Our Company

45+ Years of Ice/Engineering Experience.

Our Committment

Engineered Solutions

Solutions based on the unique conditions of your environment, engineered properly to meet your requirements.

Quality Products

Quality engineering and manufacturing to offer the best steel, plastic and hybrid products for any situation.

Toughest Conditions

We specialize in the design, implementation and management of waterway barriers that can withstand the toughest conditions.

Our Company

Geniglace engineers have been providing consulting services specializing in the field of booms and ice engineering for over 40 years. Our uniqueness stems from our ability to solve a wide variety of design problems related to cold regions engineering. With assistance from our diverse network of subcontractors, and suppliers, quality results are delivered to our clients.

Our Team

45+ Years of Ice/Engineering Experience

Razek Abdelnour

President ing., M.Sc.

With 45 years of experience, Razek is a Civil Engineer with a Master’s degree in Hydraulics and Ice Mechanics. For the last 20 years, he has been involved in the engineering, design, fabrication and deployment of over 100 various boom projects in North America and Europe. He is the Principal Engineer at Geniglace, managing several ice engineering and boom projects. He previously worked at BMT Fleet Technology (formerly Arctec Canada) from 1974 to 2012, where he was involved in projects related to navigation in ice in support of Arctic offshore development, and ice control structures for hydroelectric power production.

Most recently, Razek was the main designer of an ice resistant ship retainer system for the protection of in-water bridge piers of the A30 Hwy Bridge in Beauharnois, Quebec.

Elie Abdelnour

Senior Engineer P.Eng, ing.

With 15 years of experience, Elie has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since 2004, he has been involved in the engineering, design, fabrication and deployment of about 75 boom projects. Proficient with AutoCad and Solidworks, he is mostly focused on the detailed design, and the construction management of boom projects. He is also involved in several ice engineering projects.

Most recently, he completed the detailed design, and managed the construction phase of an ice resistant ship retainer system for the protection of in-water bridge piers of the A30 Hwy Bridge in Beauharnois, Quebec.

Étienne Robert

Engineer P.Eng, ing.

With 12 years of experience, Étienne has a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a consultant on many hydroelectric projects and on hydrology studies including watershed systems, meteorological data, dams and reservoirs, water works, rivers, sedimentation, ice mechanic and ice booms. He has experience with computer-aided design in geographic information systems, satellite imagery, 3D modelling, drafting, structural finite element analysis, and river computational fluid dynamics.

Marc Auclair

Marketing & Sales

With 15 years of experience, Marc has a degree in Plastic process and product development. In the last 10 years, he works with the people of the industry, to develop a full line of product as a waterway barriers: safety, debris and ice boom. Around this line of products, he develop the brand of HYDROTIKA. Since May 2018, Marc has held the position of Director and is primarily responsible for business development and marketing.

Bark Lake All Season Safety Boom

In summer of 2006, an All-Season Safety Boom was designed, and constructed upstream of Ontario Power Generation's Bark Lake control dam located on the Madawaska River near Barry's Bay, Ontario.

Tailrace Safety Boom at Chats Falls GS

Past attempts have been made at installing a safety boom across the tailrace channel at Chats Falls GS without much success.

Debris Boom at Chute Bell GS

In 2004, a Debris Boom was installed at Hydro Quebec's Chute Bell GS, a small hydro generating station near Montebello, Québec.

Debris & Safety Boom Bryson QC

This project consisted of the design, fabrication and installation of a boom to control and divert debris to a desired location.

Debris Booms In Arrow Lake

The project consists of the design and supply of all components for a debris boom. The boom is to be installed upstream the canal of Arrow Lake Power Plant.

Contact Us

Give us a call or email to discuss our products and services. Our engineers are available to discuss your new and existing projects.