TenCate Barahona Project Profile

A large utility company in the Caribbean suffered major shoreline erosion from years of repeated storm surge consisting of 3+ meter waves. Other successful Geotube® projects in the region convinced the utility company to change their plans and engineer a Geotube® constructed revetment. Construction began on the project in May, 2015. In August, 2015, near the end of the installation, Hurricane Erika took a path directly over the project location. The winds reached 69 km/h and the waves exceeded 3 meters. The Geotube® structure protected both the shoreline and power plant property without any damage. Shafer Huguley produced this video of a successful case study with sight and sound.