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 our ice control projects.

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 resistant safety booms 23km upriver, replacing the previous boom 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

The ice boom prevents ice drifts from being blown into the outlet channel. This protects fish from being crushed by floating ice drifts.

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 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.

Debris Booms in James Bay

Two Debris Booms were designed, and constructed in James Bay on the Rupert River upstream of a spillway and a 2.9 km long Transfer Tunnel on the Lemare River.

Diversion Boom in the Ottawa River

Design of a diversion boom on the Ottawa River to protect the Lemieux Island water intake from Frazil.

Contact Us

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