Turnkey Waterway Barriers

Engineered to withstand the toughest conditions.

Engineering services at every point in your solution's lifecycle.

New Solutions

New Solutions

New waterway barriers designed right for your conditions.

Fix and Enhance

Fix and Enhance

We can assess, fix and enhance existing waterway barriers.

Plan Ahead

Plan Ahead

We can help you plan for future projects 2-3 years down the road.

Custom Designed, Everytime.

Since 1994, Geniglace engineers have designed, and constructed over 100 booms. Attention to detail and experience enable us to perfect our designs, resulting in booms that can resist the harshest environmental conditions.

Every Geniglace Boom is designed and engineered for its specific purpose and surrounding environmental conditions. Historic data is used to predict worst case scenarios of ice and debris loading, current, and wind. Every component of the boom is individually engineered to resist these forces.

Our Solutions

Turnkey Waterway Barriers engineered to withstand the toughest conditions.

Ice Control

Ice Control

Frazil ice buildup causes costly interruptions and revenue losses at hydroelectric generating stations. Ice booms form a stable ice cover upstream of hydroelectric dams, reducing frazil ice pileup at the intakes. Minimizing potential blockages saves the dam owners time and money.

Debris Management

Debris Management

Debris booms form a barrier in order to retain or divert accumulated debris. Floating debris may also cause costly power generation losses due to blockage of hydroelectric dam intakes.

Public Safety

Public Safety

Safety Booms provide a highly visible boundary that clearly warns boaters and recreational users to keep away from dangerous waters. Safety booms can be deployed all year round or seasonally.

Many different, customized solutions are possible:

Ship Arrest booms

Ship Arrest booms

Booms that absorb kinetic energy on impact to protect bridges & piers.

Security Booms

Security Booms

Visible, unbreachable barriers to protect restricted areas such as ports and nuclear plans.

Flood Prevention

Flood Prevention

Strategically placed booms in waterways prevent floods that occur during the spring.

Multi-Purpose booms

Multi-Purpose booms

Booms designed for multiple purposes, ie: public safety, debris and ice protection.

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, Qu├ębec.

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.