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WA2 8LT Warrington
United Kingdom

ICG 2023

At this year's 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) in Rome, our HUESKER team received three awards, which we had already won in previous years.

We received the awards twice in the category: Case Study and once in the category: Product Development. The awards were presented by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), a global community of 4,000 members from all over the world dedicated to the scientific and technical development of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products and associated technologies.

It all started back in 2020 when we won the "Case Study Award Pan-America 2020". This was only possible thanks to an outstanding project solution. The case in question involves the construction of the first artificial beach 'El Salitre' in Chile using geotextile tubes.

We also received the "Case Study Award Africa 2023", which honoured a challenging and very important project in Nigeria. This is the construction of a second bridge over the Niger River in Onitsha, Nigeria, which is part of an essential national infrastructure project with immense benefits for the population and economy of Nigeria. It includes the construction of the 1.6 km bridge and the construction of more than 10 km of road embankments in the swamplands of Nigeria. The challenging nature of the low bearing capacity subsoil was stabilised with the help of 17,000 geosynthetically coated sand columns and thus made suitable for construction. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners: Julius Berger International GmbH, GE Systems & Solutions B.V. sowie Kempfert + Raithel Geotechnik GmbH

Our work and ambition in product development has been recognised by the IGS for the second time. This year we received the award for advancing the development of groundwater protection through innovative geosynthetic contaminant filters in the form of our Tektoseal® Aktiv product familiy. We would also like to congratulate our colleague Laura Carbone. The IGS Council recognised Laura's "tireless work to promote young member participation at all levels of the IGS, as co-chair of the first Young Member Committee (YMC) and later as chair of the YMC and the European Region YMC". Congratulations Laura, you deserve it!

We thank all the IGS leaders and congratulate our team for this outstanding achievement!