RSCA Anderlecht Stadium, Bruxelles
Seed Bed Heating became mandatory in 2010 for stadiums in the Belgian First Division.
The RSC Anderlecht pitch is a semi-synthetic field constructed in 2007. It is based on 90% sand and reinforced with 40 million PE fibres. The investment, at that time, for RSCA was already about €500k, so making a whole new pitch was not an option.
DEVI was installed to heat the seed bed to extend the grass growing season as well as keep the turf frost free and playable in periods of frost. The project was completed in June 2009.
The DEVI electrical system was chosen because:
- cable installation could be retrofitted with a special machine without damaging more than 3% of the
PE fibers and the field was playable after 4 weeks.
- the power supply was already available, thus saving the cost, approval, and operation of a 720kW gas-fired boiler.
- the control of the heating cables was included in the existing PLC control SMART EYE for irrigation and draining.
Project size: 8,000m2 heated with 83W/m2 divided into 4 zones.