Permanent flood protection systems
Natural protection against the risks of flooding is seldom adequate. Therefore, diverse permanent civil engineering measures, e.g. dikes, reinforced banks, walls, water retention basins and the raising of dikes and banks, have been implemented over the years. These permanent flood protection systems are fixed parts of the infrastructure. They have a permanent effect on the appearance of landscapes and townscapes. The enormous costs of such major projects call for convincing proof of their reliability, but primarily economically justifiable planning concepts. Owing to their cost-effectiveness and versatility, steel sheet piles from thyssenkrupp Infrastructure have proved to be an ideal answer in many projects worldwide.
Where visual and aesthetic requirements are important, e.g. in holiday resorts or recreational areas, our glass wall systems are a good choice. They are ideal for guaranteeing permanent protection against floods without obscuring the view of the landscape or other attractions.