Parsons JV wins role on world’s longest suspension bridge project in Turkey
August 08, 2017 – A joint venture (JV) of Parsons and Tekfen Engineering has been awarded a contract by the Turkish Directorate of Highways (KGM) to provide engineering services for the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway project in Turkey.
Under the contract, the JV will be responsible for the provision of engineering consultancy, construction support and construction supervision and inspection services for the project.
Furthermore, Parsons will also offer KGM staff with technology transfer in the design and construction of suspension bridges.
Touted to be the world’s longest suspension bridge, the $2.8bn bridge will be built 200km southwest of Istanbul, spanning the Dardanelles Strait, which links Lapseki District to the Gelibolu District (Gallipoli) bridge.
The 1915 Çanakkale Bridge will have a record setting 2,023m main span, a number that represents both the expected opening date of 2023 and the centennial of the Turkish Republic.
Parsons vice president and suspension bridge lead engineer on the project Ken Serzan said: “We’re proud to be a part of this landmark project.
“Our strong performance and reputation for delivering complex long-span bridges, combined with our technical strength worldwide, help us to achieve overall value for our customers.”