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A BRUGG GROUP COMPANY
United States

Shis - Khor Fakkan road

Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates
2019
Customer
Gulf Rock Engineering
Protected object
Road
System height
6.0 m
System length
6 m - 15 m
Corrosion protection
GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING®
Number of barriers
2
Retention capacity
NA m³
Other installed applications
Rockfall Protection
Initial situation

The scenic new mountain highway westwards from Khor Fakkan is crossing several Wadis (valleys). Despite the rather arid climate, heavy annual rainfalls are likely to cause debris flows and land- or mudslides along the Wadis.

A solution was necessary to prevent debris flows from blocking the drainage culverts and, even worse, overflow the newly constructed highway.

 

Description

Two 6 meters high VX140 flexible debris flow barriers

The debris flow barriers were designed using the DEBFLOW online tool in close collaboration with the clients engineering team. The expected impact loads (kN/m²) were calculated based on geology, topography, and other decisive boundary conditions.

In Mai 2019, one of the flexible debris flow barriers underwent the most severe proof: Heavy rainfall triggered several debris flows along the various Wadi's. One of them hit the recently completed barrier which remained undamaged. After an excavator had removed the debris material, the barrier was ready again for the next thunderstorms.

Your local contact

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

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

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

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

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Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
General Manager Geobrugg North America
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
Phone +1 505 771 4080
Mobile +1 505 400 0796

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

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