TenCate Geotube Containers

TenCate Geotube® containers are a cost-effective method for dewatering sludge, tailings, or dredging spoils.


    • Layfield offers TenCate Geotube dewatering as a service
    • Made from high strength geotextiles
    • Dramatically reduces the cost of sludge disposal
    • Removes water from sludge leaving only solids to landfill
    • Can use filled with sand in marine structures


    • Dewatering sludge from ponds
    • Pulp sludge and water treatment sludge
    • Dewatering dredged materials
    • Tailings dewatering
    • Marine structures such as breakwaters
    TenCate Geotube Containers Specifications

Product Description

TenCate Geotube® units or containers are manufactured with special high strength woven geotextiles and are a very cost-effective option in dewatering applications, dredging and structures along shorelines. TenCate Geotube® units are available in various sizes and may be supplied large enough to hold over 900 cubic metres of material each. In dewatering applications, TenCate Geotube® units are filled with sludge slurry, and water is added if needed to allow for easy pumping. The excess water then filters through the walls of the unit, leaving the solids trapped inside. This process reduces the amount of high-cost liquid material to be disposed of, leaving solids that are easily handled.

In shoreline protection applications, TenCate Geotube® units are typically installed with a scour apron, which connects the large tube to a smaller anchor tube. After filling, the TenCate Geotube® unit is then covered with sand, rock or spray-on coatings.

Design assistance is available to determine sizes, stresses, stacking arrangements, and estimate dewatered volumes and pumping days.


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