7 MEKA BATCH PLANTS ON 3rd ISTANBUL AIRPORT PROJECT – A MEGA PROJECT IN TURKEY

Istanbul 3rd Airport project, which will be the biggest airport in the world with 150 million/year passenger capacity, is almost finished and is planned to be put to operation by the end of 2018. Istanbul 3rd Airport project is one of Turkey's megaprojects and is one of the largest project activities in recent years. A consortium of the biggest Turkish construction companies Cengiz, Kolin, Limak, Mapa and Kalyon - under the name of IGA (Istanbul Grand Airport) won the contract to build the airport in 2013.


This mega project includes construction of 16 taxiway, 6.5 million square meter apron with 500 airline park capacity, VIP lounge, cargo and general aviation terminal, 165 passenger bridges, 4 separate terminal buildings with rail system for transportation between terminals, 3 technical blocks and air traffic control towers, 8 control towers, and 6 independent tracks suitable for all types of aircrafts. The project will also include a state guest house, 70,000-capacity indoor and outdoor parking, aviation medical center, hotels, fire brigade, and garage center.


In this important project, 7 MEKA Concrete Batching Plants were chosen. All the concrete (over 4,500,000 m³) has been poured from 7 MEKA batch plants with overall capacity exceeding 1,265 m³/h! Two high capacity 2x250 m³/h with two 5.0 m³ mixers, two 2x180 m³/h and three 3x135 m³/h batch plants for special Apron Concrete has been working at their maximum potential to finish the project on time. These machines were specially designed for airfield concrete applications with exceptional MEKA craftsmanship and are equipped with independent aggregate weighing bins, PLC add-on modules to increase weighing accuracy and powerful 5.0 mixers. MEKA once again proved its superiority and continues to work on Research&Development.

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