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Kaikoura Coastal Pacific Rail (SK16)

Kaikoura SH1/Coastal Pacific Rail, 7343, Peketa Kaikoura, Neuseeland
2019
VX TECCO® G65/3 Sonderlösungen
Kunde
KiwiRail
Ausführende Firma
Rock Control
Geschützte Objekte
Eisenbahn
Systemhöhe
2.0 m
Systemlänge
2 m - 10 m
Korrosionsschutz
GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING®
Rückhaltevermögen
n/a m³
Ausgangslage

The Kaikoura M7.8 Earthquake caused widespread damage to the road and rail corridor for 20 km North and South of the Kaikoura township. Over 40 major slips inundated the road and rail with more than 750'000 m³ of material from source zones up to 500 m above sea level. The highly fractured Grey Wacke meant frequent future rockfalls and debris loads were expected. The high rockfall and debris load frequency created the requirement for a Geohazard Solution that attenuated the energy to a manageable level and then guided the material down to a catchment area. Space was limited due to the proximity of the Coastal Pacific rail line. The SK16 site is a narrow, incised catchment that extends about 150 m above road/rail level. The slope angle is about 50-55 degrees.

Massnahme

A 10 meters wide VX080-H2 debris flow barrier was modified to include a 12 meters 16/3/300 ROCCO ring net tail. This system enabled the rockfall and debris energy to be attenuated and guided down to a catchment area at the toe of the slope for easier clearing and reduced maintenance.

Additional support ropes were also installed across the channel to minimise deflection onto the railway. The installation required abrasion protection on the top ropes due to the potential of it being overtopped in above design large events.

TECCO® G65/3 was used as a secondary mesh as a robust solution was required to avoid puncturing failures from the high frequency of smaller high-velocity rocks.

Ansprechpartner

Kevin H. Coyle
Kevin H. Coyle
Regional Manager Northeast
Naturgefahren
Geobrugg North America, LLC
3 Beaudet Terr
Columbia CT 06237 / USA
Telefon +1 860 377 3230

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Saleh Feidi
Saleh Feidi
Regional Manager California
Naturgefahren
Geobrugg North America, LLC
8921 Emperor Ave.
San Gabriel, California 91775 / USA
Telefon +1 909 706 8964

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John Kalejta
John Kalejta
Regional Manager Central US
Naturgefahren
Geobrugg North America, LLC
3215 67th Avenue Pl
Greeley CO 80634 / USA
Telefon +1 505 220 1404

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Bob Lyne
Bob Lyne
Regional Manager Southeast
Naturgefahren
Geobrugg North America, LLC
8004 Windspray Drive
Summerfield NC 27358 / USA
Telefon +1 336 337 0945

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Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
General Manager Geobrugg North America
Naturgefahren
Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
NM 87001 Algodones / USA
Telefon +1 505 771 4080
Mobil +1 505 400 0796

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Tim Shevlin
Tim Shevlin
Sales Director
Naturgefahren
Geobrugg North America, LLC
4676 Commercial St. SE, PMB 174
Salem OR 97302 / USA
Telefon +1 503 423 7258

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