ArcelorMittal Brazil supplies 2014 FIFA World Cup

ArcelorMittal is looking forward to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil when the world will get a chance to see how the company’s steel products have been used for the tournament. More than half of the steel used for the infrastructure works related to the World Cup — including a variety of buildings from stadiums, to train stations, to giant aquariums — has been supplied by ArcelorMittal Brazil.

ArcelorMittal Manchester in Brazil produced around 80% of the tubes used for the 64,000 seats of the Mineirão stadium, officially the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto stadium. The company’s steel has also been used in the new Estádio Governador José Fragelli, usually known as Verdão, in Cuiabá, Brazil.

ArcelorMittal Brazil’s new steel product Securifor 3D is used in the fences around the Governador Magalhães Pinto stadium. Securifor makes fences impossible to cross since they cannot be scaled or cut easily.

ArcelorMittal’s steel has been used in the stadium’s new bleachers (a tier of seats), removable roof and parking areas. The products supplied include rebar, annealed wires, nails, trellis and chords. Having been involved since the planning stage, ArcelorMittal Brazil teams also advised on how to make the project and construction as sustainable as possible.

ArcelorMittal Brazil has also been offering training for construction supervisors, masons and builders. The ‘truck school’ has been travelling around the country providing lessons and development opportunities free of charge. The course includes a compulsory safety module, regardless of the type of training chosen, and an official certificate is given upon successful completion.

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