Award for stadium beams

Spanish materials specialist MEL Composites and composite company Nanotures have won an innovation award for their development of support beams for the new Real Madrid football stadium.

The 75 m beams have a sandwich core, making them more lightweight and easier to be lifted and installed.

The companies received the JEC Innovation Award in the building and civil engineering category.

“We have been a proud technical partner and materials supplier to Nanotures for many years and are delighted that the awards committee has recognised the significance of this composite infrastructure project,” said Eduardo Galofré, MEL Composites CEO. “MEL Composites is passionate about accelerating the adoption of composites in the architectural and civil engineering sectors, with projects like this latest Nanotures innovation playing a key role in highlighting the possibilities enabled by composites.”