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15.06.2012 - Ausgabe: 3/2012

Efficient drainage for Polish European championship pitches

Football stadiums in Warsaw, Posen, Breslau and Gdansk equipped with 22 km of Hauraton channelling.

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Ready for the kick-off: The Polish stadiums are fit for the largest football event of the year. Using its state-of-the-art drainage channels, Hauraton, a traditional company from Rastatt, Germany and one of the world's leading companies for drainage and seepage technology, ensures that neither the professional footballers nor fans get wet feet during the European championship games in Poland.
"Our products completely convinced the stadium planners in Posen, Gdansk, Warsaw and Breslau“, stated Marcus Reuter, General Manager of Hauraton with satisfaction. "In this way, Hauraton will ensure rapid and reliable surface drainage for all four Polish football venues of the European championships."
Along with modern construction systems for the German trade fairs Tiefbau, GaLabua and Aquabau, the experts for rainwater management also offer their own programme which is especially designed for use in stadiums and sport facilities. The products in the Sportfix range correspond to requirements from sport associations and are continually adapted to always satisfy currently valid international standards. The special construction technology also reduces the risk of injury.
Drainage systems from Hauraton are not only efficient, but also permanently reliable. They are easy to install and remove rainwater in an optimal way. A total of 22 km of innovative drainage channelling has been installed during construction of the four Polish European championship stadiums. The traditional company based in Southern Germany delivered products including various types of the classic Faserfix Super, RecyfixHicap retention system and Aquafix separators. The installation on site was completed some time ago for this project which entailed overall orders to the value of nearly three million Euros.
The four Polish European championship stadiums at a glance:
The new stadium in Gdansk offers space for around 44,000 spectators. During the European football championships this year, it will serve the German national team, which will arrive at the main training quarters on the Baltic coast at the start of June, as training pitch. At this site Hauraton installed around eight kilometres of Faserfix Super KS drainage channel with integrated EP locking system to prevent washing out. Sportfix turf edging plate made of concrete is installed around the pitch separating it from the running track.
Due to the maximum lateral stability and long working life of the fibre-reinforced concrete, the drainage channels from Hauraton were also first choice for construction of the national stadium in Warsaw. Here, on June 8, 2012, the opening game will be played. Faserfix Super KS channels where used in interiors, parking garage, outside parking lots and in the spectator stands. In addition, both inside and outside the stadium, Recyfix standard channelling made of recyclable plastic materials and equipped with slotted gratings was used together with the combinable DrainfixTwin seepage elements. At the multiple-function area in Posen – which, with its capacity for around 46,000 spectators, is intended to be used for other sporting and cultural events in future – around 1,500 meters of Faserfix Super KS channels from Hauraton were installed. These drain rainwater into the Aquafix separators where it can be cleaned out and finally, allowed to seep away via the Drainfix Block seepage system into a total of four blind drains.
The stadium at Breslau offers space for 40,000 spectators and will be the venue of three first round games during the European championships. Here, a five-kilometre long innovative drainage system from Hauraton was installed. A real eye-catcher, the six-story building is wrapped with a net made of glass fibres which will be illuminated in the national colours when the Polish national team is playing.
About Hauraton:
The HAURATON Company from Rastatt, Germany, has been successful in the market for nearly 60 years now. With 17 subsidiaries throughout the world and commercial agencies in more than 50 countries, Hauraton is one of the world's market leaders in the field of drainage and seepage systems. In the four performance areas, Civil, Landscaping, Aqua and Sport, Hauraton offers more than 1200 different products and the product range is being continually expanded. With the introduction of plastic channels and the SIDELOCK locking system as well as an individualised catalogue in internet, Hauraton is considered to be an innovation leader in its field. The list of reference projects includes the Formula 1 course in Abu Dhabi, Heathrow Airport and the football stadium of FC Arsenal in London as well as the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart and Berlin Main Station (Berliner Bahnhof).
 

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