Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Effective stormwater management

April 28, 2021

Changing climate conditions demanded a comprehensive project that protects Amsterdam’s airport from stormwater. The effects of climate change are noticeable on a global level. More extreme weather conditions require adaptations that issue a special challenge to high-risk construction and critical infrastructure components.  TenCate Geosynthetics joined forces with the Hydraulic Engineering Company, Syntraal and other local companies to develop and provide sophisticated climate-adaptive stormwater management solutions, called “Aquabase.” In the framework of a pilot project for …

Fabtech Australia replaces huge anaerobic lagoon geosynthetic cover

April 7, 2021

Goulburn Valley Water in Australia has undertaken upgrade work to the 266-million-gallon (50-megaliter) High Rate Anaerobic Lagoon (HRAL) located at their Daldy Road, Shepparton, Victoria, waste management facility. The lagoon has an area of 538,196 square feet (50,000 m2). The upgrade work includes removing the existing cover, which has reached the end of its service …

Presto GeoSystems installs GEOWEB geocells under Tasmanian road

March 30, 2021

The Huon Valley Council is situated south of Hobart—the southernmost local government council in Australia. Esperance Coast Road, Huon Valley, Tasmania, was showing several signs of deterioration along its length, including deformation, cracks and edge failure. To mitigate this, Huon Valley Council enlisted consultant Pitt and Sherry to undertake pavement investigations, focusing on the section …

Geosynthetics for Maaden Phosphate Tailings Pond

March 22, 2021

In phase 2 of this expansion project, Solmax provided 9,687,519 square feet (900,000 m2) of flawless double-sided, textured FrictionFlex geomembrane for new tailings ponds at a fertilizer plant in Saudi Arabia. The geosynthetics underwent stringent testing by the client and were found to be ideal.   Maaden Phosphate Co., a joint venture with Saudi Basic Industries …

Impermeable geomembrane for a Baltimore reservoir cofferdam

February 22, 2021

Druid Hill Reservoir is a one-billion-gallon (55-acre) potable water storage reservoir that supplies Baltimore, Md., and surrounding counties. Druid Hill Reservoir was constructed between 1863 and 1871 and is one of the largest earthen dammed lakes in North America. In 1971 it was named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of …

Ocean City, N.J., plans more geotextile tubes to protect beaches

February 17, 2021

By Maddy Vitale In a continuing effort to protect Ocean City’s beaches from coastal storms that chip away at the coastline, the New Jersey city is moving forward with plans to install another barrier in the areas most vulnerable to erosion. Geotextile tubes are gigantic sock-like cylinders made of plastic fabric and stuffed with sand. …

Layfield USA completes two CSPE reservoirs

February 15, 2021

Layfield USA Corp. announced the completion of the supply and installation of a chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) liner and floating cover system as part of a refurbishing and upgrade project for Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Lanpher Reservoir. The Lanpher Reservoir is a double reservoir, potable water storage system (East and West reservoirs) with a …

Conductive liner for a copper mine reservoir

February 5, 2021

At a large copper mine in the U.S., a lined stormwater reservoir needed to be constructed for containment of runoff and process water. The integrity of the reservoir liner was critical as failure could result in contamination of groundwater. Solmax installed a double liner system, using Leak Location Conductive liner. This would ensure reliable electric …

Stabilizing Oyster Lake’s outfall

February 1, 2021

Preserving a unique ecosystem with an environmentally friendly solution By Drew Loizeaux Coastal dune lakes are freshwater lakes located within 2 miles (3.2 km) of an ocean coastline. These rare ecosystems are only found in a handful of locations around the globe, including Madagascar, New Zealand, Australia and Walton County, Fla. Walton County is home …

Base stabilization at Port of Invergordon, U.K.

January 18, 2021

A new 365,973-square-foot (34,000-m2) container area was required in the Port of Invergordon, U.K. The area was constructed as an unbound pavement with a crushed gravel surface. Presto GeoSystems GEOWEB geocells presented an excellent solution to minimize the overall cross-section depth through its unique load transfer mechanism while controlling differential settlement in the heavily loaded …