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ARCADIS lands deal to help construct Olympic Park for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, today 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 such a major sporting event for the first time in South America.

The 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 Environment Villages, 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 Guarulhos Airport. Being part of the ‘Olympic team’ is a great challenge and honor”, said Manoel Antonio Avelino, CEO of ARCADIS Logos.