Midlands-based B.E. Wedge has played a major role in the construction of a new sports stadium in Ukraine that is set to be the main facility used in the European Football Championships in 2012.
The company – part of the Wedge Group Galvanizing – was set the task of galvanizing 1000 metal swaged tubes used in the assembly of the brand new stadium in Kiev, Ukraine after the country’s successful joint bid with Poland to host the 14th UEFA European Football Championships.
“This structure has to support the influx of fans that will be flocking to Kiev’s stadium in 2012, and therefore durability and quality of the metalwork is paramount,” explained B.E. Wedge’s Sales Manager Lee Dickens.
All 1000 of the galvanized swaged tubes have now been shipped over to Ukraine, with the Olympiskiy Stadium expected to be completed by June 2011. As well as hosting many of the group matches and the quarter final, Kiev’s stadium has also been bestowed the honour of hosting the Euro 2012 final match.
“We were delighted to be involved in this prestigious project, and cannot wait to see the finished result in its full glory – hopefully cheering on England in the UEFA European final,” concluded Lee
Photo Courtesy of Architects: gmp Architects (www.gmp-architekten.de)
Stadium Kiew_inside view.jpg: ©Rendertaxi