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Soil improvement for Istanbul New Airport

  • The Cengiz-Kolin-Limak-Mapa-Kalyon Consortium, a joint venture of Turkish companies, has won a tender for constructing one of the largest airports in the world. It will be the third international airport to be built in Istanbul; Istanbul Atatürk Airport will be closed down once the new airport is operational.

    The first phase of construction will provide an initial capacity of 90 million passengers a year. Once all six of the planned runways are complete, the capacity is expected to increase to 150 million passengers, the world’s largest in terms of the passenger capacity at full capacity.

    A total of six runways, 16 taxiways, 165 aircraft passenger bridges at all terminals and 6,5 million square meter apron with 500 aircraft parking capacity among other facilities will be constructed.

    The airport needs to be built on solid ground; therefore, soil improvement needs to be carried out in various areas.


Project data

Location : Istanbul, Turkey

Client : The Cengiz-Kolin-Limak-Mapa-Kalyon Consortium

Consultant : FUGRO

Product : Supply and installation of Prefabricated Vertical Drains

Quantity : 8 million meter PVD for 160 hectare

Installation depths : Until 28 meter

Period  : 2015 – 2016