Geberit sees World Cup action before a ball is kicked

Geberit joined football fans from all over the globe as they headed to South Africa for the World Cup this summer, as its market-leading sanitary solutions were specified for inclusion in no fewer than six of the ten World Cup stadiums.

With five stadiums being built from scratch and the reminder undergoing expansions to meet the needs of the footballing community, Geberit’s know-how and expertise were called into action, with the company’s Southern Africa team on hand to ensure the very highest standards were met.

One of the stadiums being built from scratch for the World Cup and incorporating Geberit products is Cape Town Stadium, with the Pluvia HDPE drainage system, Kombifix elements and urinal flush controls being specified. Geberit’s Marthinus Kruger was closely involved with the project and said: “The focus of my work was on designing and calculating the drainage system for Geberit Pluvia, for a roof surface of 39,000 square metres.”

Pluvia drainage, which works on a syphonic action to effectively drain water from large areas, was also specified for the new Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, with stadium architect Marcel Herholdt commenting: “The main requirement was to rule out the possibility of water leaks, because certain areas of the stadium are not accessible for later repairs. HDPE pipes were the only option. Kombifix in turn was used as a concealed solution to prevent vandalism, while electronic urinal flush controls were designed to mitigate the hygiene problem.”

Alongside Pluvia, a total of 756 Kombifix elements and 444 urinal flush controls have been specified for the South Africa World Cup stadiums making Geberit the winning formula for football fans this summer.

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