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Atlas Copco involved in stadium renovation for Cricket World Cup Finals 2011


An Atlas Copco CC 2500 U was involved in the renovation of the Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai, India. The stadium needs to be renovated for the 2011 Cricked World Cup finals.

CC 2500 U

An Atlas Copco CC 2500 U demolishes concrete at 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 comford 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 the city of 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.

7000 cubic metres of reinforced concrete had to be demolished within a project time of three months. Phoolchand Jaiswal, owner of Shri Ganesh Constructions: “I have completed the job on time and am very satisfied with the performance of the CombiCutter CC 2500 U. I am happy with sales and service support given by Atlas Copco.”

The CC 2500 was equipped with universal jaws which are equipped with teeth for breaking concrete and with knifes for steel cutting. It fits to carriers from 22-35 tonnes and has a service weight of 2640 kg. With a maximum oil volume of 250 l/min the cutter achieves opening cycles of 3,0 sec and closing cycles of 2,8 sec. All blades and teeth are replaceable. A rotary device with 360˚ endless rotation rounds of the benefits of the cutter.

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Anja Kaulbach, Marketing Communications/Media Relations
Phone: +49-201-633-2233
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at

Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division within Atlas Copco´s Construction and Mining Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets hydraulic, pneumatic, and petrol-driven equipment for demolition, recycling, compaction, rock drilling and concrete applications. Products are marketed and sold under several brands through a worldwide sales and service organisation. The division is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has production units in Europe, Africa and Asia.