Amazonia Arena in Manaus reaches the halfway mark

18/12/2012 - 11:55
Currently, 1.7 thousand builders are at work at the stadium that will be the stage of four 2014 World Cup matches

Photos: Andrade Gutierrez#

The Amazonia Arena has reached the halfway mark, as 50.07% of the construction works have been concluded. Currently, work is focusing on the completion of the wall that surrounds the podium, the building of the boxes and lavatories, as well as the assembly of the upper stands, which is advancing well on the east sector. The stadium’s delivery date has been set for December 2013.

“We have started an important phase, the preparation to begin to receive materials for assembling the rooftop cover and façade, which should start in April or May", stated the coordinator of the World Cup Project Management Unit (UGP COPA), Miguel Copobiango Neto.

Starting January, the Portuguese steel company, hired to supply the metal structure of the rooftop cover and façade, will start to set up the necessary equipment. “This will be the most complex part of the construction project and will require great effort from the developer and our technicians”, stated Capobiango.

The company shall send from Porto Alegre to Manaus, equipment such as cranes, which will be used in the assembly of the metal structure and for fixing the PTFE membranes (synthetic translucent material). Recently, the construction company in charge concluded the assembly of the rooftop cover of the Grêmio Arena in Porto Alegre, inaugurated on 8 December.

Source: UGP Copa - AM

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