Sunday, July 14, 2024

MAYOR VISITS MICROTUNNELLING PROJECT

Istanbul, the Turkish metropolitan city with a population of 16 million people, currently hosts several ongoing microtunnelling projects.

Istanbul, the Turkish metropolitan city with a population of 16 million people, currently hosts several ongoing microtunnelling projects. ISKI (Istanbul Water and Sewerage Utility) is constructing a 4 m diameter and 20,614 m long potable water transmission tunnel known as the Kagithane – Bahcelievler – Sefakoy microtunnelling project.

Ekrem Imamoglu, the Metropolitan Mayor of Istanbul, paid a visit to the microtunnelling site on 19 April, 2023. Dr Safak Basa, the General Manager of ISKI, briefed the Mayor and the delegation about the status of the project as some 13,450 m of the microtunnelling works have been completed, with some 7,164m of microtunnelling works to be completed soon. The Mayor expressed his appreciation to this trenchless construction project for bringing a better potable water supply system to the European side of Istanbul.

ISKI has several ongoing potable water, stormwater and wastewater microtunnelling projects. Many new tenders for the upcoming microtunnelling projects will be announced soon. Along with microtunnelling projects, 65 km of CIPP UV relining and 65 km PVC fold & form relining as well as 7.5 km of HDD projects are also continuing in Istanbul.

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Dr Basa, is a great supporter of trenchless technology. He made a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of No-Dig Turkey 2022 event and he will make a keynote speech at
the opening ceremony of No-Dig Turkey 2023 event.TSITT has hosted annual No-Dig shows
since 2011. ISTT and TSITT jointly held the International No-Dig 2015 Conference and
Exhibition in Istanbul with great success. The conference and exhibition attracted 94
companies from 21 countries.

This year’s No-Dig Turkey Conference and Exhibition will be held between 31 October and 1 November, 2023 at WOW Istanbul Hotel & Convention Centre with the theme of Earthquake Resilient Underground Pipelines. Interested authors are invited to submit their abstracts by no later than 31 July, 2023. For detailed information about registration, exhibiting and sponsoring opportunities, please visit www.nodigturkey.com or email info@akated.com

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