The 2014 World Cup Final Match will take place at this Arena, on July 13th
São Paulo (Brazil), June 20, 2014 – The control of three thousand lighting fixtures that make up the monumental illumination system, 17 elevators, 12 escalators, 292 bathrooms, 60 bars and more than 500 energy meters and electrical protection devices of the Journalist Mario Filho Stadium, better known as Maracanã, is done in one single place, the Control and Monitoring Room. Besides the power consumption monitoring of the arena in real-time, other sections are also managed in the control room such as the common lightening areas; ventilation, exhaust, air conditioning; generators, UPSs (UPS); access control; fire system; CCTV and hydraulics.
Following international standards required by FIFA, Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management, and its partners have developed an automation project with an intelligent network that integrates different systems that takes into account more than 36,000 different variables. "The Maracanã joins the an exclusive list of smart stadiums in the world with a technological architecture that allows the management of different information in real time as well allowing for the decision making process to become faster and more efficient," says João Carro Aderaldo, Vice-President of Partner Business at Schneider Electric Brazil.
The stadium lighting is controlled by systems using the DMX and KNX protocols, which in addition to integration with the network, allows pre-programmed lighting combinations such as colors and the creation of different scenarios. It also processes real- time fault messages in the monitored systems, showing the current values for each situation and alert messages when limits are exceeded, making the operation of the stadium safer and more efficient. Already distributed throughout the stadium, there are over 300 modern automation panels that use open communication protocols. Besides the easy integration of all systems and processes, it’s possible to achieve energy savings of up to 36%. The water management system of the stadium is also designed to control and reduce the volume used in the bathrooms. In order to prevent odors, valves release water at longer intervals when the stadium is not being used. The opposite occurs during football matches.
Schneider Electric has also supplied the stadium with its security system, composed of high-definition cameras and intelligent monitoring systems and image storage. The integrated monitoring system offers a single interface for video capture, adjustments for areas and access control. The image storage system does the heavy lifting: surveillance data are analyzed and automatically marked, while the alarms are sent to the operators only when there is suspicious activity. Through the dynamic and real-time data, incidents can be readily identified and resolved, providing a more secure environment. Schneider Electric was also responsible for providing all electrical distribution equipment, including input power at medium voltage, transformers, armored buses for distribution panels and switchboards and the supply of various areas at low voltage.
The global scope of solutions provided by Schneider Electric ensures greater energy and operational efficiency to the Arena’s administration and, most importantly, security to their visitors. Once the equipments used are free of hazardous substances, the company ensures the LEED certification.
Schneider Electric has extensive experience in large infrastructure projects. The company's participation in sporting events began in the Grenoble (1968) and Albertville (1992) Olympic Winter Games, in addition to the Olympic Games in Atlanta (1996). The company was also responsible for the renovation of the Estádio da Luz in Portugal, where the final game of the 2004 European Championship (Euro 2004) took place. The electrical system of the Stade of France, which hosted the opening and final of 1998 World Cup and some of the Stadiums of 2010 World Cup in South Africa, were also fitted by Schneider Electric. In Brazil, the company is providing products and solutions to the renovation and construction of other arenas.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities and Infrastructure, Industries and Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 201e, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.