Corrosion-Resistant Conduit makes World Cup Stadium a Winner
The Governador Magalhães Pinto Stadium in Belo Horizonte Brazil is currently undergoing a $344 million (USD) modernization project in preparation for hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The reconstruction is scheduled to be complete in December 2012. When finished the stadium will accommodate 64,000 fans and include 68 restrooms, 28 fast food restaurants and have over 2600 parking spaces. The stadium is also environmentally friendly featuring a solar power system and the ability to collect and store up to 6,270,000 liters of rainwater.
The stadium will require nearly 90 tons of conduits to wire the facility, all of which will be supplied by the Atkore International® factory located in São Paulo, Brazil. The facility was able to win the bid by offering a corrosion-resistant product that provided maximum protection at a significant cost advantage over alternative products offered by the competition.