Derince International Container Terminal
- Project Type
- Container Terminal
- Titas Toprak Insaat Ve TaahhÃ¼t A.S. and P&O Australia Ports
- Project Value
- Not Available
- Project Period
- 1997 - 2000
- Current Status
- On Hold
Master Plan • Feasibility Study • Privatization Tender • Concept Design
The site for the proposed Derince International Container Terminal is located in Izmit Bay, 80km east of Istanbul, Turkey. The development involved the design of a new container terminal on a ‘greenfield’ site which was capable of handling 1 million TEU per annum.
The project included:
- Clearing of the site and demolition of the existing buildings
- Expropriation of 28 hectares of Treasury and privately owned land which, combined with the reclaimed land, provides a total site area of 76 hectares
- A 920m long wharf structure, consisting of a suspended concrete deck on steel piles and capable of supporting Panamax quay cranes
- Approximately 48 hectares of reclamation for future container storage area
- New substation, workshop, administration, container freight station and amenities buildings
- A rail handling area which was to connect to the main Istanbul to Ankara line
- Pavements and services configured for RTG operations
- Access roads, a flyover across the Turkish State Railways railway line and a major intersection with the D-100 Turkish highway
Cullen Grummitt & Roe was involved in our client’s feasibility study and in the preparation of tender documents presented to the local port authority. CGR’s services included master planning of the site, calculation of development costs and staging for input into the financial model, preliminary design and preparation of drawings for inclusion into our client’s tender.
Our client’s tender was successful.
Cullen Grummitt & Roe was subsequently involved in further reviews of the master plan and has completed the concept design for pricing by the contractor. Due to the major earthquake in this region combined with trade and political issues, the project has not yet proceeded.