Autumn 2012


Geosynthetics for expansion port Ostend

The expansion of the port of Ostend is a fact. Whereas until a short while ago the port could accommodate only ships of up to 120 metres, now vessels of up to 200 metres can moor there. Thanks to good teamwork, TenCate Geosynthetics could supply customized material developed for this project in a short space of time. 
Geosynthetics for expansion port Ostend 2

TenCate Polyfelt® Geolon PET was specifically developed for this project 
With an eye to the further economic development of the port and the associated infrastructure, the expansion was definitely necessary. Part of this related to the construction of a new, more direct navigation route. In view of the soft substratum  20,000 m2 of TenCate Polyfelt® Geolon PET turned out to be the most cost-effective and sustainable solution in this situation. 
Geosynthetics for expansion port Ostend 1
TenCate Polyfelt® Geolon PET is a woven polyester geotextile for long-lasting ground reinforcement. It can last up to 100 years – which makes it an exceptionally cost-effective product. Depending on the project demands, a customized product can be provided. TenCate Polyfelt® Geolon PET is eminently suitable for underwater applications, because the textile sinks, making for easy installation. 
Blue fabric (Tecawork Blue 65287)