Coastal cliffs and shores protection using Geotube

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Coastal cliffs and shores protection using Geotube®

Coastal protection - Palmachim beach

Coastal protection - Palmachim beach

Ashkelon Cliff protection

Ashkelon Cliff protection

Coastal protection - Palmachim beach

Coastal protection - Palmachim beach

Coastal protection - Palmachim beach

Coastal protection - Palmachim beach

Ashkelon Cliff protection

Ashkelon Cliff protection

Coastal protection - Palmachim beach

Coastal protection - Palmachim beach

Development activities in the vicinity of the shoreline, alongside erosion, marine storms and high waves, may lead to destructive effects on buildings, installations and beaches in close vicinity, even causing their collapse.

 


Admir employs geotube (Geotube®) technology to protect sites at the shoreline and near the water, by erecting a barrier built of geotextile containers (Geotube®). The geotubes separate the sand accumulated within them from the water which is filtered out.

Admir designs the placement of geotubes so as to avoid harming facilities on the shore line, by placing them one after another, creating a wall near the location to be protected. The geotube (Geotube®), made of woven geotextile sheets, facilitates employing the excellent hydraulic and mechanical attributes of the sheets to cope with complex challenges posed by marine work, such as erosion, mechanical resistance and resistance to UV radiation.


Installation of Geotube® is performed by pumping the water/sand mixture into the sewn container.
The geotextile sheet acts as a filter separating the water flowing through it from the soil/sand particles which remain within it.

Geotube® enables several applications in marine work:

  • Protecting the cliff along the shore from erosion from wave and wind damage
  • Constructing breakwaters
  • Constructing artificial islands
  • In environmental engineering the Geotubes also used for sludge dewatering.