The Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is one of those slated to host the 2014 World Cup, and it recently announced the winning bid for their HVAC engineering. Midea Commercial Air Conditioner’s MDV4+ system came out on top as the winning technology for supplying the stadium with their HVAC needs, and the announcement remarked on Midea Carrier’s recent win for the World Cup Stadium project as influential in their consideration.
Porto Alegre is the economic and cultural center for the three most southern states of Brazil, thus the Beira-Rio stadium project attracted competing bids from many well-known multinational companies. After several rounds, the Midea VRF MDV4+ bid was chosen for its high quality construction and advanced cooling technology.
Beira-Rio stadium, the main stadium for Rio Grande do Sul’s major league football team, will be hosting six group matches and two elimination matches for the 2014 World Cup. In order to better welcome the World Cup, this stadium has been undergoing renovations since 2012, representing an investment of $165 million. 80% of the principal construction work had been finished by this past May, and the interior decorating is estimated to start by September. After renovations have been completed, the capacity of the stadium will expand from 56,000 to 60,800 people.
Midea is one of the main brands offered by Midea Carrier Brazil. Carrier, another main brand of the company, also successfully bid for another stadium project in the same city earlier on. Scoring two successful stadium bids in one year shows the competitive strength of the company, and reflects on the advanced technology of its products.
When the Beira-Rio HVAC project is complete, Midea’s MDV4+ will provide cooling for the exhibition center, lounge, VIP rooms, as well as the offices in the stadium.