Golf Course Lakes - Portugal

2005 - 2006 saw Geosynthetic Technology Ltd installing lining systems in Obidos, Portugal for the English Golf Course Construction Contractor, J & E Ely Ltd.

Ely retained GT to line 3 separate lake areas at the new Obidos site - which is approximately 1 hour from Lisbon.  Obidos is a high-quality development with a unique selection of Architect designed homes built around the golf course.  The development is marketed for second-home buyers looking for a departure from the Algarve area of Portugal.

The lining works were typical for golf course lakes - a geotextile underlay was installed across the lake formation area with a flexible liner installed directly on top of it.  A geotextile overlay was installed where soil was to be spread back over the upper slope areas; this provided a finished lake edge of natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.  Concrete plinths were built around pipe entries/headwalls onto which the liners were mechanically fixed with batten strips.

GT undertook the work by sending 2 Installation Foremen to site to work with 4 locally supplied Staff.  The lining system is covered by a bona-fide 20-year warranty, provided directly by GT.

Lined Area:  22,000 square metres

Materials Used: Excelastic 1.00mm / 2500N Geotextile underlay / 2500N Geotextile overlay  

Client:  Golf Do Bom Sucesso

Main Contractor:  J & E Ely Ltd, Reading