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3 October 2019
Swiss companies Geobrugg and Geoprevent proudly announce their strategic partnership. Geobrugg's high-tensile steel wire protection solutions and Geoprevent's alarm and monitoring systems are ideally matched in the field of natural hazards such as rockfall, landslides, or avalanches. From Geoprevent’s broad portfolio, Geobrugg will focus on the marketing of monitoring solutions with remote sensing.
5 August 2019
This report by Rai, one major Italian TV station, shows from minute 2:30 how Geobrugg tests rockfall barriers. It explains in a exemplary way why our high-tensile nets are so important for natural hazards mitigation and how the installation of rockfall barriers (mostly Tecco® slope stabilization) in Italy is being carried out. For those who don't speak Italian - the pictures are self-explanatory: video.
11 July 2019
Tyrol/Austria, July 10th: Geobrugg carries out the final acceptance at 9 a.m. Five hours later: A 7.5-ton rock comes down towards a hiking trail and a country road. And is easily stopped by the RXE-500-LA barrier. This system provides easy installation, low anchor forces; and absolute reliability.
12 June 2019
Geobrugg Andina SpA is delighted to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification. This standard ensures that our products and services meet the needs of our customers.
24 May 2019
In 2019 SWISS INOX, an association which promotes the use of stainless steel awards the PRIX INOX to Geobrugg and its research partner WITg for their high-tensile stainless steel chainlink mesh. Especially the innovative range of applications, from slope protection against natural hazards to protective nets for fish farming, convinced the jury.
3 May 2019
Flexible debris flow nets were developed within a three-year Ph.D. thesis by Wendeler in 2008. Since then, they have been used all over the world for debris flow protection or slope/riverbed stabilization. Some have already been filled a couple of times. Today, we present the first research on a serviceability method for scour and erosion issues on flexible debris flow nets. Design and calculation will be more economically and safely, maintenance costs will be minimized and a longer lifetime of the entire barrier system, including anchors as the most cost-intensive parts, can be provided. Impressions of the small field tests.
26 April 2019
One year later after historical rains that caused landslide damage to roadways and flooded homes, the Kuhio Highway will soon be open again.
27 March 2019
To learn what role natural hazard prevention can play in mining, take a virtual tour of the Kanmantoo Mine in Australia – in this video or in the project report. The steep walls here require intensive rockfall management, in which active slope stabilization, ATTENUATOR solutions or rockfall drapes are used alongside traditional barriers.
25 March 2019
Geobrugg and IRIDEX PLASTIC GROUP signed a partnership for Romania. A symposium on Geohazard Protection marked the official start in Bucharest on March 21st.
22 March 2019
150 meters above a state road, rock needles are blasted in Gundlfing/Germany. The explosion accelerates boulders to higher speeds than a natural rockfall. The 3000 kJ rockfall protection barrier withstands multiple impacts even into single fields.
13 March 2019
In 2014 the Red Bull Ring (Austria) was the first race track with a mobile debris fence from Geobrugg. Today Red Bull Ring is number 1, again - with the new FIA homologated mDF350 mobil debris fence panels. No. 00001 according to the plate.
8 March 2019
Professional training on debris flow for Geobrugg internals. After a first theoretical module, our colleagues from all over the world stake out a debris flow barrier. At the end of the academy, they will present their calculations and their barriers. Watch the video
7 February 2019
Efficient safety on track: At Landquart the Rhaetian Railway operates a wood loading station. Parallel to this loading station runs one of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). Today, our protective fence prevents falling logs or small parts from falling onto adjacent tracks.
31 January 2019
FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) governing body of the motorsport introduced a new standard with performance criteria. The first homologated products according to this standard are the Geobrugg motorsport fences. Their Debris Fence and their Mobile Debris Fence meet the requirements of FIA Standard 3502-2018 debris fence. Read more
30 January 2019
The open pit mine is located in Aykhal, Siberia as part of the Aykhal production site - one of the world-leading diamond producing companies ALROSA. Many rockfalls occur as a result of melting permafrost slopes. At this underground mine, trucks are permanently using the portal to the quarry.
9 January 2019
At Vercorin/Switzerland, our CANOPY-System together with several tunnels protects the only connecting road to the village in total over 120 metres. Thanks to the low spatial requirements of the installation, the road could be kept open during the construction period. Today, visitors and residents reach the village much more safely - and with the best view of the picturesque mountain world.
