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K-FLEX at the FIFA World Cup™ BRAZIL 2014

Through Polipex, a long term Brazilian partner, K-FLEX provided elastomeric foam insulation to five of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ stadiums - Maracanã Stadium, Corinthians Arena, Pantanal Arena, Atlético Paranaense Arena and Beira Rio Stadium -, besides the FIFA’s International Broadcast Center, the Galeão International Airport at Rio de Janeiro and also the Manaus International Airport, the competition host city located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

FIFA’s International Broadcast Center

Hosted in Rio de Janeiro, inside the premises of Rio Centro complex, the International Broadcast Center (IBC) of the FIFA World Cup™ Brazil 2014 will be one of the most advanced in the world during that competition in Brazil. The space, assigned to radio and television broadcasting of the event, is considered a vital component, which defines the connection between the FIFA World Cup™ and the rest of the world, ensuring that people around the world have the best and most updated coverage of this sport competition. Although it is a temporary work specially erected for the soccer world tournament, certainly it will leave as a legacy the highly specialized know-how involving major sports broadcasts, as with a view to the 2016 Olympics. The total cost of the work will be U$ 220million.

 Name of the work: CENTRO DE TELECOMUNICAÇÕES DA FIFA – Rio Centro
Kind of Installation: Cool Water
Installer: Climapress Ar Condicionado Ltda.
Applied material:  K-FLEX ST  14.600m (tubes)

Maracanã Stadium

The historic stadium located in Rio de Janeiro was reopened to fans on April 27, 2013. The reform reduced in about 30% the 100 thousand seats designed to host the 1950 FIFA World Cup, and rebuild the lower seats area. To provide better visibility to the public, was adopted an oval geometry, having also been built 108 cabins and a special access ramp. The cost of the work was U$ 500 million.

 Name of the work: CONSÓRCIO MARACANÃ - RIO 2014
Kind of Installation: VRF / Cool Water
Installer: Ambient Air -  Ar Condicionado Ltda.
Engeneering: DW engenharia - Danilo Werneck
Applied material:  K-FLEX ST  36.400m (tubes) / 1700m² (sheet)

Clube Atlético Paranaense Arena

Located in the city of Curitiba (PR), the home of “Clube Atlético Paranaense” soccer team, has the reputation of being the most modern and well structured stadiums in the country. To receive matches of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 ™ several adaptations are being done, including the provision of mobile field coverage and another seats level parallel to the field, which will increase its current capacity from 25,000 people to more than 41,000 fans. The total cost of the work will be U$117 million.

Kind of Installation: Cool Water
Installer: Good Serv de Climatização Ltda
Engeneering: Michelena Climatização
Applied material:  K-FLEX ST  8.100m (tubes)

Corinthians Arena

Future home of one of the most popular soccer team in Brazil, this arena will have 65,000 seats. Located in an area of ​​200 thousand square meters, in a populous district in the east of São Paulo (SP) - the capital of the most developed state in Brazil - will also have 3500 parking spaces among the highlights of a modern architectural complex. Its total cost is estimated at US$ 410 million.

Name of the work: ARENA CORINTHIANS – Const. Norberto Odebrecht SA.
Kind of Installation: Cool Water
Installer: Heating & Colling Tecnologia Térmica Ltda.
Engeneering: Teknika Consultoria e Projetos
Applied material:  K-FLEX ST  5.000m (tubes) / 2.300m² (sheet)

Pantanal Arena

With capacity for 43,600 spectators, this arena will have bleacher and cover both removable. It was projected to attend a wide range of sustainable criteria due to be in Cuiabá (MT), a city near one of the most diverse ecosystems in the World – The Brazilian Pantanal, the region where is the largest flooded surface of the planet. The Pantanal Arena project and improvements in urban infrastructure are designed to strengthen the local tourist potential. Total estimated cost: US$ 180 million.

Name of the work: ARENA PANTANAL
Kind of Installation: Cool Water
Installer: Jam Engenharia Ltda.
Engeneering: MHA Engenharia
Applied material:  K-FLEX ST  4.400m (tubes) / 1.000m² (sheet)

Beira Rio Stadium

The renovation of the stadium located in Porto Alegre (RS) capital of southernmost state of Brazil, comprises the installation of a metal roof-supported by 65 wing-shaped modules with 23 meters - and capacity expansion, which will increase from 56,000 to 60,800 places. The reform is being conducted in conjunction with an urban renewal project in the region surrounding the river side stadium. The cost of the reform is estimated at US$ 165 million.

Kind of Installation: VRF / SELF’s
Installer: BDS Ar Condicionaldo Ltda.
Engeneering: Sistema Engenharia Térmica
Applied material:  K-FLEX ST  25.700m (tubes) / 7.100m² (sheet)

Manaus International Airport

Gateway to the host city that is embedded in the exuberant Amazon rainforest, Manaus International Airport follows early in his works, according to the Brazilian government. The total area will go from 40,000 to 97,000 square meters, with operational capacity being increased from 4.2 million to 13.5 million passengers per year. According to authorities, the works are also another government effort to increase the flow of tourists in the region that has received the “Best Green Destination in Latin America” award during the “World Travel Market”. The total amount invested in expansion and renovation is US$ 195 million.

Aeroporto Internacional de Manaus
Kind of Installation: Cool water
Installer: BDS Ar Condicionaldo Ltda.
Engeneering: Air Conditioning Tecnologia e Sistemas 
Applied material:  K-FLEX ST  5.800m (tubes) / 4.900m² (sheet)

Galeão International Airport – Rio de Janeiro

The second largest international airport in Brazil is being modernized and expanded to meet the expected influx of passengers during the FIFA World Cup ™ 2014 and the 2016 Olympics. Currently, the Galeão (Tom Jobim) Airport receives about 17.5 million passengers per year. With the reform and expansion, the Brazilian government intends to adapt it to meet 44 million people for the next year. Alongside the works of the airport operational improvement, other interventions in passenger terminals are being performed in order to increase the level of comfort of users. Value of investment: US$ 72 million

Kind of Installation: Cool Water
Installer: Air Conditioning Tecnologia e Sistemas  
Applied material:  K-FLEX ST  14.600m (tubes)


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