The Japanese TAISEI company makes the 150-year dream come true: Vice President of the Japanese TAISEI company, who completed the tunnel construction of Marmaray, whose days were inaugurated, said that they are proud to realize the 150-year dream of the Turkish people and to sign an example of the countries in the region.
The "tube passage project", which was prepared for the first time in the Ottoman period with Sultan Abdülmecid and the time of the 2nd Abdülhamit Han, which will connect the two sides of the Bosphorus under the sea, is no longer a dream in the very near future. Turkish-Japanese collaboration with foundations laid in 2004. "Marmaray Rail Tube Tunnel", the establishment of the Republic of Turkey will enter service on October 90 to celebrate the 29th anniversary.
The construction of Marmaray, which used the "immersed tube tunnel technique" and is the deepest immersed tube tunnel used by the rail systems of the world with a depth of 60 meters, took longer than intended due to the archaeological works carried out during the construction process.
Within the scope of the project, which was set out to solve the traffic problem that has become chronic in Istanbul, Japanese TAISEI constructed a railway tunnel of approximately 14 km in length on the Anatolian side, under the Bosphorus and on the European side, as well as stations in Yenikapı, Sirkeci, Üsküdar and Kazlıçeşme. .
TAISEI, which celebrates its 140th anniversary this year and has nearly 8 employees, is known as the company that also built the “Ginza Line” in Tokyo, Japan's first metro line. Participating in infrastructure and construction projects especially in Southeast Asian countries, the firm's expertise in airport construction is also known.
- “It will be an example to the countries in the region” -
Answering the questions of the AA reporter in the company's headquarters in Tokyo, TAISEI Corporation Vice President Ogata stated that Marmaray, which will contribute to the solution of the traffic problem, one of the biggest problems of Istanbul, will also facilitate the daily life of the Turkish people.
Ogata said, “Marmaray is of great importance in terms of the pride of the Turkish people. This project means realizing the dream of connecting Asia and Europe, which has existed since the Ottoman Period, ”he said. Besides the project's contribution to the Turkish economy, the civil engineering field in Turkey and that it is beneficial in the sense that highlight the progress of the construction industry Ogata, he said:
“Marmaray proved that we can do an excellent job to the countries in the region as well. The Japanese and Turkish construction sectors managed to build an extremely difficult tunnel together and successfully. This business will be an example showing that Japan can successfully partner with local industries. ”
Stating that he is looking forward to attending the ceremony to be held in Istanbul for the opening of Marmaray, Ogata said, “This project means realizing the dreams of the Turkish people. For this reason, not only TAISEI, but all Japanese people are proud to be able to take part in such a historical and important business. ”
That Turkey and Japan continued cooperation in third countries also striking Ogata, recalling made by the partnership of Doha TAISEI-TAV Airport's terminal building, "This is a huge project to be completed. We are receiving offers from other Turkish companies and we will evaluate them. ”
- “Withstands 7.5 magnitude earthquake” -
TAISEI Design Deputy General Manager Masahiko Tsuchiya also evaluated the impact of Marmaray's construction process on Istanbul's cultural assets and the earthquake resistance of the tunnel.
Underlining the importance of protecting Istanbul's cultural treasure within the scope of the project, Tsuchiya explained that they sometimes stopped working due to archaeological excavations carried out by experts during the construction process and sometimes they had to make changes in the design. Tsuchiya stated that some archaeological artifacts have been moved to new places in this process, and they have changed the construction plan when they encounter artifacts that need to be protected.
Stressing that the project's earthquake resistance is at a very high level, Tsuchiya noted that Marmaray was designed to withstand a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, and on the other hand, they saw that the tunnel could withstand more severe jolts with their tests.
Source : I emlak.haberxnumx.co