Zenit Stadium Saint Petersburg - Russian Federation
Launching of roof segments

Scope of works performed

Lifting of roof segments


OJSC "Mosstootryad No. 19" Russia

VSL Entity

VSL Heavy Lifting



Project Description

 The Zenit Stadium Saint Petersburg is a soccer stadium on Krestovsdy island which is currently under construction. It will host the matches of the FC Zenit team Saint Petersburg. The stadium is scheduled to be opened in 2016 and will have a capacity of nearly 69,000 persons. The unique image of the new stadium resembles a space ship with a steel framework roof held up by four masts. 

The roof consists of 16 segments: 4 segments weighing 1200t and 12 segments weighing 800t. VSL Heavy Lifting is appointed to launch 15 roof segments, measuring 60x70m, into their final position on the roof. The different distance of the outer and inner ring requires a precise synchronization of the strand jacks. The longest launching distance is 340m, which gradually declines with each new segment. The completion of the operation is scheduled for end of February 2015.