Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Major infrastructure projects to go ahead as Russia and Qatar win World Cup bids

International infrastructure projects were the big winners today as Russia and Qatar won their World Cup bids.

Russia beat off competition from England, Spain/Portugal and the Netherlands/Belgium to stage the 2018 World Cup while Qatar won out over the US, Australia, Japan and Korea.

Russia will now have to create massive improvements including upgrades to rail and air infrastructure to link the stadiums across large distances. However, it is understood to have strong political backing and a massive budget.

Th Qatar bid has been put together with assistance from Arup, who designed and constructed a fully operational zero-carbon air-conditioned five-a-side stadium, which will be rolled out across 12 full-sized stadia and practice pitches in a project worth in excess of £6.4M to create the first ever zero-carbon World Cup.

FIFA president Joseph Blatter said that the winners signalled a move to “new lands” as the World Cup has not yet been to Eastern Europe or the Middle East.


Readers' comments (2)

  • This is indeed an oportunity for an exciting accademic exercise and provided Arup can keep their lead should be good for British civil engineering. However I fail to see how all the transport related carbon can be off-set to create a truly carbon free World Cup.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Ali Elhendawi

    That is great event

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs