[Massiv Mesh by Pro-Dive Marine Services]
We learn from the web site about the company's Massiv Mesh that it is a flexible, concrete mattress consisting of hexagonal concrete elements linked together with high strength non-degradable polypropylene rope.
And about Flexiweight:
"Flexiweight is a concrete mattress consisting of hexagonal section bars, reinforced with steel and linked by polypropylene rope. Flexiweight is flexible, robust, designed for ease of installation and available in a range of sizes and concrete densities.
Flexiweight has an established track record for such applications as Stabilization, Crossovers, Trawlboard, Cable protection and Scour prevention."
[Fabric formwork - underwater mattresses]
About their version of fabric formwork we learn:
"Engineering fabric formwork offers a considerable range of possibilities to the offshore industry. In addition to the standard pipeline supports, specially designed fabric formwork is supplied for specific requirements, including:
- Mattresses for load distribution
- Pipeline crossings
- Riser supports
- Anti-scour systems
- Fabric seals for structural work in platforms
These varied systems have been used in water depths of 340 meters; deeper waters are within the scope of the plant."
I really like the huge concrete meshes, which greatly outsizes this little but intriguing concrete curtain by the Viennese Architectural Design office Mumex, as seen on Materia: