UK firms pitch to Brazil

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In late May 2011, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) provided UK–based contractors and consultants involved in the 2012 London Olympics with the opportunity to pitch to the five biggest Brazilian construction firms for work on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Representatives from Brazilian construction giants OAS, Odebrecht, Andrade Gutierrez, Carioca Christiani–Nielsen Engenharia and Concremat, all travelled to London for talks with contractors, designers and engineers working on the London Olympic stadium, velodrome and basketball arena, as well as firms such as Olympics delivery partner CLM, masterplanner Edaw, and Davis Langdon, Arup and Atkins. Andrew Bacchus, head of UKTIs construction and global sports projects team, said the mission was designed both to allow the Brazilian firms to learn from innovations made in delivering a world–class, low carbon sporting event, and also to allow UK firms a chance to pitch for contracts for Rio 2016. He said: The secondary objective is to get in front of the companies who will be picking up the big contracts for 2016, to help UK firms who want to be part of consortiums being put together, or part of these big firms supply chains.

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