Astaldi: bridging Europe and Asia

Italian Astaldi Group finalized construction of the third bridge over the Bosporus
Astaldi: bridging Europe and Asia
08 March 10:07 2016 Print This Article

Astaldi has finished constructions of the third bridge over the Bosporus in Istanbul that connects Europe and Asia. “The last section of the third bridge over the Bosporus was installed since the project was launched back in 2013,” reads the company’s statement .

It is a bridge of records – the world’s widest suspension bridge with a deck accommodating an 8-lane motorway separated by 2 railway lines all on the same level. It also has the tallest “A”-shaped towers in the world, the statement said.

“The hybrid cable-stayed suspension bridge is 59 meters wide with 1.4 kilometer span between the towers. Its two towers have a height of 322 meters – taller than the 300-meter Eiffel Tower,” the statement reads. The bridge is part of a larger project, The northern Marmara highway project, “that calls for building a total of about 190 kilometers of 8-lane motorway.” The works are carried with the BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) formula and will involve a total investment of more than $ 3 billion, funded through project finance.

Astaldi is presented in Turkey since 1980s and has already constructed a Gumusova-Gerede section of the Anatolian Motorway of 116 km, the Istanbul underground (26 km and 16 stations, inaugurated in August 2012), the international terminal of the Milas-Bodrum Airport (built within 15 months) and Instanbul’s Haliç Bridge. Italian company is currently engaged in construction of over 400 km Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir motorway and the Etlik integrated health campus in Ankara (one of the largest healthcare complexes under construction in Europe).

Astaldi Goup is one of the Italy’s leading General Constrictors and among Europe’s top 25 firms in the construction industry. It also gets involved in projects in Russia constructing two lots of the Moscow-St Petersburg motorways for a total of 140 kilometers. The total value of the contract amounts to 68 bln rubles (approximately EUR 1.1 bln).

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