11 December 2018
Geobrugg North America is now present in the Eastern Provinces of Canada: Kamal Khodja, who has a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering Technology of the Université de Montréal, has been working in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He is experienced in geohazard solutions like rockfall mitigation, slope stabilization, and erosion control. Contact Kamal
27 November 2018
Big incident - small damage. This rockfall solution in Surplattas/Switzerland has saved a crucial cantonal road from a major tree fall - and thus avoided a severe accident risk.
2 November 2018
Tokyo: Also in 2018 our Partner Nexterior chose our FIA Mobile Debris Fence to protect the hot spots at the drifting races. This weekend, November 2-4: Watch the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup and the D1 Grand Prix in Japan. Have a glimpse of our fences!
31 October 2018
22 debris flow barriers were installed in Peru, near Lima (Chosica) in 2015/2016. In March 2017 El Niño Costero the worst storms of the past 30 years caused heavy rains, floods, and landslides. The barriers successfully protected the area. Two barriers were filled to 95 percent capacity, which is a volume of 10,000 m³. Today, in 2018 the affected elements have been restored. For the whole story check our project database.
19 October 2018
In early 2018, a massive landslide took place near the Austrian community of Ladis, in Tyrol. In this touristy region, a highly travelled road was completely buried. A sustainable solution had to be found for this major connecting road.
1 October 2018
This is Jessica Taylor from Tangiers Mountain Construction Ltd. She and her team were at Britannia Creek to install the tallest and widest clear span debris flow barrier in North America. More about Britannia Creek
29 August 2018
Geobrugg developed together with international experts an attenuator protection solution which can be efficiently dimensioned. This innovative rockfall protection is a modified rockfall drape providing particularly efficient protection. The dimensioning concept was presented to experts in British Columbia/Canada at the end of August.
17 August 2018
Trishuli 3A Hydropower, Nepal: After the damages of the 2015 earthquakes, today four rockfall barrier lines and a slope stabilization system are protecting the powerplant.
26 July 2018
For the summer season, we are reporting an event with a happy end: Trapped bears get a home appropriate for their species, thanks to the sturdy fence from Geobrugg.
5 July 2018
This picture was taken three years after installation in Portugal. Vegetation has already covered most of the DELTAX® mesh and the GREENAX® mesh/mat composite.
27 June 2018
This rockfall barrier at Železniki held back a falling tree from going down the road. The barrier is an RXI-025: 4 meters high, 48 meters long, year of installation 2008.
20 June 2018
Formula 1 is back at Le Castellet on the Circuit Paul Ricard. We are proud of our contribution. Thank you for your trust in our products. Merci!
13 December 2017
Vaishno Devi is the most important Hindu temple in India, thousands of pilgrims come to this shrine every year. In the past they were exposed to a great danger of falling rocks .
4 December 2017
The installation of the RXE-5000 rockfall barrier was completed in November last year on the slope of Tahual in El Descanso - Paute, province of Azuay, Ecuador.
28 November 2017
The Bulli Pass Landslide Barrier Project was successful in winning the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia (NSW IPWEA) Award for Excellence in Road Safety Engineering.
9 November 2017
This GBE-1000A rockfall barrier- successfully - protected a Slovenian road near the city of Idrija - diameter of the trunk is half a meter
21 September 2017
The RXE-500-LA rockfall barrier is our latest development. This system protects against impact energies up to 500 kJ and combines many benefits.
11 September 2017
13, 14 & 15 September 2017: Meet us at the 9th South African Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (SAYGEC) at the Salt Rock Hotel, Salt Rock, Dolphin Coast, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
1 September 2017
To ensure quality at all levels our experts do regular trainings. Yesterday the Geobrugg hydro design academy certified seven colleagues from all over the world.
19 July 2017
At the end of June, the GEORADO geotechnical world opened its gates. GEORADO is a permanent exhibition close to Dresden (Germany) where the most important natural hazard mitigation systems are permanently displayed
23 May 2017
The Italian newspaper La Stampa published this picture showing the two famous racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikonen in front of our mesh. ROMBO® is used to protect race tracks all over the world.
9 May 2017
The CE marking confirms the conformity of a product with the highest safety requirements for this product class. This sign is for special products such as systems for natural hazards.
