Case studies

  • Dam renovation in Rumania

    December 2009
    Dam renovation in Rumania

    The Teleorman Flood Risk Management project was wrapped up on 28 May 2009, meaning that the renovation of the Botoroaga dam southwest of the Romanian capital of Bucharest is now done and dusted. TenCate Geosynthetics was involved in this undertaking and supplied TenCate Polyfelt® Polymat for erosion control.

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  • Retaining wall in Austria

    December 2009
    Retaining wall in Austria

    Mountainous (alpine) areas account for more than half of Austria, so motorways and other civil engineering structures in these regions are faced with a substantial number of natural hazards, such as avalanches, ground displacements, mudflows and falling rocks. These can damage, block and undermine roads. Still, retaining walls reinforced with TenCate geosynthetics prove a godsend as a rule when it comes to repairing and preventing the consequences − as two recent projects go to show.

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  • Retaining walls in the Czech Republic

    December 2009
    Retaining walls in the Czech Republic

    In Kunice and Benešov (Central Bohemia, Czech Republic) TenCate Geosynthetics has been involved in two projects where TenCate Miragrid® GX has been applied. The first concerned the construction of a logistics park, the second the construction of a department store. In both cases reinforced walls (retaining walls) had to be erected, and here our geogrids were the obvious solution.

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  • Road through Chott el Hodna (Algeria)

    December 2009
    Road through Chott el Hodna (Algeria)

    Algeria has seen the completion of a couple of projects that used TenCate geosynthetics. One of these was the construction of a 13-kilometre-long road through Chott el Hodna, a salt lake between Mcif and Ain Khadra. The new road has opened up the salt lake for the inhabitants, who formerly had to make a 75 km detour.

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  • Road under construction in Scotland

    December 2009
    Road under construction in Scotland

    In 2008, a consortium of four construction companies rolled up their sleeves to complete the Interlink M74 in Glasgow. This is the missing link between the M74 near Fullarton Road Junction in Carmyle and the M8 just to the west of Kingston Bridge. Large quantities of TenCate Polyfelt Geolon® PET were used. Expected completion: late 2011.

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