In December 2016, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect and stabilise a slope in Linha do Douro, Mosteirô, Baião, Portugal.
The slope was situated alongside a single track railway and the installation undertaken in very cold conditions for the area, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C.
Shotcrete was also considered but CC was chosen as it didn’t require closure of the single-track railway which would have created significant disruption and problems for users of the railway and the public management company, Infraestuturas de Portugal.
The works were carried out by Maranhão, Sociedade de Construções, SA for Infraestruturas de Portugal.
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