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Turkey: Thyssenkrupp wins deal for $24bn airport

Thyssenkrupp has secured a multimillion-euro contract to deliver 143 passenger boarding bridges for Istanbul New Airport in Turkey

Thyssenkrupp has scooped a contract to supply 143 passenger boarding bridges (PBB) for Turkey’s Istanbul New Airport.
Thyssenkrupp has scooped a contract to supply 143 passenger boarding bridges (PBB) for Turkey’s Istanbul New Airport.

Thyssenkrupp has secured a multimillion-euro contract to deliver 143 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) for Istanbul New Airport.

The deal, worth a “double-digit million euro amount”, is the largest in the company’s history.

The units will be designed and manufactured using the latest technologies, including the only PBB-specific global norm, EN12312-4, according to the manufacturer.

Once the equipment has been commissioned, Thyssenkrupp will be responsible for all key maintenance tasks, with specialised staff working to ensure the optimal performance of the PBBs.

Alexander Pfurr, chief executive officer of Thyssenkrupp Airport Systems, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this iconic project that will greatly improve airport capacity in Turkey.

“When open, the new airport will meet the travel requirements for generations to come, whilst also positively affecting Turkey’s economy. It’s an exciting venture and we look forward to contributing our expertise to make it a success.”

Yusuf Akçayoğlu, chief executive officer of İGA, the company tasked with the construction and operation of Istanbul New Airport, added: “Thyssenkrupp Airport Systems has vast experience in airport solutions. Its boarding bridges are renowned for their reliability, efficiency, and high standards in manufacturing.

“We have considered our investment carefully, and are convinced [that we have] the best possible partner on board. We believe that Istanbul New Airport, which will be the world’s new air transport hub in the first quarter of 2018, will serve high-tech and innovative experiences to passengers with Thyssenkrupp Airport Systems.”

At a cost of more than $24bn (EUR22bn), Istanbul New Airport represents Turkey’s largest-ever investment.

With a capacity of 200 million passengers per year, the airport is set to become the world’s largest upon completion in 2018.

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