An Atlas Copco CC 2500 U was involved in the renovation of the Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai, India. The stadium is being renovated for the 2011 Cricket World Cup finals.
Shri Ganesh Construction, a subcontractor of Supreme Infrastructure India Pvt Ltd, Mumbay, was carrying out the necessary demolition works. The Mumbay Cricket Association decided to demolish most of the northern and western stands of the stadium and improve the drainage of the ground. The capacity of the stadium will be increased from 35,000 to 39,000 seats and the entrance will be enlarged to make access and departure of spectators safe and easy. The main aim is to give every spectator a clear view of the match apart from comfort and world-class facilities. Any corner of the stadium will have free view on the ball crossing the boundary line.
Wankhede Stadium was built in 1975 and is located in Mumbai. It is surrounded by residential buildings and skyscrapers and the Mumbai western railway track passes close to the stadium. Due to noise and vibration levels, the use of hydraulic breakers was prohibited. The authorities instead accepted the use of a CombiCutter for the demolition work.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Atlas Copco is an international provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental.
Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division of the Construction and Mining Technique business area. The company is a supplier of hydraulic, pneumatic and petrol-driven breakers and drills and of hydraulic breakers and silent demolition tools attached to carrier units. The products are marketed under the brand name Atlas Copco. The equipment is fabricated in Sweden, Germany, India, Bulgaria, China and South Africa and sold via a worldwide operating sales and service organization.