CC used as multi-application solution at Gas Distribution Plant in Brazil

30 January 2018

In November 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect a slope in Guarantingeta, São Paulo, Brazil.

The slope is located on the site of a Gas Distribution Plant owned by Comgas, Brazil’s largest gas distribution company, co-owned by Cosan and Shell.

The slope is situated above an access road, and was highly vegetated. Therefore, the client required a solution to control the vegetation growth on the slope. As part of the works, the client also wanted to create a drainage channel along the toe of the slope, and additionally required a channel lining solution.

Shotcrete and poured concrete were both considered, but the restricted access to the slope meant that use of these solutions would prove difficult to execute. CC was instead specified due to the ability to easily transport the material on site, the reduced need for heavy plant, and its speed and ease of installation. The works were carried out by Uniforte Engenahria for Comgas.

Find out how the installation was carried out here.