Quays, Piers and Jetties
Maccaferri solutions to erosion and scour. Ship propellers and vessel movements cause erosion and scour adjacent to port structures, which we can overcome with our range of protection mattresses. These bottom and slope protection mats are typically constructed on-shore and lifted into place.
Appropriate protection of our products. When considering the durability of materials within marine environments, we are able to provide a range of products to suit the exposure conditions of the intervention including wave action, UV exposure and tidal zone. For the double twist wire mesh of gabions and mattresses, the protection includes a heavy duty zinc/aluminium galvanising with an additional polymer coating. For particularly aggressive conditions, mattresses made from stainless steel mesh or polymeric mesh can be used.
The value of correctly-designed geotextiles. Geotextiles play an important role within coastal works in providing the separation and filtration functions necessary at the meeting point between the new structure and the existing sea or estuary bed. Without a reliable and correctly designed filter layer, the structure above will not perform as designed.
Further development of our BFM. The BFM can limit settlement of breakwaters, groynes or other structures. This technology has recently been extended to offer a mattress that can also remediate polluted sediment areas.