Platinium project | Weespersluispark

Queeny de Haan

The development of the Weespersluispark is getting closer and closer. To prevent the Japanese knotweed from causing damage to the newly constructed park, DuPont ™ Plantex® Platinium is installed.

Over the past few months, a lot of hard work has gone into preparing the ground to apply DuPont ™ Plantex® Platinium. The area where the Japanese knotweed was active, a sand pre-load two metres thick was applied. This sand preload has been allowed to settle well over the past period, providing a stable surface for the park. The area is then completely covered with DuPont™ Plantex® Platinium, which prevents the invasive Japanese knotweed from spreading.

The serviceteam

The installation of DuPont™ Plantex® Platinium was done by the service team. They used the Broof-Tech stitch® technique. This specially developed stitching method seals the overlapping layers of Platinium together to form a barrier against the Japanese knotweed. The fabric can then be pulled out over the site, after which a clean layer of soil is applied.

Upcoming period

Next spring and summer, work will begin on the final shape of the park. In autumn, the first trees and bushes will be planted. In the spring of 2025, Weespersluispark will be ready for use and visitors of the park will not be bothered by Japanese knotweed!