01 October 2008 – Alstom Contracting recently won the contract for supply and installation of the electrical and electronic systems for the Soccer City stadium project.  The contract, worth US$20 million, was awarded as a subcontract by the main contractors, Grinaker-LTA/Interbeton Joint Venture.

The 94 000-seater Soccer City stadium will be the “flagship” venue for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, with the opening ceremony, the opening match and the final all due to be staged there.

The project got under way in early-2007 when civils and construction work began on the extension and refurbishment of the old 54 000-seater FNB stadium in Johannesburg and is scheduled for completion in April 2009.

Alstom Contracting’s contract includes overall management of the various specialist subcontractors involved in the supply and installation of the electrical and electronic systems.  Besides Grinaker-LTA/Interbeton JV, participating companies that Alstom Contracting will be interacting with during the execution of the contract include Advoco Engineering, the agent electrical and electronic engineers, architects Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners, City of Johannesburg project managers Phumelela Africa and quantity surveyors Llale & Company.

The main packages that fall under Alstom Contracting’s scope of work comprise:

  • General electrical works, covering supply, installation and commissioning  of conduits, surface and wet works and all wiring, racking, trunking, trays and LV cables, plus installation of LV distribution boards, MV switchgear, MV transformers, general lighting, MV cables and street lighting.
  • Selected supply only contracts are included for the supply portions of MV cable, MV switchgear and transformers, over 400 LV distribution boards, general lighting, entry turnstiles, generator plants and associated UPS systems, street poles and lighting.
  • Selected specialist subcontracts encompass design, supply, installation and commissioning of the LV busbar system, stadium floodlight system, BMS/power management system, floodlighting control system, IT&T and the security and CCTV systems.