Test your beach to see the PEM effect before you buy
For all options, the process starts with 1-4 below
2. Pilot Study
In some cases it is recommended to conduct a Pilot Study. This is a controlled experiment where the actual beach is evaluated closely over a period from a few weeks to a maximum of 3 months. The study is conducted by EcoShore and supervised by a University professor and/or the customer’s consultant.
3. Permit Application
The client’s consultant is responsible for completing the permit application. EcoShore will provide information as required. If a Pilot Study has been performed more data are available and a permit may be obtained faster.
4. Full Installation
EcoShore and selected local subcontractors will install the PEMs using an earth drill, water injection or similar light-weight equipment on tracks.
Access to the beach must be provided.
Surveyors will log the location of every PEM, using high precision GPS equipment.
Signage will be provided advising the public of the installation and how to respond if they see a PEM.
Equipment will be removed and the beach cleaned.
The entire installation will be invisible to the naked eye.
PEMs are leased for a fixed period of 3-5 years.
EcoShore will replace any defect PEMs.
A computerized reporting system will be established for anyone to use for free in case a PEM becomes exposed.
EcoShore will ensure that exposed PEMs are re-positioned under the sand.
When the lease period is over the parties may enter into a new agreement.
If the client no longer wants to lease the PEM system, it is removed free of charge.
Buy a Complete PEM Installation
Some clients have expressed interest in having the cost of PEM as Capital Expenditure. To accommodate this we now open for purchase of a Complete and Operating PEM System designed for the specific beach.
Want to be REALLY creative?
We know the PEM system has the potential to change eroding beaches dramatically. You, on the other hand, may be more skeptical, which we fully understand. Therefore we are willing to work with you and your advisers to find REALLY creative solutions that take your concerns into account.
Provided your beach will pass our groundwater test (Pilot Study) we will let your price be almost entirely dependent on how successful the PEM system has performed. In other words: If you don’t get the results your costs are minimal. If your beach is doing better with PEM that it would have done without, you pay for the specific improvement. The conditions are site-specific and you can count on one thing – you can make a very good deal compared to traditional nourishment – and your risk is minimal.
The cost to lease or buy a PEM system depends on a number of factors such as the width and length of the beach, the specific characteristics of the beach, contract period, contract conditions, etc.
PEM is very price-competitive and typically costs less than half the price of traditional beach nourishment for a beach of 1 mile or more.