Slope next to road and electric turbine in Caisan, Panama protected using CC5

20 November 2017

In  January  2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect a steep slope  in  Caisan,  Paredones,  in  the province of Chiriqui in Panama.

The slope had been badly affected by water erosion and internal faults and required protection in order to prevent any rocks  from  the  slope  from  falling  onto  the  road  and  micro-electric  turbine  below. 

Due  to  the  steepness  of  the slope, access was difficult, meaning the works would have to be carried out using climbing equipment, and would also make the job more time consuming.

The works were carried out by Servicios de Ingeniería Geosintética, SA (SIGSA) for IDEAL and CILSA. To read the case study in full, click here.