24 March 2017
A year ago 22 debris flow barriers were installed in Chosica. Now "El Niño Costero" has struck again, with the worst storms of the past 30 years in the north of Peru. Causing heavy rains, floods and landslides, which have caused in fatalities and damage to properties.
9 March 2017
We present the expansion of our website called myGeobrugg. Find even better access to Geobrugg resources with expanded downloads of Data Sheets, System Drawings, Certificates, Product Manuals and much more! Also a new portal to our dimensioning applications.
23 February 2017
A slope at Cockermouth Castle was seriously damaged by storms. The fine grained soil beneath the historic building was stabilized with TECCO® G45/2 mesh and an erosion control mat efficiently and aesthetically.
14 December 2016
In December 2015, Parks Canada invited contractors to bid on installing approximately 2000 linear meters of snow nets in Glacier National Park, situated in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
5 December 2016
After scaling, this Rockfall RXE 8000 was filled halfway. Testing showed the barrier remained in perfect condition. No parts needed to be replaced.
18 November 2016
Organized by the Camera de Comercio Chileno-Suiza and under the patronage of CODELCO and Geobrugg Andina S.A. the 1st International Ground Support Summit took place in Santiago de Chile.
16 November 2016
On November 4th, 2016 the team of Geobrugg Iberica was awarded the European Medal for Merit in Work granted by the European Association of Economy and Competitiveness.
2 August 2016
Since the end of July 2016, accidents and suicides at the viewing platforms of the Minster of Constance are being prevented with cupola shaped nets.
13 July 2016
In the latest edition of Mining & Construction Atlas Copco is describing "How El teniente is focusing on safety at new Mine Level site."
28 June 2016
Racing News/Speedway Digest: "Global protection systems company Geobrugg has donated 40 meters of debris fencing to the Motorsport Safety Foundations's Adopt-a-Corner initiative.
21 June 2016
With a mesh opening of 45 millimeters and the harmonized spike plate P25, TECCO® G65/2 stabilizes slopes having very fine loose soil.
4 January 2016
After wildfires stripped the hills bare of vegetation, torrential rains created significant debris flow events impacting and devastating homes. Geobrugg delivered material and Access Limited completed installation well ahead of the January 31st deadline. El Niño reached California the very next week and the Geobrugg barriers performed as designed.
29 December 2015
On Saturday 5th December during storm Desmond that affected most parts of the UK a substantial landslide occurred at the A83 Rest and be Thankful. During the daytime an event estimated at 150m3 struck a Geobrugg SL-150 barrier, the barrier successfully held the event and there was no need to close the road.
4 November 2015
The Fuxi Hole is a natural karst cave located in Chongqing Taohuayuan, which serves as an entrance to a beautiful valley. Unfortunately, the risk of rockfall was very high in the Fuxi Hole and Geobrugg was asked to provide a solution.
12 August 2015
It is one of the most spectacular canyons in the state of Montana: the Prickly Pear Canyon. The first road builders called it “a perfect defile”, and we, too, consider it a sensation.
9 July 2015
Telegraph Hill in San Francisco is steeped in history. Now it is up to Geobrugg to protect one of San Francisco's oldest districts from the danger of rockfall.
18 June 2015
The installation of two RXE rockfall protection barriers on an almost vertical hill required highest concentration of our assembly team. Sounds like “Mission Impossible”? Not for Geobrugg.
29 May 2015
Speed record before the race! The formula E Grand Prix in Berlin was an electrifying event – not only for drivers and fans, but also for our technicians and mechanics.
11 May 2015
The Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man is a motorcycle race for the hard-boiled: The riders reach up to 320 km per hour. The local boy scouts are as close to the track as you can get: It is their duty to run scoreboard - a most dangerous job.
30 April 2015
On April 23, we were having a blast: The International Rockfall Protection Conference 2015 brought 250 guests from 38 countries together to a spectacle, special effects included.
6 March 2015
The 13th International Congress on Rock Mechanics will be held in conjunction with the CIM Convention 2015 in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from May 10 to 13, 2015 with participation of Geobrugg.
18 February 2015
Due to years of exposure, the point's rock mass was fracturing and displaying signs of instability. Stabilization was required to support the weight of a modern bridge without fracturing further.
