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With 45% of execution, the Maracanã works reach 20 work fronts

RStructural recovery, the more advanced stage, is 92% done; 5,400 workers are working in the reform

Just over 10 months remaining for the completion of Maracanã reform (credit: Odebrecht/Divulgation)
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Diego Salgado - São Paulo
Posted on 13/04/2012 18:30 h
updated on 26/04/2012 16:21 h

The reform of Maracanã reached 45% of execution, with 20 work fronts at the jobsite. The new index represented an increase of 10% compared to the last Emop’s (Public Works Department of the State of Rio de Janeiro) measurement, held in late February.

The structural recovery, the more advanced stage of the work, is 92% complete. In total, Maracanã will have 480 columns after the restoration - eight columns arranged in each of the 60 stadium modules. Today, with the partial demolition, only 180 columns are part of the current structure - three in each module.  

According to the consortium responsible for the work, composed by Odebrecht, Andrade Gutierrez and Delta, each pillar undergoes up to 10 procedures such as stripping and coating. The recovery is water-based.

The reconstruction of the bleachers has been done in three steps. In the first two, related to the assembly of upper and lower rings, 2,750 pre-molded parts will be installed. So far, with the help of four cranes, 28% of the structures are incorporated into the stadium. The equipment is also responsible for placing the beams and columns in the intermediate zone of the bleachers.

Last month, the construction company began the installation of the 110 luxury boxes, which will be located between the two levels of bleachers in two rows. The construction of four access ramps is also in progress and has reached the third floor of the building. In this work front, elevators and escalators are 30% concluded. The electronic system is 8% complete, with 20% of the air conditioner installed.

In the process of removal and installation of the coverage, 30% of the action is completed. The old stadium marquee was removed in four stages by crane of 450 tons and lasted five and a half months. Composed by tarpaulins tensioned by steel, fiberglass and Teflon frame, the coverage will have life of 50 years and will be supported on 60 stadium modules and on the four main pillars.

A little less than 11 months before the completion deadline, the reform has reached the maximum number of employees expected. According to Emop, the work has 5,400 workers in two shifts (from 7 am to 5 pm and from 7 pm to 5 am).

The reform is estimated at R$ 883.5 million, of which R$ 170 million has already been deployed in the work. Part of the investment comes from the Brazilian Development Bank’s (BNDES) ProCopa line, with a loan of R$ 400 million. To date, the bank released 20% of the amount - in August last year, a contract was signed worth R$ 80 million.

Maracanã has been closed since early September 2010. After the re-inauguration, scheduled for early March of next year, the stadium will have 76,000 seats. On June 30, 2013, it will be the stage of the final of the Confederations Cup. Twelve months later, it will receive seven World Cup games, including the decision of the tournament on July 13, 2014.

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