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Neptunus making waves at World Rowing Championships 2014

Neptunus is making a splash at the World Rowing Championships 2014 where its top quality temporary structures are creating an incredible venue for elite athletes, VIP guests and the visiting public.

Held at the world’s oldest man-made rowing course, the Bosbaan, just outside Amsterdam in Holland, the Championships (24-31 Aug) regularly attract 1,200 athletes from 70 countries who battle it out for the 27 Gold medals up for grabs.

Northampton-based Neptunus is supplying a range of structures suited to creating everything from the impressive entrance and terrace, to the VIP’s dining room and the athletes’ rest area.

A further 30 pavilions have been built to accommodate visitor catering, company and sponsors’ exhibition stands and ancillary services such as the First Aid centre.

Two 15 x 20-metre Alure Globe structures featuring a sleek curved roof design were the ideal choice to fulfil the requirement for a high-end Entrance and VIP Hospitality area, with the addition of terraces sheltered by overhanging canopies.

Neptunus also arranged the lighting, and the decking and fencing around the outdoor terraces.

The venue, which was erected in just two weeks, provides 7,000 sq m of space to the organisers, the International Rowing Federation.

The Bosbaan will welcome the top contending nations New Zealand, Great Britain, who won the most gold medals at the European Rowing Championships, Australia, Germany, the Unites States and China for a series of showdown races, such as that between Olympic champions Germany and World Champions Great Britain in the Men’s Eight.

A highlight for the women will be British Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning who face serious challengers from New Zealand.

Neptunus Managing Director April Trasler said: “The World Rowing Championships is the latest in a long list of high profile events this summer which we have been proud to work on. This was quite a big project complicated by the uneven ground and heavy rainfall during the build programme but our very experienced team were still able to deliver the high spec venue in just two weeks.

“We now look forward to a highly successful event and hope all of the competitors and rowing fans enjoy the Championships.”