STOPWAVE® Sand containers for erosion control

Robust geotextile containers for riverbanks and coastline protection.

The Stopwave® system consists of sand-filled geotextile containers built to form a stabilising, defensive barrier against
coastal and river erosion.

What is stopwave®?
The geotextile containers are made of geotess®, a durable staple fibre geotextile.
It's a versatile system ranging from 500 kg hydraulically filled containers to 5 tons mega sand containers.

TYPES AND APPLICATION

STOPWAVE® S CONTAINER

These containers are the smallest of the Stopwave® containers. Generally used on temporary structures like, small sea walls and groynes, riverbanks protection and small onshore structures in very mild climates and conditions.

STOPWAVE® M CONTAINER

These medium sized containers are used typically in groyne structures in mild conditions, emergency works and temporary structures due to their versatility and rapid construction techniques.

STOPWAVE® L CONTAINER

The largest of the mechanically fi lled containers. These containers are used in revetments, reefs and groynes due to their large size and high stability, even under the harshest conditions. Filling and placement of these very large containers is achieved using a specialized hydraulic filling apparatus and placement cradles to ensure complete filling and a consistent, neat finish.

PERMANENT STRUCTURES S M L
SEA WALLS, REVETMENTS, SLOPE BUTTRESSING
GROYNES, BREAKWATERS, DYKES
REEFS, SCOUR PREVENTION
DUNES
RIVERBANKS PROTECTION
TEMPORARY STRUCTURES S M L
GROYNES
SEA WALLS
RIVERBANKS PROTECTION

FUNCTIONS

EROSION CONTROL

Stopwave® structures restrict the loss or movement of sand through wave action, tidal currents and wave currents.

SHORELINE PROTECTION

Stopwave® structures protect the shoreline by resisting the erosive forces from wave action or tidal events.

WAVE DISSIPATION

Stopwave® structures can reduce the size and energy of waves by assisting the wave to break away from the forseshore, thereby providing sheltered waters in the lee of the structure.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT

Stopwave® structures provide a base upon which organisms grow in the ocean or rivers systems. Such growth is vital to the health and diversity of the natural environment.

WHY CHOOSE STOPWAVE®?

The Stopwave® shoreline protection system has been proven through many years of use in the harsh italian environment.

These structures have withstood coastal abrasion, vandalism, and UV damage.

The Stopwave® system is supported by extensive research and development and superior design support. It provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional coastal erosion protection system made from concrete, rock armour, steel or timber. It also enhances the environment by providing a stable base for marine growth.

Advantages

  • FLEXIBILITY

    You can build structures with variable geometry like groynes, reefs, dunes, dams etc. Lego effect.

  • FILLING

    It is easy to fi ll and you can use the sands and gravels of the place of installation.

  • ENVIRONMENT

    It is safe and made with eco-friendly material.

  • WEIGHTS & MEASURES

    It is available in different sizes for each design requirement.

  • COST EFFETTIVE

    Stopwave® structures compare favourably to traditional coastal structures, both with initial installed cost and whole-of-lines costings.

  • TECHNOLOGY AND DURABILITY

    It is made with double stitching for a maximum resistance to tearing. It has been successfully tested in the laboratories of the Polytechnic University of Marche Italy

  • EASY TO TRANSPORT

    The weight of the bag is little and volume is not bulky.

  • DESIGN AND INSTALLATION SUPPORT

    Stopwave® sand containers are supported by technical assistance from our engineers. Installation support is also available to help ensure efficient and correct installation.