Daily press, 2014-07-08, 11:19 AM
ThyssenKrupp Elevator is moving people at Brazil’s football arenas
Four of Brazil’s World Cup stadiums use ThyssenKrupp elevator equipment to improve the flow, comfort and safety of football fans. Featured energy-efficiency equipment leads to international recognition.
As football fever sweeps the world, ThyssenKrupp is proud to have contributed to this global event. In total, the company supplied 68 elevators as a part of the modernization process at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba (18 elevators), Estadio Beira Rio in Porto Alegre (23 elevators), and Arena Castelao in Fortaleza (15 elevators), as well as the new installation of infrastructure at Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba (12 elevators). With high capacities, quick mobility, and energy efficiency features, these elevators are capable of moving nearly 200,000 football fans within all four stadiums. Having capacities of up to 2,000 kg, some of the elevators would be able to transport both teams and referees with just one trip.
With the use of energy-efficient technologies that reduce energy usage and result in significant cost savings, ThyssenKrupp’s elevators at these venues have contributed to make them world class facilities. As a testament to the sustainability of these structures, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced that six of the World Cup stadiums achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, including one where ThyssenKrupp supplied elevators under a new installation contract.
In addition, ThyssenKrupp also supplied and installed 17 elevators for a building attached to the Arena Castelao, which houses the State Secretariat of Sports and the Department of Architecture and Engineering. The equipment under this new installation contract is under the maintenance of ThyssenKrupp Elevator as well.
Using the company’s gearless machines and LED illumination, ThyssenKrupp Elevator has complemented the efforts of the Brazil government to build sustainable constructions, which also boast of photovoltaic panels on the roof, rainwater reservoirs, and selective collection for waste.