The installation of cable stayed roof of the stadium “Volgograd-arena” will begin in April

VOLGOGRAD, February 16. /TASS/. Builders “Volgograd-the Arena” which will host matches of the world Cup 2018 in Russia, in April, will begin to lift and install cable system of the roof structure. The official portal for fans of the 2018 world Cup in Russia Welcome2018.com said the representative of the contractor company “Stroytransgaz”, the project Manager Sergey Fireplace.

“The process of assembling the cable system takes several months and involves two main stages: the Assembly, which is December 2016, and the rise of an assembled system in the design position. The beginning of the climb is scheduled for April,” said a Fireplace.

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According to him, the cable system of the stadium is unique. “Bearing elements of the cable-stayed roof, located above the stands are not solid metal, as in most football arenas, and strong steel ropes . This ensures that the metal content of construction and usually used in the world in those regions where there is a large snow load on the roof structure,” explained the Fireplace.

After the cabling system will be installed and raised to final position (top mark – 48 m), it will install a membrane cover in white, blue and blue colors. “Volgograd arena” – the first Russian stadium for 45 thousand seats with the cable system of the roof (the only smaller analogue cable system is located in Krasnodar).

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“When designing a sports arena was taken into account a foreign experience, but the stadium in Volgograd is unique and has no analogues in the world – for every object is developed an individual project of cable-stayed roofing,” – said the project Manager. The weight of the cable system is about 2,300 tons in total, it involved more than 12 km of cables. The accuracy of the tension of each cable will be monitored using special equipment and computer programs.

“Given the complexity of the design of cable-stayed roof, its installation is carried out under control of specialists of the company – designer and manufacturer of cable system, which is produced in Switzerland”, – said the press service of the company “Stroytransgaz”.

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