Holland Pavilion at Project Qatar – Booth C211

Project Qatar 2015, the 12th International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition, will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), from 4 – 7 May. The event attracts key buyers and industry leaders looking for the most up-to-date technology and state-of-the art equipment available on the market. Dutch Sports Infrastructure, an export platform of FME  (the Dutch association of enterprises in the technological sector), in collaboration with the Dutch embassy in Doha, will organise a Holland Pavilion at Project Qatar. At the Pavilion the following Dutch organisations from the sector will present themselves and are more than pleased to welcome you: Aerolift Industrials B.V. Dutch Sports Infrastructure / FME Heras International Dutch Embassy in Doha Strukton Construction & Trading Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V. Opening hours and venue Date: 4 – 7 May Hours: 16:00 – 22:00 Venue: Qatar National Convention Centre For more information please visit the website:...
Fifa confirms winter Qatar World Cup

Fifa confirms winter Qatar World Cup

Qatar 2022 World Cup final will take place on 18 December Fifa confirms winter tournament for Qatar 2022 football World Cup Final to be played on Qatar National Day World football governing body Fifa has announced that the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar will be held in late Autumn with the tournament final taking place on 18 December, Qatar’s National Day. According to a BBC report, Fifa also said that it was considering shortening the tournament to 28 days instead of the usual 31-32 days in order to allow fans and players to get home in time for Christmas. The announcement is a boost to Qatar’s projects industry, which is accelerating activity on the country’s infrastructure development programme in advance of the tournament. Currenty, some $282bn worth of projects are planned or underway in Qatar, with $135bn of major project contracts expected to be awarded by 2022. According to projects tracking database MEED Projects some $30bn worth of contarcts will be awarded in 2015 and 2016, with construction activitypeaking in 2016-2018. Click here to read the full...
UAE to host the 2019 Asian Cup

UAE to host the 2019 Asian Cup

The United Arab Emirates has won a unanimous vote to host the AFC Asian Cup in 2019, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed. AFC President, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, said: “I would like to congratulate the UAE Football Association on their successful bid to host the AFC Asian Cup 2019. The AFC Executive Committee was convinced by the merits of the UAE bid. I firmly believe that the UAE Football Association will host a tournament that could match and potentially even surpass the stunning AFC Asian Cup 2015 in Australia that we have all just witnessed.„  The announcement of the Emratis’ winning bid came after a meeting of the AFC executive committee in Manama, Bahrain. The UAE and Iran had been in competition to organise the tournament. It will be the second time that the UAE has organised the continent’s showcase tournament, having previously staged it in 1996, when the hosts lost a penalty shootout in the final to Saudi Arabia. The UAE bid proposed to organise the tournament in three cities: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al-Ain – which all have stadiums capable of hosting such an event – and also promised to build a new 25,000-capacity stadium in Dubai. The bid document proposed the host stadiums to be: Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium and Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi; Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain; Dubai International Cricket Stadium and the proposed new 25,000-capacity stadium in Dubai. The expanded 2019 instalment of the tournament will see 24 teams competing instead of the usual 16. Image: Concept design image of “Hazza...
Construction of Japan 2020 Olympic stadium to start in October

Construction of Japan 2020 Olympic stadium to start in October

According to a news report by the Associated Press (AP), demolition of Tokyo’s old National Stadium will be completed by September and construction of the new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will start in October, as was advised by the venue’s management group on Thursday. Demolition was supposed to begin last July but was delayed by irregularities in the bid process and missteps by the Japan Sports Council, which manages the stadium. The new 80,000-seat stadium is slated to host the opening and final of the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Plans for the stadium, designed by award-winning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, have been plagued by problems, including complaints from some prominent architects, who say the design is too big and expensive. The old National Stadium was the centerpiece of the 1964 Olympic Games. Source: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/construction-2020-olympic-stadium-start-170720189.html New National Stadium Facts •Location: Tokyo, Japan •Client: Japan Sports Council •Size: 290,000m2 •Capacity: 80,000 people The new Tokyo National Stadium is more than a large sports facility designed to the highest design specifications and functional requirements. It is a piece of the city’s fabric, and urban connector which enhances and modulates people moving through the site from different directions and points of access. The elevated ground connections govern the flow of people through the site, effectively carving the geometric forms of the building. Source: http://www.zaha-hadid.com/architecture/new-national-stadium/?doing_wp_cron# Image: Zaha Hadid...
DSI-lid Vekoma Rides: “Stadions zullen bestemmingen worden”

DSI-lid Vekoma Rides: “Stadions zullen bestemmingen worden”

Vekoma Rides is een van de grootste producenten van achtbanen en reuzenraderen ter wereld en is marktleider in de amusements industrie. Daarnaast zijn de achtbanen en attracties breed inzetbaar in de Leisure branche. Zo leverde Vekoma Rides attracties aan het entertainmentpark bij de Olympische Spelen in Sochi en staat er regelmatig een mega simulator , achtbaan, reuzerad of transport systeem bij een FIFA voetbalwedstrijd of ander sport event. In de ontwikkeling van haar organisatie en assortiment ziet Vekoma Rides steeds meer mogelijkheden in het modulair ontwikkelen van attracties en andere toepassingen voor sportstadions. In Qatar worden nabij de sport stadions ook attractie parken en entertainment centers gebouwd waarvoor Vekoma Rides  reeds de opdrachten voor de attracties heeft verworven. Maar wat gebeurt er nadat het sportevenement heeft plaatsgevonden? Vekoma Rides denkt vooraf na over hun bijdrage tijdens, maar ook na het evenement. Dat doet zij in samenwerking met partners en door mee te gaan met handelsmissies. Tijdens die missies worden onder meer de bouwplannen gepresenteerd inclusief het entertainmentgedeelte van Vekoma Rides. Tot dusver reageren de organiserende landen uitermate positief op deze integrale denk- en werkwijze. Ideale combinatie De combinatie sport en Leisure is wat Vekoma Rides betreft ideaal omdat stadions meer dan alleen een sportfaciliteit zijn. Zowel bestaande als nieuwe stadions lopen regelmatig tegen serieuze economische uitdagingen aan. Anderzijds spelen er vaak beperkingen die doorontwikkeling van de locatie tegengaan. Juist om deze redenen heeft Vekoma Rides een competence team samengesteld. Het team focust op het samenbrengen van vaardigheden en ervaring in het optimaliseren van stadions en sport- en Leisure locaties/projecten. Zo past zij een systematische en pragmatische projectontwikkelingsmethode toe om maatwerkoplossingen...