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In three months FCC obtains contracts to build five football stadiums outside Spain worth a total of 874 million euro


In three months FCC obtains contracts to build five football stadiums outside Spain worth a total of 874 million euro

  • Four contracts are in Poland and one is in Algeria


In three months, FCC has been awarded the contracts to build five football stadiums: four in Poland for the 2012 EUFA European Football Championship, and a large sports centre in Tizi Ouzou (Algeria). The contracts are worth a total of 874 million euro.

The most recent contract landed by the company is a joint venture with the private Algerian group ETRHB Haddad to build the sports complex developed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the Tizi Ouzou province in Algeria. The project will cost 359 million euro and construction will take 30 months.

The project includes the construction of a football stadium with 50,000 roofed seats, a 6,500-seat athletics stadium, car parks and a training field as well as site development and resurfacing of the surrounding area.

The football stadium grandstand will boast a unique cable-stayed roof built with metallic trusses.

The athletics stadium will be comprised of athletics tracks and a lateral grandstand. Its construction will be similar to the football stadium, but without roofed seating.


FCC has been awarded contracts to build four football stadiums in Poland for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship.

l Warsaw National Stadium. It will boast 55,000 seats. The contract is worth 295 million euro. An impressive steel-cable truss construction was chosen for the roof, giving the stadium a particularly stunning appearance. Construction should be completed in 24 months.

l Krakow. The existing stadium in downtown Krakow, home to Poland's oldest football club (est. 1906), will be completely converted and rebuilt. The stadium currently has 7,000 seats, of which 1,100 are roofed. The new stadium, designed by Spanish firm Arquitectos Lamela, will have 15,500 seats, and the tribunes will be replaced by modern tiers in reinforced concrete, partially roofed. The budget totals 35 million euro.

l Baltic Arena (Gdansk). The stadium will be built on a 39-hectare site close to the city centre. It will have 44,000 seats and 6,500 parking spaces. The 15,891 m2 structure emulates Gdansk's traditional ship structure. The budget totals 95.5 million euro.

l Posen Stadium. The existing stadium in Posen will be converted and enlarged. Two stands and the entire roof will be newly built. When completed, the stadium will seat 47,000. A total of 1,600 parking spaces will be available to visitors. The contract is worth 89 million euro.

Experience in football stadium construction

FCC has broad experience building football stadiums worldwide. Its most distinguished work includes the Allianz Arena in Munich, which hosted the opening ceremony of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and is one of the world's most spectacular sports venues.
FCC has also remodelled and expanded Santiago Bernabéu stadium for Real Madrid; Vicente Calderón stadium for Atlético de Madrid; Nou Camp stadium for FC Barcelona; the Sardinero football stadium in Santander; Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper, for Barcelona; and Real Madrid's new training ground, in Valdebebas. In 2007, it obtained the contract to build the new 75,000-seat stadium for Valencia Club de Fútbol (replacing the Mestalla stadium).
Espanyol's new stadium will be inaugurated in early August in Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona); it will seat 40,500. The football club's new offices, museum and shops will be relocated to the stadium.
In view of the upcoming EUFA European Football Championship in 2012, FCC's Austrian subsidiary, Alpine, has remodelled and expanded the following stadiums: Wals-Siezenheim, in Salzburg (30,000 seats); Tivoli, in Innsbruck; and Wörthersee, in Klagenfurt, which won the Construction Award from the Austrian State of Carinthia. The company recently completed construction of the cricket stadium in Dubai.

FCC's foothold in Algeria

FCC already operates in Algeria through its water management subsidiary, Aqualia, with two major contracts awarded by state-run Algerian Energy Company (AEC) to build and manage two large seawater desalination plants: one in Mostaganem, close to Oran, with the capacity to treat 200,000 cubic meters of water per day, and the other in Cap Djinet, close to Argel, which will treat 100,000 cubic meters per day.