Maximum Dimensions of Ships Passing Through Canal Istanbul

The construction phase of the Canal Istanbul Project, announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2011 and publicized as yaklaşık crazy project esi and announced by the Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, is expected to be around 5 for the year and its minimum economic life will be 100 year. .


The maximum dimensions of the fuel tank and container ships that can pass through the channel Istanbul, which is one of the determining factors in the design of the channel, were determined.

Accordingly, 275 meter-wide, 48 meter-wide fuel tanker 145 bin detveyt ton (DWT), 340 meter-long, 48,2 meter-wide container ship is expected to carry 120 thousand DWT cargo.

According to the information gathered from the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Application Dossier of the Channel Istanbul Project, which was put on the website of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, the reporter was informed by President Erdoğan at the 2011, the ulan crazy project sites and the route of Transportation, Maritime and Communication. The construction of the Kanal Istanbul Project, announced by the Minister Arslan, is planned to last approximately 5 years. The minimum economic life of the channel is estimated as 100 year, provided that the necessary maintenance and renewal activities are carried out.

Within the scope of Kanal Istanbul Project, the channel will be opened with the methods and techniques to be determined after geological and geotechnical researches carried out in the area of ​​approximately 45 kilometers following the east of Küçükçekmece Lake-Sazlıdere Dam-Terkos. Thus, a safe alternative waterway connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara and the Mediterranean Sea will be established.

During the determination of the dimensions of the canal, the maximum dimensions of the ships which were expected to pass through here were examined for maximum dimensions for different ship categories. In this context, the 275 meter-wide and 48 meter-wide fuel tank is expected to carry a maximum of 145 thousand DWT. The 340 meter ship and the 48,2 meter ship are planned to carry a maximum of 120 thousand DWT dead cargo.

The depth of the channel where these vessels can pass is about 25 meters. The width of the canal will vary from about 250 to a thousand meters depending on the berthing structures and maneuvering areas on the corridor.

Breakwater to be made to the channel for safety

It is planned that the channel will perform its functions in a healthy way, and breakwaters will be made for safe entry and exit of the ships in the Black Sea entrance. Control centers, guide captain offices, tug docks, lanterns will be constructed to ensure the healthy traffic course, which will ensure the continuous control of ship traffic.

Emergency response stations, emergency docks and waiting areas in the Black Sea and Marmara Sea are located in the plan.

In addition to the facilities and structures required for the channel operation, it is planned to build marina, container ports and logistics center to be developed to be integrated with the project.

Within the scope of the project, the islands and coastal embankment areas where the materials to be removed from the excavation works will be stored will be created.



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