Renters team up for Brazil World Cup
By Sarah Ann McCay04 March 2012
Brazilian rental companies AMP Locações and MG Porto have teamed up to provide five JCB machines for the redevelopment of the Governador Plácido Castelo Stadium in the city of Fortaleza - which will host six games at the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
Known as Castelão, the stadium is currently being expanded to host up to 67000 fans for the tournament in June 2014. AMP Locações and MG Porto are helping achieve this goal - carrying out demolition and materials handling work on the project.
Using three JCB backhoe loaders, AMP Locações is demolishing parts of the existing stadium. A JCB 3CX and JCB 4CX backhoe loader have been equipped with hydraulic breakers to demolish the stadium's upper cover, while the smaller JCB 1CX is stripping out seats within the stands.
MG Porto is providing equipmenmt for the refurbishment of the stadium. Its JCB 535-125 model is handling the large volumes of palletised materials delivered to the site. A 540-170 model has been fitted with a radio controlled access platform to enable workers to reach the higher levels of the original stadium, where some of the existing access ways have already been demolished.
According to FIFA, the construction of Castelão is currently running ahead of schedule.