Our GeoTextile Products such as geotextile tubes and bags are used throughout the Trinidad and Tobago for a variety of environmentally friendly erosion control Hurricane Storm Protection applications. In Trinidad and Tobago, we are seeing growing popularity for GeoTextile Tubes and Bags because of the cost effectiveness in containing dredge spoils for use in beach renourishment and land creation, levees, breakwaters, groins and other erosion control applications. Other environmentally and cost effective newer products include Formed Fabric Concrete Systems. These systems are used for erosion control, embankment reinforcement, breakwater armor, rip rap replacement, concrete slope paving just to mention a few applications. Our systems are not only environmentally friendly but shown to be more effective than older methods such as rip rap, with the added benefit of cost effectiveness for many Trinidad and Tobago dredging or erosion control uses. In light of the cost savings and superior effectiveness, our systems are fast gaining popularity throughout Trinidad and Tobago, as well as all of the the Bahamas and all of the Caribbean Islands.
In Trinidad and Tobago, as well other Caribbean Islands, GeoTextile Tubes and Bags are used for protection and erosion control off shorelines and coastal areas, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, rivers and canals. They offer the UV protected strength to help stop erosion control and combat wave action along with cost savings over older methods of coastal protection such as rip rap. When used as breakwaters in Trinidad and Tobago, the geotextile tubes can be stacked in a pyramid shape to add additional protection as well as height. GeoTextile tubes and bags can be ordered in black or sand color to blend with the environment. If under water or covered with a concrete mattress or UV coating, these strong tubes and bags are estimated to last for up to 50 years. Cities in Trinidad and Tobago include Arima, Chaguanas, Couva, Diego Martin, Rio Claro, Mayaro, Port of Spain, Penal, Princes Town, San Fernando, Sangre Grande, San Juan, Laventille, Siparia, Tunapuna, Plarco and Scarboro.
Beach Renourishment and Land Reclamation in Trinidad and Tobago has fast become a popular application for GeoTextile tubes and bags. Excavated silt or sludge from dredging can be pumped directly into the tubes and left to dewater. Once the geotextile tubes or bags have dewatered, the remaining material such as sand can be transported to areas needing sand buildup to create new beaches or renourish existing beaches. The material can also be sold as a desirable product. Trinidad and Tobago is fast becoming a proponent of geotextile use. Other uses for geotextile tubes and bags are silt barriers and turbidity curtains. Industries using geotextile bags and tubes for dewatering include Animal Waste, Dredging Spoils, Food Processing, Industrial Waste, Soil Reinforcement, Mining Dewatering and Sludge Lagoon Caps.
Trinidad and Tobago has become a great advocate of GeoTextiles for use in Shoreline Protection, including Breakwaters and Reefs, Engineered Sandbags, Jetties & Groins, Land and Marsh areas, Coastal Protection and Seawalls and Revetments. GeoTextile Tubes and Bags are used throughout Trinidad and Tobago because they are environmentally friendly and can be filled hydraulically or mechanically with dredging or excavated spoils and are non-intrusive to the environment.
Another product now being used for Environmental Erosion Control in Trinidad and Tobago is our Fabric Formed Concrete. These relatively new products include Articulating Block for sloped paving or breakwater armor. They have shown to outperform older methods of erosion control and are cost effective as well as easy to install, often requiring a fraction of manpower. Other products being used today in Trinidad and Tobago include Enviromat Concrete Linings, Filter Band and Filter Point Concrete Linings, GeoMatrix Polyester Geogrids, and Uniform Section concrete linings, as well as our subsea products.