Our gabions were successfully installed despite the challenging soil conditions
A landfill project in Kampung Sungai Ikan, State of Terengganu, required a flexible embankment to be built to raise the platform surrounding a pond used for the disposal of solid waste. We proposed the use of gabions and provided technical support during installation. The soil conditions on the site were challenging, influencing the selection of the intervention.
Kampung Sungai Ikan is a beautiful town located in the middle of the State of Terengganu, near to the International Terengganu airport and many tourist attractions such as Bukit Batu Hitam and Kampung Gemuruh.
The National Solid Waste Management Department, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, needed a solution to protect the environment at a landfill site being upgraded in Kampung Sungai Ikan. A flexible embankment had to be built to raise the platform surrounding a pond used for the disposal of solid waste of household, industrial, commercial and institutional origins.
We were invited to propose a solution for this landfill project and suggested the use of our gabions to build a higher embankment and increase the pond capacity.
Our gabions are engineered from double twisted hexagonal woven steel wire mesh. They are not only made from high quality steel wire, but are also heavily galvanized to provide long-term corrosion protection.
The installation of the gabions was quite challenging as soft soil was frequently encountered in the landfill area. This required the contractor to use great caution when positioning the gabion cages and caused some delays. Nevertheless, the job was completed in two months and the local authorities appreciated the technical support that we provided to make this project successful.
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