Autumn 2016

TenCate Geotube® technology has been used as the core of a sand dune to protect a luxury resort south of Lima, Peru. 

On a wide, sandy beach on the Pacific coastline, 100 kilometres south of the capital Lima (Peru), a luxury resort has been created. The complex, La Jolla, consists of houses and appartments, surrounded by palm trees and abundant greenery. Its most striking feature is a large 1 km long, crystal-clear freshwater lagoon / swimming pool, on which visitors can sail or sunbathe along its banks. At least as eye-catching is the fact that the coast is just a few metres from the luxury resort.

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Installation of TenCate Geotube® units on the Pacific coas
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In order to protect it effectively from the turbulent waters, TenCate Geotube® technology has been used on the beach in front of the resort as the core of a one-kilometre-long sand. As is usual with this technology, the tubular containers are hydraulically filled with locally available sand. 

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There are 40 of these 25 meter long TenCate Geotube® containers, each of which is 10.4 metres in circumference and 2 metres high. They are 4.16 metres wide and are laid on an anti-erosion layer of geotextile.

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Impression of the resort 

The entire range is now covered with grass and trees, giving it a completely natural appearance.  

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An additional benefit for installing the TenCate Geotube® protection at La Jolla was that it was a sustainable solution that reduced the carbon footprint (CO2) by more than 1,000 tons versus traditional erosion protection solutions.

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