Strukton Immersion Projects awarded Çanakkale Bridge Caissons Project
Strukton Immersion Projects (SImP) has signed a contract with Daelim-Limak-SK-Yapi Merkezi JV for the immersion of two bridge caissons along the Dardanelles Strait in Turkey. The caissons will form the foundation of the 1915 Ҫanakkale bridge.
The Çanakkale bridge will become the longest suspension bridge in the world with a bridge span of 2023 meters. The size of each caisson is enormous and matches the size of two times the Strukton head office in Utrecht.
Strukton Immersion Projects will be responsible for the operations for the float out, transport and immersion of the caissons including the required engineering. The construction of the caissons will start February 2018. The actual float out is planned around September 2018. While floating, the roof and towers of the caissons will be completed. The immersion will start at the beginning of 2019.
Strukton is worldwide market leader in immersed tunnels. Strukton Immersion Projects is the specialist company of Strukton International for the floatation, transport and immersion of tunnel elements and caissons. The scope of work of Strukton Immersion Projects includes the engineering, preparation and execution of the immersed tunnelling processes, including the required marine works.