March 11 - The Brazilian subsidiary of Dutch global engineering and consultancy firm Arcadis will carry out the project and construction management for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been announced.
Arcadis Logos were selected for the role by RioUrbe and Empresa Olímpica Municipal (EOM) following a competitive tender process and they will now help on major construction projects for the Games, including the Olympic Park and the Athletes' Village.
The project comprises 75 hectares and involves 34 competition venues, including tennis courts, swimming pools and the velodrome.
Arcadis Logos will provide time and cost planning, technical support, construction supervision and quality control.
Arcadis said that, during the peak of construction activities, 60 professionals from the consortium team will be active at the job site.
Arcadis' UK office provided advice on the building of the Olympic Stadium in London for last year's Olympics and Paralympics.
"We are intent on making the Rio 2016 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," said Arcadis Logos chief executive Manoel Antonio Avelino.
"This assignment follows on our successful performance in projects related to other upcoming major sports events, like the programme management for the 2014 World Cup soccer arenas and our work related to doubling the capacity at Guarulhos Airport.
"Being part of the Olympic team is a great challenge and honour."
As well as helping with the construction of the Olympic Park and Athletes' Village, Arcadis Logos will also be involved in the development of support facilities such as an energy centre and a sewage treatment plant.
They will continue working on the project until it is finalised in early 2016.
British firm Aecom were appointed as the masterplanners of the Olympic Park in August 2011.
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August 2011: British firm Aecom lands leading role for Rio 2016 Olympic Park