Local, global firms qualified for Bosphorus bridge tender
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Three foreign and eight local firms have received authorization to bid in tomorrow’s tender for the build-operate-transfer tender for Istanbul’s third bridge over the Bosphorus. Italian and Korean construction companies are interested in the tender. Hürriyet photoThree foreign and eight domestic firms have received authorization to participate in tomorrow’s tender for the Odayeri-Paşaköy highway project, which includes a third bridge over the Bosphorus.
The first tender for the Northern Marmara Highway project, a $5 billion, 414-kilometer highway project linking Adapazarı with Tekirdağ, took place on March 9, 2011. The first date to receive applications had been set as Aug. 23, but was then delayed to Nov. 22 and Jan. 10. At that juncture, certain firms asked for a three-month or six-month delay. There were no applications in the Jan. 10 tender. As a result, the Transportation Ministry divided the project into two separate parts.
The revised project foresees a build-operate-transfer tender for the third Bosphorus bridge and 90 kilometers of feeder highway. The remaining 314 kilometers of highway between Europe and Anatolia will be constructed using public funds. The initial tender, set for April 5, was then delayed to April 20.
The companies that have received authorization for tomorrow’s tender are the following: Cengiz İnşaat, MAPA İnşaat, STFA İnşaat, Güriş İnşaat, Posco E&C, Park Holding, Atlı Makina ve İnşaat, Astaldi, Yapı Merkezi, Salini Costruttori and Alsim Alarko.