subgrade

    August 2011
    TenCate Mirafi® RS580i for a durable subgrade

    A short while ago a renewed material became available for reinforcing the subgrade and stabilizing roads: TenCate Mirafi® RS580i. The material integrates the five most important requirements specified in road building.

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  • Avalanche protection Innsbruck

    August 2011
    Avalanche protection Innsbruck

    Avalanches and large quantities of meltwater are being guided safely away from Innsbruck, in part thanks to the use of a system incorporating TenCate geosynthetics.

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  • Retaining wall with element of green

    August 2011
    Retaining wall with element of green

    Using TenCate geosynthetics, a retaining wall has been erected in the project to widen the railway line between Hamilton and Toronto (Canada). A new robust slope has been constructed using TenCate Miragrid®. Application of this material included an element of green: the full restoration of the habitat of Sunfish Pond, an adjacent pond with rare types of fish.

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