Ice Control

Value protection against the heaviest ice flows.

Steel Booms are Stronger

In certain conditions, plastic booms will not work. In situations where there is ice, and large amounts of coarse debris, in tandem with high currents, a steel boom is recommended.

Little To No Maintenance

Steel booms typically require very little to no maintenance for 25 years, depending on the environment it’s in. The less abuse it takes from the environment, the longer it will last without maintenance.

Ice Control

Designed Right For The 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.

Projects

A few of the ice control solutions we've delivered.

Jenpeg Generating Station

Jenpeg Generating Station

Ice Boomdesigned, and deployed upstream of the Jenpeg Hydroelectric Generating Station 525km north of Winnipeg.

Beauharnois Canal

Beauharnois Canal

Ice resistent safety booms, one 23km long, replacing the previous booms that did not provide enough resistance to the frazil ice.

Rideau River

Rideau River

Design, fabrication and deployment of an ice boom to reduce the amount of ice generated in the Rideau River.

Nelson River

Nelson River

Ice and safety booms on the Nelson River, Northern Manitoba for the Keeyask Project.

Port Colborne

Port Colborne

Ice boom deployed to replace an existing ice boom to project a power generating station downstream.

Gentilly Fish Protection

Gentilly Fish Protection

Ice Boom prevents ice drifts from being blown into the outlet channel to prevent crushing of fish by floating ice drifts.

Relevant Industries

Power Generation

Power Generation

Upstream ice covers during the freeze up period and resist the mobile ice forces during the breakup.

Prevent operational problems at spillways, tunnels, penstocks and intakes.
Permanent safety booms that can resist ice.
Military/Maritime

Military/Maritime

Protect nuclear plants and other sensitive infrastructure from errant boats and recreational boats travelling at high speeds.

Security booms designed to resist thick ice, drift ice, and tidal fluctuations in ice of up to 4 meters.
Ship Arrest Boom capable of resisting ice.
Government

Government

Public safety: Keeping people and boats out of dangerous waterways, minimizing the risk of floods due to the buildup of ice.

Safety booms designed to resist ice forces.
Prevent flooding with boom that stop ice to form a frazil ice cover.

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

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