Throughout the years, ESAB has helped build some impressive stories around the globe. From Maracanã stadium, a mammoth football venue befitting the energy and enthusiasm of nearly 80,000 of the world’s most dedicated fans, to the progress Titan Wind Energy is making in the production of clean energy for the good of the planet. ESAB has played a pivotal role in these and so many more. And along the way, the company has not only created stories and structures, but lasting partnerships as well.
With more than 120 million active players, football is the world’s largest sport. Many enthusiasts will follow the World Cup. Will Spain be able to defend their World Championship gold? Who will be the top scorer? How will my favourite team perform?
The World Cup in Brazil begins on June 12 and is a public festival over the world. The championship will be played in 12 cities, including Rio de Janeiro at the world-famous stadium Estádio do Maracanã that will host both the opening match and final.
Maracanã was built for the World Cup in 1950 and was until 1992 the world’s largest arena. Prior to the FIFA World Cup a major renovation was done of Maracanã to improve visibility and reinforce the design, which means that nearly 80,000 spectators could be on site at the final. ESAB was selected as partner of welding consumables, welding machines and accessories for the extensive reconstruction project, where technical support and know-how was a key factor for the decision.
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