Estadio Fonte Nova Salvador - Brazil
Lifting of the cable net structure

Scope of work

Lifting and tensioning of the cable net roof structure


28 SLU-120
8 SLU-220


Martifer Construction, Portugal

VSL Entity

VSL (Switzerland) Ltd.
Heavy Lifting



Project Description

The old stadium Fonte Nova in Salvadore couldn`t meet the security standards anymore. So it was decided to demolish the old stadium and build a new stadium on the same spot. The new stadium is one of the main stadiums for the FIFA Soccer championship in 2014.

The new Fonte Nova Stadium will have a seating capacity of 60,000 and accomodates although a hotel, shops, a soccer museum and parking areas.
VSL Heavy Lifting was awarded with the lift and the tensioning of the cable net roof. The roof had 36 axis. For the lifting and tensioning 28 SLU-120 and 8 SLU-220 strand jack units had been installed with a total pulling force of 53,410 kN.

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