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Using portable and lightweight flood protection

Submitted by Élyse Fournier 10th August 2017 14:57

Hesco, 2014


Flooding is a significant risk for many power sector operations and typical flood protection structures such as levees are very expensive to build. ConocoPhillips has a flexible strategy in place to use different methods of flood protection, including the temporary and portable flood defense HESCO Concertainer. This less expensive alternative solution consists of lightweight, portable cellular structures made of a welded mesh framework lined with geotextiles, and filled with sand, earth, or gravel. For instance, these units were employed at the Belle Chasse refinery to provide interim flood protection after the Hurricane Katrina.

At a Glance

Industry sector: Generation
Type of resources: Oil
Type of energy: Fuel
Adaptation type: Physical Equipment protection, upgrades and alternative materials
Organization: ConocoPhillips
Organization type: Utility