Spring 2012

Monitoring system for Yellow River

TenCate is a partner with AGT International in a pilot programme in China for the installation of a system for the management of dikes along the Yellow River. TenCate is supplying the geotextile and the sensors for the system and the installation.


TenCate GeoDetect® is a monitoring system based on geotextile with interwoven fibre optics, which registers changes in embankments and dikes. The system will be used in the AGT Flood Early Warning System (FEWS). Work began in October 2011 and will be of one year’s duration.

TenCate GeoDetect® has been tried and tested in hydraulic works structures such as embankment dams, canals and is already being used in the building of roads and railways and the construction of retaining walls, bridge abutments and underground constructions. TenCate GeoDetect® is patented and was specifically designed for geotechnical applications.

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