More than 1 million fischer fixing systems are anchoring spectator seats, roofs, and much more at eight of the football grounds.
A new stadium was constructed for the world cup in Saint Petersburg. Construction began in 2007 and was completed in 2016. The “Zenit Arena” has enough space for approximately 70,000 spectators. The stadium gives the impression of a spaceship and is one of the world’s most modern stadiums. It features a retractable roof with a diameter of 286 metres on eight pillars.
The retractable roof and beam grillage were securely installed and reinforced with the fischer injection mortar FIS EM. 1,500 cartridges were used in total. The assemblers additionally used 2,900 units of the fischer bolt anchor FBN II in order to install the beam grillage and multiple steel constructions.
More than 100,000 fischer concrete screws FBS in various sizes were used in order to install railings and staircases. In addition, more than 4,000 cartridges of fischer’s flame-resistant B1 installation foam were used in order to install fire doors.
“Our products proved their technical advantages during the tests”, emphasises Andrey Egorov, Managing Director of the Russian subsidiary of the fischer Group of Companies. “Its high levels of efficiency and simultaneous economy convinced the client”.
An additional 1,200 fischer injection mortars FIS EM 390 S and around 150,000 further products by the fixing specialist have been used to install reinforcements, seats and railings in concrete at the new stadium in the city of Rostov-on-Don. The fischer fixing solutions again scored points due to their efficiency and economy. During pull-out tests and test installations of the seats they proved their suitability for a high level of performance.
Further products by the fixing expert have installed reinforcements and steel constructions in reinforced concrete in the Kazan Arena. The fischer injection mortars FIS V and FIS EM as well as the bolt anchor FBN II were among the products used. The number of chemical fixings alone came to 500. “Our products proved to be the better alternative to competitor’s solutions during pull-out tests”, reports Andrey Egorov.
60.000 fischer concrete screws ULTRACUT FBS II were used respectively in the Cosmos Arena in Samara and in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk. 120,000 steel anchors affix the spectator’s seats to reinforced concrete in both stadiums.
The football ground Kaliningrad is also contributing to the world cup atmosphere, where 70,000 fischer fixing systems have installed the seats and railings. fischer installation systems have also ensured the safe conduction and installation of supply lines in the Spartak stadium in Moscow.
The cantilever arm ALK, the mounting channel MS and the pipe clamp FRS Plus were used here. An additional 8,000 fischer frame fixings FUR and 17,000 frame fixings SXRL affixed the rear-ventilated facade in concrete and Scoria bricks at the Olympic stadium in Sochi, which was rebuilt on the occasion of the world cup.
Overall, representative optics with modern technology unite the stadiums in Russia. A successful and safe football world cup awaits the spectators – also thanks to fischer fixing systems.