Hong Kong

The world’s largest land reclamation

- based on Fibertex Geotextiles

Case_GEO_The world’s largest land reclamation
Case_GEO_The world’s largest land reclamation

The project - Hong Kong International airport

Hong Kong International Airport opened in 1998 and is one of the busiest airports in the world with 35 million passengers annually. The platform of the new airport is the partly man-made island Chek Lap Kok off the north coast of Lantau island. Creating the island was a combined excavation and reclamation project and a total of 367 million m3 of stones, gravel and sand was moved.

 

The Fibertex solution

To stabilize the subbase and prevent migration and mingling of materials still allowing free movement of water, Fibertex F-4M was installed between the construction layers as a separator. For protection of the 13 km of coastline, Fibertex F-1000M was chosen as a filtration layer.

More than 7 million m2 of Fibertex Geotextiles were used and the high uniform quality, prompt delivery and optimal service were key factors when choosing Fibertex.

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The world’s largest reclamation
Case_GEO_The world’s largest land reclamation

Hong Kong International airport

  • Area increase of the Chek Lap Kock island from 3 km2 to 12 km2
  • 367 million m3 of stones, gravel and sand reclaimed
  • More than 7 million m2 of Fibertex geotextiles used for separation in the subbase, and for filtration at the coastline

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