Antofagasta, Toconao, Chile
Direccion de Obras Hidraulicas DOH
Geobrugg Andina S.A.
Las Chilcas S.A.
Objecto protegido
Infra-estrutura turística, Área residencial
Altura do sistema
4.0 m
Comprimento do sistema
11 m - 22 m
Proteção contra a corrosão
Número de barreiras
Capacidade de retenção
3500 m³
Situação inicial

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.


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.

O seu contacto local

Roger Moor
Roger Moor
Country Manager Ost- und Zentralschweiz, Liechtenstein
Riscos naturais, Coastal Erosion Protection, Mineração / Túneis
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Suíça
Telefone 071 466 81 52
Telemóvel 078 783 46 81


René Müller
René Müller
Country Manager Kantone AG BE BL BS FR GE JU NE SO VD VS
Riscos naturais, Mineração / Túneis
Geobrugg AG
Industriestrasse 21
5200 Brugg / Suíça
Isacco Toffoletto
Isacco Toffoletto
Ticino Country Manager
Riscos naturais, Mineração / Túneis
Geobrugg AG Ticino
Stabile Cometal, via Pizzante 7
6595 Riazzino / Suíça