First Sustainable Bank Protection in Iceland

cbec eco-engineering UK Ltd are very excited to have been involved in the successful delivery of the first large wood bank protection measures in Iceland, providing design and on-site construction supervision roles for the groundworks that were undertaken by McGowan Ltd and a local contractor. The enthusiastic collaborative efforts of the team and the client, ON Power, meant that the work progressed very smoothly, with all challenges encountered being resolved efficiently and without incurring delays. The design represents a more effective, sustainable and environmentally sensitive alternative to more ‘traditional’ bank protection using large rock, being designed to work with river processes (i.e. a ‘nature-based’ approach). With significant media interest in the project, we hope that this type of measure begins to be applied more widely across Iceland, in keeping with the outstanding natural beauty of the landscape there. #design #Iceland #NaturallyDifferent

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