Aggreko Powers Izmit Bay Bridge Construction
ISTANBUL, April 28, 2014
ISTANBUL, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of interim power and temperature
control services has been awarded contracts to provide supplementary power to
Turkey's landmark infrastructure project, the Izmit Bay Bridge. The project,
50 km southeast of Istanbul, will be the world's fourth longest suspension
bridge when complete and will form the centrepiece of a new, state-of-the-art
highway system linking Izmit and Istanbul.
Aggreko will supply 8.6 MW of back-up power across the entire project to the
site operations of IHI Holding, the Japanese construction company leading the
project. The Aggreko installation will allow construction to continue without
delay as well as ensure all critical safety systems and processes remain
operational in the event of any disruption from the local grid supply.
"Aggreko is well-known for their high quality service and reliable generators.
We were delighted they could provide us with a complete solution and offer the
flexibility to rapidly increase our power supply as and when needed. The
equipment is fuel-efficient and Aggreko's customer service is top-notch,"
commented Umit Kaymaz, Deputy Manager of Administration, IHI Infrastructure
The bridge is also being built in an area prone to seismic activity, so a
complex pylon design is being employed to make it earthquake-resistant. The
pylons are built into concrete foundations that will sit on a layer of gravel
on the seabed. This design will insulate and protect the structure in the
event of an earthquake.
To ensure this part of the project runs without interruption, Aggreko is
supplying 2 MW of power to Sezai Türkeş Feyzi Akkaya İnşaat A.S (STFA) to run
the pumps and other dredging activities associated with submerging the
caissons used to fix the pylons in place at depths of up to 40 meters below
sea level. In order to bring the high capacity and reliable power supply
directly to the off-shore construction site, the Aggreko equipment is being
mounted on tugboats.
"STFA has a long history of working with Aggreko. We are satisfied with their
speed of delivery and strong business ethics. The time frames of this project
were critical as the caissons needed to be submerged as per the schedule
without any delays, be the delays due to unexpected causes or equipment
failures," commented Bahadir Imirzaloglu, Project Manager, STFA. "Aggreko's
reliable power allowed the project to be delivered on schedule and we are very
happy with the services provided to us."
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and
temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 6,000 people operating
from 202 locations. In 2013 we served customers in about 100 countries, and
had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 1.9bn). Aggreko
plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the
FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland.
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need
them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time.
Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to
service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power
shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems.
We serve our customers either through our 202 service centres, which we call
the Local business, or globally through our Power Projects business.
In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire
our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we
retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the Power Projects
business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a
power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our
customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity
we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these
requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Recent customers include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the
Ryder Cup and Cirque du Soleil and the power utilities in over 50 countries
including the UK, France, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA.
In 2013 we fulfilled almost 48,000 customers' assignments and 72% of those who
responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
For more information, please visit our local website at :
Contact: Contact: Rashmi Mandani, Marketing Specialist, Aggreko,
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