MEL Composites, a leading Spanish supplier of materials, engineering and technical support for the advanced composites sector, has announced its involvement in winning a JEC Innovation Award for its work supporting long term partner Nanotures on the composite roof for the new Real Madrid stadium.
Nanotures, working with MEL Composites and other partners Sicomin, Composyst, Diab, Fibertex Nonwovens, Gavazzi, MAP Yachting, Saertex and Sky Advanced Materials/Zoltek, has created multi-element structural composite support beams for the new Spanish football stadium roof that is due to open later this year. The lightweight, sandwich-cored, 75m beams simplify the lifting and installation process as well as significantly reducing the weight and energy consumption of their displacement and elevation motors.
The JEC Innovation Awards are recognised as the composite industry’s most prestigious awards and Nanotures, along with its partners that include MEL Composites, has won the 2023 Innovation Award in the category – Building and Civil Engineering. The 2023 award winners were announced at a ceremony in Paris on the 2nd of March with the award being presented to Nanotures Senior Directors, Bartolomé Simonet and José María Lozano, alongside Eduardo Galofré, CEO, MEL Composites and Philippe Marcovich, president, Sicomin.
“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, CEO, MEL Composites. “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.”