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Civil projects

The Netherlands is a land of asphalt, where there are always many roads and many roads being built. Associated with that is an infrastructure consisting of bridges, tunnels and aqueducts because the Netherlands is also a land of water. When infrastructure and the associated engineering structures are being construed in our country it is therefore wise to ensure that building excavations are dry and kept dry. There are various techniques for doing this.

One of these techniques – the use of geosynthetic materials – offers a number of major benefits, including an enormous versatility in the materials available. The result of this is that geomembranes and geotextiles are now used extensively within the civil engineering infrastructure sector.

Genap has always been a pioneer in this field. As far back as the 1970s, the Department of Civil Engineering at the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management asked us to work with it to develop solutions for the installation of geomembranes that would act as an artificial barrier under water. That is how the term "submerging" was born. Over the years this has become one of our specialist areas.

In addition to infrastructure applications, our solutions are also used for covering landfill sites, waste incinerator bottom ash and oil storage terminals. The scope of use is so extensive that we are certain that they can also be used successfully on your project.