BUILDING CENTER will build 390 kilometer rail in Ethiopia. The Center won the tender for the Ethiopian Railway Administration with the offer of 1.7 billion dollars, and with this number, the Turkish construction companies will sign one of the biggest works won by itself without any partner abroad.
Yapı Merkezi won the tender for the construction of the 390 kilometer Awash-Weldie Railway project, which was opened by the Ethiopian Railway Administration, with a $ 1 billion bid. In addition to the tunnels and stations on the railway network, Yapı Merkezi will also provide signaling systems for vehicles that reach an 1.7 speed per hour. The Ethiopian Awash söz Weldie Railway Project 120 was one of the largest contracts that a Turkish construction firm won alone without any partners abroad. In 1.7, Yapı Merkezi also worked with the Japanese Consortium on the construction of the 2009 billion dollar Dubai Metro.
Contracts signed yesterday
The contract was signed yesterday in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa with the participation of Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn. In February, the Ethiopian Railway Administration (ERC) launched an international tender for the construction of the 390 kilometer railway between Awash and Weldie. After the evaluation of the proposals, Yapı Merkezi was determined to give the most appropriate bid and was invited for technical and contract negotiations. As a result of 4 months of negotiations, the tender was won by Yapı Merkezi.
42 to be completed in months
The railway line to be built by the Yapı Merkezi will reach Weldie in the north of the country starting from Awash. On the railway route to be built as a single line, there is a 25 kilometer-long tunnel and an 4 kilometer-long bridge. 4 main and 6 intermediate station building, traffic control center, 15 substation and two repair and maintenance centers will be built on the line. The project is planned to be completed in 42 months. While the speed of the vehicles reach 120 kilometers per hour, the system and energy supply on the line, the catenary system and the signaling system are also included in the contract.
Turkish contractors conduct 42 million dollar business in Ethiopia
According to data from Turkey Contractors Union of Turkish companies so far he has signed two projects in Ethiopia. While the value of these projects is 42 million dollars, Ethiopia gets a share of 0.2 among the international markets where Turkish companies do business. Enka and Ahmet Aydeniz Construction are among the companies doing business in Ethiopia.
Eximbank will give credit to 1500 Turkish will work
Chairman of the Board of Directors Emre Aykar STRUCTURE Center, said approximately 900 million dollars in goods and services exports from Turkey to do, "as well as the local workforce in the project will make Turkey 1500 task," he said. Turk Eximbank will contribute to the project as part of Ethiopia's country loan.
Chinese company builds line extending to Djibouti
In addition to the line to be built by Yapı Merkezi in ETHIOPIA, there is another railway line. A line of 800 miles is built from Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to neighboring Djibouti and Ethiopia is transported to the port by rail. This line is building Chinese firms.
Dubai subway made with Japanese
CONSTRUCTION CENTER was also involved in the construction of the Dubai Metro. In 2005, Yapı Merkezi, which has a share of 4.2 in addition to Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi, Obayashi and Kajima, has completed the project in 15. Metro, 2009 cost $ 1 billion.
Source : the site www.hurriyet.com.tr