Brasilia stadium for Transdata
By Laura Hatton05 March 2013
Specialist lifting company Transdata has supplied a Terex CC 2800-1 crawler crane to help renovate the National Mane Garrincha Football Stadium in Brasilia, federal capital of Brazil.
Capacity of the stadium is being increased from 41,000 to 70,064 and the venue will host a series of FIFA World Cup football matches in 2014.
The CC 2800-1 has 600 tonnes capacity out to a radius of ten metres, and its maximum load moment is 7,710 tonne-metres. The crawler crane will be used to help construct the stadium's rooftop. One if its tasks is to lift the 29 tonne steel wire rope sections which make up the rooftop structure. The steel ropes will then be positioned on tensioning devices.
The rooftop has photovoltaic cells on the canvas cover which will generate power for the new venue, the company said.
Rigged with the vario adjustable superlift system the crane will be set up with 60 m main boom and 72 m luffing jib. It is expected to remain on site for five months. Ttransport to the stadium from Barra Dos Coqueiros was by 30 trucks.