The management of the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium recently replaced the original artificial turf that was installed when the stadium was first constructed. Imported from Europe, Easi-Windsor, the premier artificial turf with a WW yarn was chosen for the 9 000m² runoff that surrounds the central soccer pitch.
Louis Goncalves of Easigrass Durban says the main challenge the project team had to overcome was time constraints.
“We were given just three days to complete phase 1 of the highly complex installation as opposed to the original 1.5 weeks that had been allowed – and the looming Kaiser Chiefs vs Baroka FC match that forms part of the prestigious Nedbank Cup was being hosted by the eThekwini Municipality at the time. The runoff not only looks neat and natural but is probably one of the highest profile examples of artificial turf on a project of this nature,” says Louis.
Resembling natural lawn
Easi-Windsor was designed using four different shades of green and brown to closely resemble the lawns found in South Africa. The product has a 35mm pile height and is a beautiful lush grass that mimics natural-looking lawn.
Dr Mehran Zarrebini, CEO of Van Dyck Floors, the South African distributor of Easigrass comments: “The product retains an upright position better than turfs manufactured using old technology, excellent UV stabilisation that protects the grass from degradation induced by the harsh Durban sun as well as durability to withstand the high rainfall along South Africa’s East Coast.”
“We are thrilled with the end result as is our client, the Moses Mabhida Stadium management. They admitted that they had not realised just what a big job it was,” Louis concludes proudly.
For more information, contact Van Dyck Floors on +27 (31) 913 3800 or via www.vandyckfloors.co.za.
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