CEMEX help kick off Euro 2012
Company supplies 50,000 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete for state-of-the-art soccer stadium
WITH the UEFA Euro 2012 championship in Poland and Ukraine having now kicked off, CEMEX have revealed that they provided 50,000 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete used in the construction of the new 42,000-seater PGE Arena in Gdansk, Poland.
The state-of-the-art soccer stadium – which was awarded the Architecture and Design Award at the Stadium Business Awards in May 2012 – will host several matches during the championship.
During the group stage of the competition, the PGE Arena will be the home base for Group C, which includes defending Euro and World Cup champions Spain, as well as Italy, Croatia, and Ireland. It will also host one quarter-final match.
‘Our participation in the construction of PGE Arena highlights our deep commitment towards providing tailor-made building solutions to our customers,’ said Rüdiger Kuhn, president of CEMEX in Poland and Eastern Europe. ‘Euro 2012 will bring entertainment and joy for millions of fans worldwide, and we are happy to have collaborated in this endeavour.’
For their part in the construction project, CEMEX installed a mobile ready-mixed concrete-batching plant at the construction site, which helped ensure that the stadium construction work was carried out smoothly and on time.
The company also provided several types of specialized ready-mix concrete products, including an architectural self-compacting concrete, used to create exposed vertical architectural construction elements, and decorative ready-mixed concrete coloured with dark-grey pigments.
In addition, the ready-mixed concrete grating that serves as the foundation of the stadium was built with 9,000 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete specially designed for large structures.
The PGE Arena pays tribute to Gdansk’s reputation as the amber capital of the world. Its elliptical exterior shape and yellow-orange-brown color is designed to resemble a drop of amber, a resin which has been extracted from the Baltic coast for hundreds of years.