Coastal Protection Barriers

Alternative solutions for coastal protection or temporary marine structures.

The design and construction of coastal protection structures using geosynthetic containers is a specialized field, one of which Ecocoast is at the forefront of.

Only few companies around the world specialize in this field, and we are proud to be one of them. Ecocoast was responsible for the first sand-filled megacontainer installation in the United Arab Emirates in 2007.

We have over 20 years experience, and have been custom-engineering, manufacturing and installing these geotextile solutions as an alternative, sustainable method for coastal protection or temporary marine structures in various countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Where our Ecobags and Ecotubes are selected as the most effective method, they are designed and custom-made for every single project.

With varying sizes, the containers range from 100 kilograms to over 600 tonnes. The weight provides stability and projects have been designed and constructed in high wave energy coastal areas with waves over 12 meters.

We can boldly say that we are recognized as the trusted, regional partner to offer the best custom engineered solution. We are also the only turnkey design-to-installation provider in the region, uniquely offering the full service of design through to installation and technical support. In addition, we guarantee the best lead time in the region, as the Ecobags and Ecotubes are engineered and manufactured in the United Arab Emirates.

Ecocoast built a software for stability calculations - Geoforce -  to assist contractors, engineers and consultants in the tendering process. It allows you to create graphs from your own data, offering different scenarios that assess waves, container size and stability, in order to provide a ballpark estimate for the project to clients. With this free stability calculation tool, calculations can be done in less than 10 minutes, saving a considerable amount of time. Access it here:


Coastal Protection Barriers: Geosynthetic Containers
ApplicationsAn alternative solution for coastal protection or temporary marine structures.

Ecobags & Ecotubes


Geosynthetic containers (GSCs) are three-dimensional systems, manufactured from geotextile materials filled with sand. They are not 'sand bags' or 'bulker bags', but require an engineered approach. GSCs are regarded as innovative, economic and environmentally-friendly systems. They have the added benefit of enhancing marine habitats.

A value-adding solution:

Stable & effective coastal protection

  • Low impact, both environmental & visual
  • Environmental enhancements
  • Safe for swimmers & beach users
  • Better for reputation - no litter on the beach
  • Follow-on benefits - tourism, media coverage

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