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GBE barriers: Highly cost-effective barriers thanks to simple installation

Featuring high-tensile steel wire and an exceptionally straightforward installation method, this product is setting a new standard in the field of rockfall protection barriers. Our GBE barriers, designed for impact energy levels of up to 3,000 kJ, are delivered to construction sites preassembled for quick installation onto support posts. All barriers meet the requirements of the ETAG-027 category A – the highest category of this guideline.

Low anchor forces

Short anchors are sufficient. This significantly lowers drilling time during installation and
therefore the overall costs of the project.

Pre-assembled

The posts are delivered to the construction site as modules with pre-installed bundles of mesh. This significantly reduces the installation time as well as making the process easier.

High safety standards

Our barriers fulfill the EAD 340059-00-0106 (ETAG 027) guidelines, most of them bear the CE mark, and are tested according to the most demanding method in vertical free fall.

Light and unobtrusive

The low weight of the barrier means that it can be easily installed. With its high-tensile steel wire and innovative design, this solution conserves materials, protects the environment and is virtually invisible from a distance.

Videos

Rockfall field test world record 10000 kJ
An alternative explanation of what we are doing
Protection systems for rockfall, debris flow, slope instability, mining, avalanche
Rockfall tests under real conditions

References

To the project
Pech de Foix

Foix, France

 

Systems

GBE-1000A

 

System length

72 m

 

Year of installation

2022

To the project
Ten West Link

Arizona, United States

 

Systems

GBE-100A-R

 

System length

230 m

 

Year of installation

2022

To the project
Cerro Armazones - European Southern Observatory

Cerro Armazones - Observatorio ESO, Chile

 

Systems

GBE-100A-R

 

System length

150 m

 

Year of installation

2016

To the project
Chenani Nashri Tunnel Portal (2016)

Jammu & Kashmir, India

 

Systems

GBE-500A

 

System length

91 m

 

Year of installation

2016

To the project
Piwniczna Zdrój DK87

Piwniczna Zdrój, Poland

 

Systems

GBE-500A

 

System length

252 m

 

Year of installation

2016

To the project
Wisemansbridge Pembrokeshire

Saundersfoot, United Kingdom

 

Systems

GBE-100A-R

 

Year of installation

2016

To the project
Muriwai Drive

Whakatane, New Zealand

 

Systems

GBE-1000A-R

 

Year of installation

2019

Contacts

Roger Moor
     

Roger Moor

Country Manager Ost- und Zentralschweiz, Liechtenstein

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
Mining / Tunnels
René Müller
     

René Müller

Country Manager Kantone AG BE BL BS FR GE JU NE SO VD VS

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
Mining / Tunnels
Alexander Bittendorfer
     

Alexander Bittendorfer

Project Manager Inspection Services

Natural Hazards
Isacco Toffoletto
     

Isacco Toffoletto

Ticino Country Manager

Natural Hazards
Hydraulic Engineering
Mining / Tunnels