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Slope Stability - Maconde Cliff 2023

Installation of the drape system.

Slope Stability - Maconde Cliff 2023

Installation of the mesh with the help of a rope access worker.

Slope Stability - Maconde Cliff 2023

Lateral view of the TECCO mesh.

Slope Stability - Maconde Cliff 2023

Transport of the mesh roll with the crane.

Slope Stability - Maconde Cliff 2023

Rolling down the TECCO mesh.

Slope Stability - Maconde Cliff 2023

The TECCO mesh blends in well with the surrounding.

 
 

Year of installation

2023

Initial situation

On the South coast of Mauritius, at Maconde Cliff, a famous tourist attraction, many unstable rocks needed to be secured. The biggest problems were some major horizontal joints, weathered rocks and the presence of discontinuities along large rocks. The cliff is 30 metres high and 175 metres long with an inclination of 85 degrees.

Description

After a site visit, we prepared a preliminary design proposal with the use of the RUVOLUM Tool. 

To prevent slope failures and falling rocks several sections required an active and passive slope stabilization system. The active being the TECCO System and the passive one being the drape system.

Both systems used to stabilize the cliff were made from TECCO G65/3 stainless steel mesh.

 

A big thank you to Yannick Labonne from Acrocha CO LTD for the stunning pictures. 

Engineering

Contractor

Other participating companies

Protected object

Road, Touristic infrastructure

Corrosion protection

INOX / STAINLESS

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