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Tata Steel kicks off new French Stadium campaign for 2016

14 November 2012 No Comment

Tata Steel is raising the roof at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille with this woven steel wonder, helping France reach its goal of cross-country stadia redevelopment in time for the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship.


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The intricate design uses a massive 2,300 tonnes of Tata Steel 355® cold form structural hollow sections, all weaved together to create an undulating, fluid appearance as designed by architects SCAU and Didier Rogeon.

Futuristic and intricate roof design

Tata Steel played against strong competition to win the prestigious contract to supply steel for the futuristic roof of the expanded Stade Velodrome, where capacity will increase to 67,000 seats when the €247 million project is completed in Summer 2014.


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Match winning performance by Tata Steel

The contract was the result of a winning performance by Tata Steel’s UK and international teams in France and Spain, who liaised closely with the project specifiers, contractors and steelwork fabricator Horta Coslada to ensure a smooth delivery.

Within six weeks of the order being placed, the squad at Tata Steel in Hartlepool 20” mill had shipped across the first 1,000 tonnes, with a further 1,000 tonnes delivered on time to pre-arranged schedules. The remaining 300 tonnes will be sent directly to Horta Coslada’s site in Coruna, where all the different sections will finally come together.


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France’s cross-country stadium redevelopment

The successful steel supply for the Stade Velodrome, home of Olympique de Marseille Football Club, is just one of the stadium projects Tata Steel is working on as part of France’s redevelopment campaign. 800 tonnes of Hybox 355® has been supplied to a new stadium in Lille with a further contract secured to supply 400 tonnes for a new venue in Nice.

Euro 2016 stadium cheer for Tata Steel


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It’s all shaping up to be a match-winning performance from Tata Steel for Euro 2016.

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