Building the Narendra Modi Stadium with Norma V and Autotherme-1 Electrodes

Published on 08 July 2022

6 min

India witnessed a moment of pride when Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium, was inaugurated in February 2021. Located in Motera in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat across 63 acres of land, it can seat 1,32,000 people, 10,000 more than Australia’s Melbourne Cricket ground which was the largest earlier. This stadium is one of India’s prominent mega projects. It is said that the total area of the stadium can equal 32 Olympic-sized football fields! 


Formerly known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, it was shut down in 2015 and revamped completely at the humungous cost of Rs800 crores. The stadium is designed in such a way that it gives an unobstructed view of the ground to every spectator. It has three entry points, one of them connected to the metro line. The 76 corporate boxes can house 25 people each. It even has a 55-room clubhouse and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Other special features of the stadium include an indoor cricket academy, a table tennis area, a 3D projector theatre, squash, badminton, and tennis courts, LED lights on the roof, and a parking lot to park 3000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers. All stadium building equipment is of world-class quality.


The ownership of the stadium lies with Gujarat Cricket Association. Some of the biggest brand names such as Tata Steel and L&T are associated with the construction of this stadium. D&H Sécheron is proud to say that it was chosen as a welding consumable partner for this project. We provided Norma V electrodes and Autotherme-1 MIG welding wires for this project. 


Norma V


Norma V is a general-purpose (GP rod) all positioning electrode used for welding low carbon and mild structural steels. It is preferred by welders when they need radiographic quality weld metal. The use of Norma in building structures, steel structures, machinery construction, tanks, truck frames and bodies, auto bodies, pipes and frames is very common. 




Autotherme-1 is a copper-coated mild steel wire. The general applications of Autotherme wires are welding of mild steel, low carbon steel, and other structural steels of tensile strength up to 540 MPa. It has been approved by CE, NTPC, BV, L&T Power, BHEL, CIB-MP and Adani Infra.


You can buy high-quality Autotherme-1 and Norma V from D&H Sécheron. The company has also supplied welding consumables from national projects like Sardar Sarovar Dam and Chhara LNG Terminal. Log onto D&H Sécheron’s website to know more about the company and its products.


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