In October 2010 TenCate Geosynthetics USA won an Award of Excellence in the 2010 International Achievement Award (IAA) for the Incheon Bridge project in South Korea, in which TenCate Geotube® technology was used.
The Incheon Bridge (October 2009) near the South Korean city of Incheon is a cable-stayed bridge. An artificial island had to be created to provide a construction platform for building this cable bridge. First filter mats were laid at low tide, and then the TenCate Geotube® systems were installed. Under the circumstances it was the most cost-effective and time-efficient method. The installation of TenCate Geotube® systems began at the end of end April 2006 and was completed in December of the same year. In total 18,000 metres of TenCate Geotube® were supplied.
The island on which the bridge rests has now been wholly incorporated into a land reclamation area. Scooping this project has been a contributory factor in further strengthening TenCate Geosynthetics’ leading market position in Asia.
On behalf of TenCate Geosynthetics, Tack Weng Yee, Edwin Zengerink and Jong Choi, TenCate Geosynthetics’ agent in South Korea were involved in the project. Tack Weng Yee: ‘In Asia, as TenCate Geosynthetics, we are concentrating on offering the customer system solutions instead of just materials'. This is entirely in line with the strategy of TenCate Geosynthetics: from the product information stage to the development and delivery of complete solutions.
Rodney Cheah (TenCate Geosynthetics Asia) and Choi Jong Chul (TenCate distributor in Korea).