Yapı Merkezi Signs Africa's Longest Railway Again!

Construction Center Signature Again to Africa's Longest Railway
Yapı Merkezi Signs Africa's Longest Railway Again!

Yapı Merkezi, which has signed giant projects around the world, undertook the work of the 4th phase after the first three phases of the Dar es Salaam - Mwanza Railway line in Tanzania. Having undersigned the longest span suspension bridge in the world with the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, Yapı Merkezi has now undertaken the construction of a new phase of Africa's longest railway, signing the longest railway work in the world for a Turkish company. After the successful work on the first and second phases of the Tanzania Dar es Salaam - Mwanza Railway line, Yapı Merkezi also took on the construction of the third phase of the project last December, and in a short time like 7 months, it also undertook the work of the 4th phase of the same project. Yapı Merkezi plans to complete this $900 million project in 42 months. In addition to all infrastructure works in the turnkey single track railway project in Tanzania; Yapı Merkezi has undertaken all of the 3 stations, maintenance workshop and warehouse area between the cities of Tabora and Isaka, the construction of the Railway Institute, the construction of the 165 km single-track railway together with the side lines, signaling, telecom and electrification.

Yapı Merkezi, which has signed giant projects around the world, has undertaken the work of the 4th phase from Tabora to Isaka, after the first, second and third phases of the Dar es Salaam - Mwanza Railway line in Tanzania. Yapı Merkezi undertook the work of the 2rd phase in December due to the successful work in the first 3 phases of the project. Yapı Merkezi, which took the 7th phase of the project in such a short time as 4 months, thus undertook the construction of the longest railway in Africa and signed the longest railway work of a Turkish company in the world. In addition to all infrastructure works in the turnkey single track railway project in Tanzania; Yapı Merkezi has undertaken all of the 3 stations, maintenance workshop and warehouse area between the cities of Tabora and Isaka, the construction of the Railway Institute, the construction of the 165 km single-track railway together with the side lines, signaling, telecom and electrification. Yapı Merkezi plans to complete this $900 million project in 42 months.

Key project

The signing ceremony held in Dar es Salaam on July 4, 4 for the 2022th phase works of the railway line stretching from Tabora to Isaka in Tanzania, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan, Tanzanian Finance Minister Dr. Mwigulu Nchemba, Tanzanian Minister of Labor and Transport Prof. Makame M. Mbrawa, Tanzania Ambassador to Ankara Lieutenant General Yacoub Mohamed, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tanzania Railways Prof. It was held with the participation of John W. Kondoro, Tanzania Railways CEO Masanja Kadogosa and Yapı Merkezi Holding CEO Aslan Uzun.

The project, which is the 1.211th phase of the 4 km railway that will connect Dar es Salaam and Mwanza when completed, is also of key importance for the Tabora – Kigoma railway line to the Burundi border, which is also included in the investment program of Tanzania Railways (TRC). .

The 165th phase of 4 km is also in Yapı Merkezi

Aslan Uzun, who attended the signing ceremony, stated that he is happy to add a new one to the successful projects they have realized in Africa so far and said: Our company had undertaken the construction. Recently, Sub-Saharan Africa's first electric locomotive started testing on our line. Tanzania Railways officials entrusted us with the construction work of the 3th section of this very important railway line of the Republic of Tanzania, due to their trust in Yapı Merkezi's meticulousness and work quality. We signed for the 4th phase of the 165 km long project in question. We are proud to be an important part of this iconic and environmentally friendly project.”

Yapı Merkezi has built over 3 km of railways in 4.000 continents

Established in 1965, Yapı Merkezi has become a global pioneer in the fields of transportation, infrastructure and general contracting as a Turkish construction company that has accomplished huge projects in international arenas. By the end of 2021, the company has successfully completed more than 3 kilometers of railway and 4.000 rail system projects on 62 continents, ensuring that more than 3,5 million passengers are safely transported around the world per day. Yapı Merkezi completed the Eurasia Tunnel Project, which connects the Asian and European continents with a highway tunnel under the seabed, in 2016. The 2017Çanakkale Bridge, the world's longest (2.023m) mid-span suspension bridge, for which the Joint Venture led by Yapı Merkezi was awarded in 1915, was completed 18 months before the delivery date and put into service on March 18, 2022.

Yapı Merkezi has its signature on ongoing and completed transportation projects in other African countries such as Tanzania, Ethiopia, Senegal, Zambia, Algeria, Morocco and Sudan.

With more than 19.000 employees, Yapı Merkezi aims to gradually strengthen its qualification as a sought-after and trusted “world brand” and to maintain its distinguished position in the public works history of Turkey and the world. Ranking 250th in 2021 in the TOP 68 Global Contractors List determined by Engineering News-Record – ENR every year, Yapı Merkezi also ranked 9th in the Rail Systems-Public Transport List.

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