ARCADIS to perform project and construction management services for Rio 2016 Olympic Games


18 March 2013 – Amsterdam – ARCADIS has announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, ARCADIS Logos, as part of a consortium, was selected by RioUrbe and Empresa Olímpica Municipal (EOM) to perform project and construction management services for the implementation of the Olympic Park and Village for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The project is part of a series of infrastructure projects that Rio de Janeiro is conducting to successfully host the Summer Olympics for the first time in South America.

rio-2016The project comprises 75 hectares of Olympic Village including a total of 34 competition venues. These include tennis courts, swimming pools and a velodrome. The project also requires development of support facilities such as an energy center and a sewage treatment plant. Leisure and meeting areas such as the Diversity, Beauty, Sustainability, Health and EnvironmentVillages, a waterside park and a commercial and educational center are also to be realized.

Up to early 2016, when the work will be finalized, ARCADIS Logos will provide time and cost planning, technical support, construction supervision and quality control, among other services. At the peak of construction activities – to be reached in mid-2013 – 60 professionals from the consortium team will be active at the jobsite.

“We are intent on making the Rio 2016 Olympic Games a memorable event and we are extremely proud to once again act as a key player in delivering another important milestone in the Brazilian infrastructure legacy. This assignment follows on our successful performance in projects related to other upcoming major sports events, like the program management for the 2014 World Cup soccer arenas and our work related to doubling the capacity at GuarulhosAirport. Being part of the ‘Olympic team’ is a great challenge and honor”, said Manoel Antonio Avelino, CEO of ARCADIS Logos.

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), is a leading international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company active in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 21,000 people and €2.4 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com