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Alimak hoists help out on Istanbul housing project

Istanbul's largest housing project uses 26 Alimak construction hoists

Evora Istanbul is the Turkish capital's largest housing development.
Evora Istanbul is the Turkish capital's largest housing development.

Turkey’s Evora Istanbul housing project has enlisted the help of 26 construction hoists produced by Swedish lifting equipment manufacturer Alimak Hek.

Contractor Teknik Yapi Construction acquired the hoists from local Alimak distributor Atilla Dural Mumessillik insaat Turizm Ticaret. The devices are being used to build the low-and medium-rise structures of Evora Istanbul, which is the Turkish capital’s largest housing project.

The 44-block development occupies a 300-acre plot on the Anatolia side of Istanbul. Its high-rise towers are being constructed with the help of tower cranes.

The Alimak hoists are designed to lift both materials and personnel. The Alimak Scando 450 model, which accounts for the majority of the hoists being used on the project, can lift a maximum load of two tonnes up to a height of 150m.

Evora Istanbul is the brainchild of renowned Turkish architect Eren Yorulmazer, and has been under construction since 2011. The development is being built on a hillside overlooking the Sea of Marmara, and will eventually become home to more than 20,000 people. Once completed, the project will feature 4,300 residential units, three shopping districts, schools, and a host of recreational facilities.

Work on the large-scale Turkish housing development is scheduled to end during the first quarter of this year.

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