Maccaferri is awarded the “Best Geosynthetic Project” at the Geosythetics Middle East event
We are very proud to present the success story of our colleagues in Middle East.
Maccaferri Middle East won the “Best Geosynthetic Project” award for their 32 meter high Terramesh Wall built in Ras Al Khaima UAE. This project was selected from 34 entries.
This is another success for our Paramesh System (combination of Terramesh System and Paraproducts). At this point we have to make a specific reference to the products used in this case which were Terramesh System and Paralink 300 (300kN/m geogrid). Maccaferri Middle East was involved in the design, supply and construction supervision assistance for the 32m high retaining wall, with total facing area of retention 3.670 m2.
It is a fact that the actual site conditions varied a lot from the design conditions, which resulted in a few design revisions, but due to the flexibility of the Terramesh system, the units could be easily modified/deformed at site to match the site conditions.
In most cases Paramesh system is more economical than the traditional methods of reinforced soil embankments. This case was no exception. The backfill material used between ParaLink geogrid layers contained relatively large particle sizes; but this caused no problems to the geogrid as Paralink has better polyethylene coating on the polyester core than other geogrids. The possibility of using local material like high graded backfill material and boulders for gabion facing resulted in considerable cost savings for the project.
We must never forget that Terramesh system has a stone facing which is aesthetically pleasant and suitable especially for rocky mountainous areas.
At Maccaferri one of our primary objectives is to protect the environment and we succeed on that by avoiding concrete and mitigating pollution by using materials in situ.
At this link you can read an article that was published and also is a link to watch a video of the Project.