Saint-Gobain:Ready for the FIFA Soccer World Cup

Date: 26 May 2010
Source: Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain Construction Products South Africa supplied materials for the construction or renovation of hotels and infrastructure facilities needed for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.

The new Cape Town Stadium, with a capacity of 70,000, was built using Gyproc, Donn, Isover and Weber products.Some 450,000 visitors are expected in South Africa for the World Cup, from June 11 to July 11.The government has invested heavily to make sure everything is ready to receive them: five billion Rands (almost 450 million euros) for construction and renovation of stadiums, 5.2 billion Rands (almost 524 million euros) to modernize the country’s airports, and 3.5 billion Rands around 352 million euros) to bring the country’s road network up to the latest standards.
 
Saint-Gobain Construction products South Africa supplied materials for many of these projects. “ Gyproc, Isover and Weber are well established in the hotel and restaurant markets,” says Steve du Toit, Regional Managing Director for Saint-Gobain Construction Products South Africa. “The hotel sector will be in the spotlight during the World Cup, and our solutions using mineral wool and plaster have been used in 18 luxury hotels in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria. These projects are very important for our business insofar as they promote the strengths of our construction methods.”

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