Rock Bags at Collaroy Beach – the other seawall

Rock Bags Collaroy Beach

No, this is not the stretch with the swimming pool slipping into the sea and where a new seawall is under construction. This is the smaller seawall towards the rock pool. Undermining resulted in cracks. Soil Conservation Service placed Kyowa rock bags quickly supporting the seawall until a permanent solution has been designed. Solid and

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Rock Bags used at NZ Port to extend wharf.

Bow thrusters are not a hang-over from Danny and Sandys’ 1970’s disco craze. They are huge props underneath ships that cause no-end of heartbreak for ports. Port or starboard doesn’t matter, but a champagne solution is required to change the Status Quo and rectify revetment and toe scouring and prevent it from happening again, again,

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Testing Times for Rock Bags

Testing times call for tested measures. Kyowa rock bags have been tested globally for stability and erosion prevention for over 30 years, but we keep testing them again and again. New Zealand and Australia have excellent testing facilities. Our clients and their consultants wanted scale modelling testing done for their major wharf upgrade project. The

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Corners, Curves and Classical Classes.

BoxWall BW52 - College

A Sydney college’s classical music centre requires flood protection as part of its build. And what better time to test the deployment plan than during the construction phase. Every school is a busy place, but when you have a high-density location with school students present, the flood system needs to be simple, robust, fast to

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From Gympie to the fish place.

Try fish and chips at the Snack Shack in Tin Can Bay and enjoy it at the water’s edge. Bliss. RoadTek is building the new TMR funded bridge across Coondoo Creek between Gympie and Tin Can Bay and progress is excellent. No old narrow wooden bridge anymore. The Coondoo Creek is a sensitive environment; Kyowa

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NoFloods support Zenviron build wind farm with Cofferdam Success.

TESTIMONIAL Zenviron is a highly experienced, full-service BOP contractor specialising in the design and construction of large scale renewable energy projects in Australia. Zenviron contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the risks and impacts of climate change by providing industry leading solutions to the large scale solar and wind power generation markets. During the

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Seashells, Seashores, Stones and Grass

Kyowa Rock bags, Greenwell Point, NSW

When your seashore has lost its seashells, you need the stones first and grass later. Large quarry rock can be scarce and costly. Smaller riprap rock up to 175mm is easy to get cheaply, easy to transport and now very easy to rapidly deploy to protect the seashells and the seashore. Once deployed, the vegetation

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Architecturally blended permanent passive flood protection installed at critical sites

FloodBreak, the passive automatic flood barrier. No power whatsoever is needed for operation: deploys automatically by incoming flood water. Installed at sensitive and prestigious sites all over the world including at 19 EDF nuclear facilities in France, New York Subway MTA, Singapore LTA, mixed use high rises, embassies, hospitals, etc. Globally over 2,000 FloodBreak flood systems have been installed.

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Power To The Small Rocks!

Kyowa rock bags are now a preferred option for erosion control and stability in ports, for wharves, boat ramps and temporary jetties. In our region, ports are preparing for larger vessels, including today’s massive cruise ships. As the vessels are becoming larger their props and bow thrusters are also increasing in size and our infrastructure

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When You Live Below The Dam

Scary days for the people in Whaley Bridge, UK. The Toddbrook Reservoir dam ruptured; it was feared that the town could be flooded. Over 1,500 residents evacuated. What to do? Well: 1.Prevent further damage to the dam and 2. Drain the reservoir. RAF helicopters were called in to drop sandbags, and Hytrans high-volume pumps from

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Vive La France, Vive NoFloods.

When the water levels in La Seine rose fast the French inhabitants of Troyes were quite skeptical about this 500 meter long white big double sausage filled with water. After all, it was not even French! But soon they learned it actually worked a treat and prevented enormous flood damage to their homes. The French

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SQUEEZE RAMP

A Hytrans squeeze ramp keeps roads accessible for traffic by bridging flexible or lay flat water hoses up to 150mm (or 6″). The squeeze ramp is easy to deploy and provides a strong and effective bridge that is durable and all-weather resistant. When the hose is pressurized, it remains pressed in the oval shape in

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Yes, it is a net with rocks

More than 700,000 of these Kyowa Filter Unit rock bags have been used around the world in the last 30 years. That means it is proven and tested. Guess what: Now available in Australia and New Zealand too. The concept is simple and works well. Fill very strong Kyowa Filter Unit rock bags with (your

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20 seconds about your bridges and Japan

Tasmania has 1,300 bridges, South Australia has 1,500, Brisbane alone has 20. You do the maths for all of Australia and New Zealand. The issue is that many bridges over time deal with erosion of river beds, while fast flowing floods can do real damage. Most vulnerable are the pylons, where water flows increase in

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When the road is not an option.

Help! Flood, landslides or earthquakes destroyed our road. Emergency services need to get through with their appliances to extinguish a fire, to pump potable water, to pump out a dam or to de-water a flooded area or critical assets. That is why Hytrans provides a modular system; the parts such as the hydraulic pump unit

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Ever gone down a sewage pipe?

Warning: Wet wipes are NOT flushable and cause up to 75% of sewage drain blockages. Repairs can be very costly for both residents and water utilities. It is truly amazing what people stuff down toilets. Let’s not go into details. Sewage pipes are often deep underground and when the system clogs up it can be

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Hose Recovery goes AUTO……

In the time of autopilots, cruise control, self-parking cars and pizza delivery drones, large diameter hose recovery has gone automatic. The hardest job will be to decide which hand to use for the remote. The AutoFlaker 300 is engineered to automatically recover large diameter flexible hose in size from 200mm / 8” to 300mm /

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