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Hydraulic Engineering - Beesands 2021

Successful coastal defense at Beesands, the solution is non-obtrusive compared to other systems

Hydraulic Engineering - Beesands 2021

Replacement of rip-rap with TECCO® Cell

Hydraulic Engineering - Beesands 2021

Three years after construction, the inner cavities are visible, ready to fill with beach material

Hydraulic Engineering - Beesands 2021

Three years after construction, the mesh is in perfect condition.

Hydraulic Engineering - Beesands 2021

Summer 2022: The barely visible mesh becomes even more discreet, the vegetation hides it more and more

 
 

System length

110 m

 

Year of installation

2021

Initial situation

Beesands is a small settlement located midway between Hallsands and Torcross on the coast of Start Bay in South Devon, The picturesque area is a tourist hotspot. Unfortunately it is prone to coastal erosion during storm season and high tides.

Riprap had been built to defend the coastline but required costly annual maintenance. The project manager, therefore, contacted Geobrugg in search of an innovative and cost-effective solution.

Description

Working closely with Landmarc to find an alternative coastal erosion solution that requires less maintenance than rock armour and geotextiles. Using TECCO® Stainless G65/3 to wrap and secure multiple-sized rocks to match the beach profile. High-tensile TECCO® stainless G65/3 gives high strength and a long lifetime. The internal geometry of the structure stops larger rocks from moving around. Smaller rocks fit between the gaps and lock the structure together while creating voids to dissipate wave energy.

A monitoring process was then implemented with the UK environment agency and the South Hams District Council. The performance of TECCO Cell was unanimously verified, and additional work was requested as soon as funds were available.

Engineering

Contractor

Protected object

Coastline

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Kevin H. Coyle
 

Kevin H. Coyle

Regional Manager Northeast

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Hydraulic Engineering
Geobrugg North America, LLC,3 Beaudet Terr,Columbia CT 06237 / United States Regional Manager Northeast

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Saleh Feidi
 

Saleh Feidi

Regional Manager California

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Geobrugg North America, LLC,8921 Emperor Ave.,San Gabriel, California 91775 / United States Regional Manager California

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John Kalejta
 

John Kalejta

Regional Manager Central US

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Geobrugg North America, LLC,3215 67th Avenue Pl,Greeley CO 80634 / United States Regional Manager Central US

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Bob Lyne
 

Bob Lyne

Regional Manager Southeast

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Geobrugg North America, LLC,8004 Windspray Drive,Summerfield NC 27358 / United States Regional Manager Southeast

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