Not far from the city of Punta Arenas, located in the most austral region of Chile, is situated the “Club Andino Punta Arenas” ski resort. From its ski slopes, an almost unique breath-taking panorama of the ocean, Punta Arenas and surroundings is offered to the visitors. To ensure road safety, while preserving the aesthetics of the access road to the resort, the local authorities of the Chilean Ministry of Public Works have chosen to implement Tertu steel backed timber guardrails.
The Tertu wood & steel road restraint systems are well-known in the Magallanes region, and more widely in Chile, where this concept has been very successful. Indeed, the wood culture is particularly present in this country where the resource is abundant. In addition, Tertu barriers aspect match perfectly with Chile’s unique geography and beautiful landscapes.
Thus, they are securing the often-sinuous scenic roads of the territory, as safely as the standard steel safety barriers, since they comply with the same standard requirements. However, they offer the valued advantage to fit in the landscape, protecting its natural beauty.
In addition, Tertu barriers are environment friendly and contribute to reduce the impact of road infrastructure projects, since one cubic meter of wood can store one ton of carbon dioxide.
Marketed in Chile by Tertu Chile Spa, a subsidiary of Tertu, the steel backed timber safety device installed at the Club Andino in Punta Arena is the classic T18, one of the first wood-steel barrier ever designed by Tertu and now included in Tertu’s large range together with more than other 15 models, responding to most of the requirements met in the field of highways safety.