2 February 2015
The quality and functionality of products such as Geobrugg Rockfall Barriers for the European Market are verified and approved by means of ETA certificates by the European Organisation for Technical Assessment EOTA.
27 January 2015
TEI customer GeoFirma LLC, Nashville, Tennessee recently completed a difficult earth retention project near Nashville, Tennessee for a natural gas pipeline.
23 October 2014
On October 12, 2014, the first Formula One Grand Prix took place in Sochi, Russia. The 65’000 spectators were well protected from any race car casualties on the circuit by Geobrugg protection fences.
10 September 2014
During scaling operations, an approx. 3.5 m3 large rock broke off the slope. Thanks to the protection measure the rock was deposited safely at the toe of the slope without any damage to the mesh!
9 September 2014
See a television footage of a current project at Diana Falls in New Zealand: Geobrugg designed and supplied 3 x 50 m wide attenuator barriers to mitigate future rockfall risk from a large landslide that occurred over 12 months ago.
3 September 2014
In July 2014, a tremendous explosion in Stahl Gerlafingen AG’s factory catapulted blazing hot slag blocks across the plant area. Some of the larger blocks fell into an adjacent man-camp and luckily, nobody was injured or killed.
10 June 2014
On June 19 to 21, 2013, an intense rainstorm, combined with snowmelt, resulted in a debris flood that damaged infrastructure and developments located within the Cougar Creek alluvial fan area of the town of Canmore. Homes and lives in the Alberta mountain town were threatened when flood water turned the usually docile Cougar Creek into a raging river.
9 June 2014
The ATP Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH operates one of the largest and most manufacturer independent automotive proving grounds for passenger and commercial vehicles in the world. Geobrugg Security Engineering was asked to develop a solution to protect garages close to the track of the proving ground.
30 May 2014
Geobrugg AG held the International Rockfall Protection Conference 2014 from May 21st to 23rd. Participants included an international expert audience from more than 25 countries. In addition to presentations by external experts in construction, installation, and research of rockfall protection solutions, there was a world premiere in the Swiss mountains: For the first time, a flexible rockfall protection canopy was revealed on Geobrugg AG’s test site in Walenstadt.
21 May 2014
Geobrugg will be present with the newly developed panelized Debris Fence together with its partner NORDBETON. You are highly welcome to visit us at booth no. 16.
12 May 2014
For the first time, a flexible rockfall protection canopy will be shown live to an international expert audience from more than 25 countries on Geobrugg AG’s test site.
14 April 2014
From Lake Constance to the Black Sea: Geobrugg from Romanshorn, Switzerland, is delivering high-strength FIA Debris Fences for the new Formula 1 racetrack in the Olympic town of Sochi, thereby establishing itself as the world market leader in this sector.
9 April 2014
Rio Tinto, a British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation, contacted Geovert, one of our customers in Australia, after the West Angelas pit suffered a significant high wall failure on the north wall of the Centre Pit North (CEPN).
18 March 2014
Avalanche prevention structures are not only loaded by the accumulated snow pressure but can also be susceptible to rockfall, especially the highest rows that are commonly installed underneath rock faces with considerable impact hazard.
3 March 2014
In cooperation with sister company Fatzer, Geobrugg delivered a specially dimensioned debris flow barrier, the world's largest of its kind.
28 February 2014
Safety, cost efficiency and sustainability - these properties are what have made the TECCO® slope stabilization system one-of-a-kind and successful all over the world.
18 February 2014
Known as a region prone to natural hazards, the Olympic venues in Sochi required protection from catastrophic events. From the beginning of construction, Geobrugg was involved. The geohazard protection measures installed are still in place today, and provide mitigation of debris flows, shallow landslides, slope instability, and falling rocks around Sochi’s infrastructure and Olympic sites.
6 February 2014
In September 2013, Geobrugg Security Engineering delivered and installed a 300 meter long Debris Fence solution approved by FIA at the Formula 1 race circuit for Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.
14 January 2014
Geobrugg Security Engineering, the leading supplier of FIA Debris Fences, is proud to announce the partnership with NORDBETON GmbH. NORDBETON GmbH .
23 December 2013
On November 4 and 5, the Geobrugg Annual Meeting 2013 took place in Zurich/Winterthur. Over 170 Geobrugg employees, affiliates and key customers from different markets were welcomed, representing 42 countries.