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Toconao 2016 - Geobrugg Toconao 2016 - Geobrugg
Toconao 2016 - Geobrugg Toconao 2016 - Geobrugg
Toconao 2016 - Geobrugg Toconao 2016 - Geobrugg
Toconao 2016 - Geobrugg Toconao 2016 - Geobrugg

Toconao

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Street
Antofagasta
Place
Toconao
Country/Region
Chile
Year of installation
2016
Customer
Direccion de Obras Hidraulicas DOH
Engineering
Geobrugg Andina S.A.
Contractor
Las Chilcas S.A.
Protected object
Touristic infrastructure, Residential area
Systems
VX160-H6, UX160-H4
System height
4.0 m
System length
11 m - 22 m
Corrosion protection
Galvanized, GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING®
Number of barriers
3
Retention capacity
3500 m³
Situation

In the region of Antofagasta in the North of Chile, 38 kilometers south of San Pedro de Atacama is the traditional tourist town of Toconao - one of the most attractive places in the Jere valley.

Over the past several years, the Jere valley has suffered several floods. These floods have affected the valley and the plantations next to the town, damaging the socioeconomic basis of the population.

In the context of the "Conservation and Management of Watercourse in Toconao Sector" the General Direction of Hydraulic Works (DOH) of Antofagasta decided to solve this recurring problem.

Description

Geobrugg presented a sustainable solution consisting of two UX160-H4 barriers (22 m wide and 4 m high) and a VX160-H6 barrier (11 m wide and 4 m high). The systems were installed consecutively in order to form a multilevel barrier that can mitigate around 3500 m³ of the debris.

All phases of construction on this project were performed by Las Chilcas S.A. Company and with the support of the Chilean Geobrugg team.

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Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
Algodones NM 87001 / USA
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Kevin H. Coyle
Kevin H. Coyle
Regional Manager Northeast
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Geobrugg North America, LLC
3 Beaudet Terr
Columbia CT 06237 / USA
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Saleh Feidi
Regional Manager California
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Geobrugg North America, LLC
8921 Emperor Ave.
San Gabriel, California 91775 / USA
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John Kalejta
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Greeley CO 80634 / USA
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Bob Lyne
Regional Manager Southeast
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Summerfield NC 27358 / USA
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Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
General Manager Geobrugg North America
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Geobrugg North America, LLC
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Algodones NM 87001 / USA
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Tim Shevlin
Tim Shevlin
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Geobrugg North America, LLC
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Salem OR 97302 / USA
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